NCI Survey Presentation 03/06/24 at 6:00 p.m.

Please join North Bay Regional Center (NBRC) at our Board of Director’s meeting, on March 6, 2024 at 6 p.m. for a presentation on the National Core Indicator (NCI) Survey.  These surveys give individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families the opportunity to voluntarily and confidentially participate in surveys to share their experiences on access to and use of regional center and community services.

  • Survey responses help California learn how it is doing compared to other states.
  • Survey responses help the regional centers see what they are doing well and what they can improve on.

For more information on the NCI Survey please visit:

https://www.dds.ca.gov/rc/nci/

Meeting details

When: March 6, 2024

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom or in person at Solano County Special Education 5100 Business Center Dr, Fairfield, CA 94534

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Languages: Spanish and ASL interpretation will be available

 

 

Service Needs Survey/Encuesta de Necesidades de Servicio

NBRC is currently developing our annual Community Resource Development Plan (CRDP) that is approved by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). This plan provides start-up funding to develop new programs, for individuals served by NBRC.  NBRC needs your input into what services are needed and what priorities our plan should include. This survey also informs NBRC’s Resource Development Department about what additional services need to be developed outside of the CRDP Plan.
Please take a few minutes to answer the survey questions. NRBC’s service priorities will be posted on our website in early October 2023.

 

El Centro Regional del Norte de la Bahia (NBRC) está desarrollando un Plan de Recursos Comunitarios para la aprobación por el Departamento de Servicios de Desarrollo (DDS). Este plan proporcionará financiación inicial para nuevos programas necesarios en los condados de Napa, Solano y Sonoma. NBRC necesita su opinión sobre qué servicios se necesitan y qué prioridades debe tener nuestro plan. Tómese unos minutos para responder las preguntas de nuestra encuesta. El plan de NBRC se publicará en nuestro sitio web para obtener más comentarios, antes de enviarlo al Departamento de Servicios de Desarrollo (DDS).

Profavor, tómese unos minutos para completar la encuesta.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CJVGDCS

FY 2023-24 NBRC Service Development Priorities

Community Resource Development Plan FY 23-24 – NBRC’s  Local Priorities

A Community Resource Development Plan (CRDP) is developed by each regional center in California with stakeholder input. This plan will be used to develop new resources for individuals with developmental disabilities living in the community.

NBRC gathered stakeholder input via survey and needs assessments to determined the below DRAFT local priorities for the development of NBRC’s Community Resource Development Plan:

  • Paid Employment Programs
  • Behavioral Services
  • Speech Therapy
  • Socialization and Training Programs for teens
  • Dental Services
  • Home Health Services
  • Housing for individuals with intense behavioral needs
  • Affordable Housing

NBRC will submit its 2023-24 fiscal year Community Resource Development Plan to the Department of Developmental Services by November 13, 2023.  Once the plan is approved by the Department of Developmental Services, NBRC will publish Requests for Proposals asking service providers to develop new services to meet these priorities.

 

 

DSP Training Stipend Available – Two $625 Payments

Beginning September 1, 2023, Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) may receive up to two $625 (before taxes) stipends when they complete online training courses approved by the Department of Developmental Services available in the ARCA Learning Center.  The DSP Training Stipend Program runs through June 30, 2024, and all courses must be completed by that date.

Below please find NBRC’s process for vendors and DSP staff to access this new program, including information on who qualifies for this program.

NBRC DSP Stipend Program

Additional information can be found at www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/workforce-initiatives/ select DSP Training Stipend.

For questions regarding this program, please  reach out to dspworkforce@nbrc.net

 

Vendor DSP Workforce Survey-$8000 Incentive Payment

$8000 INCENTIVE OFFERED
TAKE THE DSP WORKFORCE SURVEY!

Register Here

The 2022 DSP Workforce Data Collection will begin in early May 2023.

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is collecting data from agencies that employ Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) about factors that impact the workforce. Registration is required to participate.  The data collection effort will collect data, through an online survey, on vendor agencies’ direct service professionals (DSPs) for calendar year 2022. Vendor agencies who are eligible to participate in the data collection and complete the survey in its entirety will receive an $8000 incentive after the data collection has ended. 

Below please find links to more information on the DSP Survey: 

DSP Workforce Survey Flyer

Link to the DDS Website with information on the Survey
https://www.dds.ca.gov/rc/vendor-provider/dsp-workforce-survey/

FAQs
https://www.dds.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/DSP_Workforce_Survey_FAQ_Eligibility_Requirements.pdf

Questions regarding the DSP Workforce Survey
dspworkforce@dds.ca.gov

Register Here

AB 637 Public Meeting February 1st 10:00 a.m.

Notice for: AB 637 Proposal and Notice of Public Meeting

January 17, 2023

North Bay Regional Center (NBRC) will be hosting a virtual public meeting on February 1, 2023 at

10:00 am, to discuss a proposal that will be submitted to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), requesting to waive the use of the statewide median rates, associated with the following service codes: 056, 115, 116, and 117; pursuant to Welfare and Institution Code § 4691.9 (a),.

This request will include NBRC’s current vendored and new Psychologists providing Intellectual and/or Autism Evaluations. This waiver will afford NBRC, the ability to complete timely eligibility reviews for prospective applicants. NBRC is confident waiving this statue will increase provider availability, and as a result, accelerate the timeline for eligibility determination for client/ family access to Regional Center Services. NBRC estimates this waiver will increase purchase of service spending by $423,644.36 per year, directly related to psychological evaluations. NBRC will in addition, utilize the enhanced rate to address the need for Bilingual Psychologists to support non-English-speaking clients and families. A competitive rate will allow NBRC to support our three diverse catchment areas consisting of Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties more effectively. Last, to accomplish the goal of inclusion, diversity, and equity, NBRC needs to provide competent rates to hire qualifying English, Bilingual and Bicultural service providers to serve our marginalized populations.

This request in accordance with Title 17 Sections: CCR § 52082, CCR §57300 (c),  CCR § 57210(a)(19) and Welfare Institution Codes (WIC) WIC 4691.9 (a)

Please join us to review this proposal:

When: February 1, 2023 at 10:00 am

Where: Via Zoom (phone or video)

Written Comments: Can be submitted to vendor@nbrc.net through 02/02/23 

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Public Meeting January 17th at 11:00 a.m.

Notice for: AB 637 Proposal and Notice of Public Meeting

 

December 29, 2022

 

North Bay Regional Center (NBRC) will be hosting a virtual public meeting on 1/17/2023 at11:00 am, to discuss a proposal that will be submitted to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), requesting to waive the use of the statewide median rates, associated with the following service codes: 056, 115, 116, and 117; pursuant to Welfare and Institution Code § 4691.9 (a),.

This request will include NBRC’s current vendored and new Psychologists providing Intellectual and/or Autism Evaluations. This waiver will afford NBRC, the ability to complete timely eligibility reviews for prospective applicants. NBRC is confident waiving this statue will increase provider availability, and as a result, accelerate the timeline for eligibility determination for client/ family access to Regional Center Services. NBRC estimates this waiver will increase purchase of service spending by $232,144 per year, directly related to psychological evaluations. NBRC will in addition, utilize the enhanced rate to address the need for Bilingual Psychologists to support non-English-speaking clients and families. A competitive rate will allow NBRC to support our three diverse catchment areas consisting of Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties more effectively. Last, to accomplish the goal of inclusion, diversity, and equity, NBRC needs to provide competent rates to hire qualifying English, Bilingual and Bi-cultural service providers to serve our marginalized populations.

 

This request in accordance with Title 17 Sections: CCR § 52082, CCR §57300 (c),

CCR § 57210(a)(19) and Welfare Institution Codes (WIC) WIC 4691.9 (a)

 

Please join us to review this proposal:

When: January 17, 2023 at 11:00 am

Where: Via Zoom (phone or video)

Written Comments: Can be submitted to vendor@nbrc.net through 1/31/23.

 

Zoom Information:

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