Board of Directors Meeting 10/6/21 at 6pm

The next meeting of the Board of Directors is a Regular Business Board Meeting scheduled as follows:


DATE:             October 6, 2021

TIME:              6:00 pm

PLACE:           Via Zoom


Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Join by Phone:

Phone Number: 1-669-900-6833

Webinar ID: 897 0968 7840

Passcode: 912329

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REMINDER: Notices are posted at All meetings are made accessible to persons with disabilities and all members of the public are welcome to attend. Please contact Janelle Santana at (707) 256-1224 for further information or to request any disability-related modifications or accommodations.

Oct 6, 2021 Board Packet

NBRC Community Vaccination Video

Members of the NBRC community share why they decided to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and what they’re looking forward to.

Back to Normal: It Takes All of Us from Alchemia on Vimeo.

Volver a la Normalidad – Spanish from Alchemia on Vimeo.

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Early Start Public Service Announcement

COVID-19 Information and Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1A Letter for Family Members

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1A Letter for Family Members

To Whom It May Concern:

California has a large population of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Recent COVID-19 studies have identified several groups within this population as being at high risk of COVID-19 complications and related fatalities. The purpose of this letter is to clarify that family members of certain people are “health care workers” pursuant to the State of California’s Vaccination Plan (, and thus are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination within Phase 1A.

These family members include those who care for people with any of the following conditions. This list is not necessarily exhaustive:

• Cerebral palsy • Down Syndrome • Epilepsy • Specialized health care needs, including dependence upon ventilators, oxygen, and other technology

The eligibility of these family members can be ascertained by documentation from their California regional center, verifying the qualifying condition of the member of their household who has an intellectual or developmental disability. A list of regional centers is available here: Alternatively, a family member may choose to present medical documentation of the qualifying condition of the member of their household who has an intellectual or developmental disability.

We hope this letter clarifies the eligibility of certain family members for the COVID-19 vaccine pursuant to Phase 1A of the State’s Plan, and thereby assists in protecting the health of Californians most at risk from COVID-19 impacts.




Please reach out to your NBRC Service Coordinator for more information. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language