Video: Relative invisibility makes for uphill battle to get COVID vaccines for Americans with IDD

4/2/21 Community Forum in English and Spanish

April 2, 2021 1:30 – 2:30 pm

North Bay Regional Center is holding a series of community forums to discuss updates on COVID-19 testing and vaccinations via Zoom video conferencing. This is an opportunity for individuals served and their families to ask questions and share information. In order to participate in these meetings, please click on the Zoom link below. If you have any trouble connecting with audio or video, you may dial into the meeting using the phone number below and the meeting ID.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Dial by your location: 1 (669) 900-6833

Meeting ID: 816 7178 6904

Password: 432095

2 de abril de 2021 1:30 – 2:30 pm

El Centro Regional del Norte de la Bahía está teniendo una serie de foros comunitarios para discutir los cambios relacionados con las pruebas y vacunas COVID-19 a través de videoconferencias de Zoom. Esta es una oportunidad para que las personas atendidas y sus familias hagan preguntas y compartir información. Para participar en esta reuniónes, oprima el enlace Zoom a continuación. Si tiene algún problema para conectarse con audio o video, también puede llamar para participar en la reunión utilizando el número de teléfono y número de identificación de la reunión que están aquí.

Unirse a la reunión Zoom:

Llame por teléfono: 1 (669) 900-6833

Numero de Identificación: 816 7178 6904

Contraseña: 432095

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Early Start Public Service Announcement

Self Determination Advisory Committee Meeting 3/8/21 at 12:30pm

Monday, March 8, 2021 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Via Zoom:

or you can call in.

Call-in: (669) 900-6833  |  Meeting ID: 833 9686 5788  |  Password: 138624

March 2021 SDAC Agenda

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Client Advisory Committee 2/26/21 1:30-3:00 pm

via Zoom:
or Call-in: 669-900-6833  Meeting ID: 886 4987 7033  Password: 379177

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.