SAVE THE DATE: Disparity Grant Proposal Public Comment – Sept 17th at Solano Co Office of Education

Public Meeting to Review 2019/20 Disparity Project Grant Funding


Tuesday, Sept 17th, 2019

 6-8 pm

Solano Co Office of Education

5100 Business Center Dr

Fairfield, CA 94534


Draft Proposal will be available for view by August 30th.

Disparity Project announcement 2019.20_Spanish

North Bay Regional Center wants to make sure that we are continuously improving.

We strive to exceed our mission, desired outcomes, and that we are in compliance with all requirements.

The Disparity Funds Program supports projects that aim to increase equity in service access.

Proposals must link to an identified issue or barrier in the local community or statewide, which has been identified through POS data, stakeholder feedback, and/or RC plans and recommendations to promote equity and reduce disparities.

We continue to fulfill all planned activities with the intent of improving outcomes as directed by our community members, Board of Directors, and NBRC staff.

How do we continue to improve in our efforts to address disparities in purchases of service?

We are continuing activities from this year and prior years, such as the continued outreach and education, staff training, use of social media, providing orientation to Regional Center services to new families, and increased collaboration with community partners:

  • Promotora project

  • Translation of materials and information into Spanish and Tagalog

  • Cultural Sensitivity presentations to staff and vendors

  • Agency-wide implementation of Person Centered Thinking, Planning, and Practices

You are invited to hear a presentation of our proposed plan and provide your input. We will present the plan and listen to your comments at the Solano Co Office of Education on Tues, Sept 17, 2019 from 6-8pm.

or send your Disparity Proposal comment form or Disparity Proposal comment form_Spanish by mail or email to:

January Crane, Department Manager

PO Box 3360 NAPA CA 94558


Orientation to Self Determination Program Option offered at NBRC

Please join us for one of these presentations on the Self Determination Program –

Offered in Napa (610 Airpark Way) from 10-12 on Friday, August 16th

or in Santa Rosa ( 2351 Mendocino Ave) from 10-12 on Monday, August 19th.

RSVP to:

The Self-Determination Program is based on beliefs that people —

  • Plan their own lives and make their own decisions
  • Determine how funding is spent for their services and supports
  • Plan and choose their own formal and informal supports
  • Take responsibility for the decisions made
  • Validate those decisions through maintaining ongoing control


  • The five principles of self-determination are —
    • Freedom to exercise the same rights as all citizens; to establish, with freely chosen supports, family and friends, where they want to live, with whom they want to live, how their time will be occupied, and who supports them;
    • Authority to control a budget in order to purchase services and supports of their choosing;
    • Support, including the ability to arrange resources and personnel, which will allow flexibility to live in the community of their choice;
    • Responsibility, which includes the opportunity to take responsibility for making decisions in their own lives and accept a valued role in their community, and,
    • Confirmation, in making decisions in their own lives by designing and operating the service that they rely on.

NBRC Board of Directors Recruitment Announcement

Dear NBRC Community,


The North Bay Regional Center Board of Directors is currently seeking someone with legal expertise to serve on our board.  If you are aware of someone with legal skills that you feel would make a good board member, will you please share the attached flyer and link.  Thank you for your assistance in helping NBRC recruit qualified candidates for board membership.



The Department of Developmental Services (Department) is pleased to announce the Home and Community-Based Services Settings Final Rule Training initiative. This initiative aims to provide more information and support for stakeholders in California to be in alignment with the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule. The Department is partnering with Public Consulting Group and Support Development Associates for these trainings.


The initiative will consist of a series of in-person trainings and webinars held across the state in 2019 at no cost to training participants.  The initiative will consist of 14 trainings that cover specific topics related to the HCBS Settings Final Rule, including an overview of the HCBS Settings Final Rule; how person-centered service planning supports the rule; an overview of the provider assessment process, including consumer input; and achieving compliance.  Six trainings will be in-person, and eight trainings will be web-based.

Trainings will be held from August through October 2019.

The purpose of these trainings is to educate, train, and support all California stakeholders to better understand the HCBS Settings Final Rule and inform all stakeholders about California’s process for coming into compliance with the Final Rule. These trainings will help assure that key stakeholders, including individuals and their families, providers, and regional center staff are knowledgeable of, and understand the principles of HCBS, including the importance of person-centered service planning.  This knowledge is critical as the Department undertakes the assessment of services required by the rule and works with all stakeholders throughout the transition process. While certain topics are more directed to providers or to individuals and families, each training is open to all California stakeholders. Public Consulting Group or Support Development Associates will provide a glossary of terms at the beginning of each training to create a common vocabulary so that all stakeholders can benefit from each training.

The first training of this series is a webinar that will provide an overview of the HCBS Settings Final Rule. There will be four two-hour webinars on the same topic, each covering the same material. Information to register is provided in the HCBS Setting Overview Training Flyer and the Department requests your assistance in sharing with individuals and family members receiving regional center services, regional center staff, consumer or family-run committees and organizations, vendor committees, and other community-based organizations.


Materials and recorded webinar and/or presentations will be distributed by e-mail and posted on the Department’s website at



Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Hearings video

Families and clients of several Regional Centers have shared wonderful stories of how the Regional Center has supported them and provcided recommendations for continued support.

Please take a peek at clips from the recent Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Hearings

Safety Training and Risk Reduction for Family, Support Staff, and Self Advocates – July 11th 2019

Get Safe, funded in partnership with the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, announces two opportunities to receive information about Safety Training and Risk Reduction on July 11th.


Self-Advocates : (click link for more information)



1301-A Rand St

Petaluma, CA

Safety Training – Family and Support Staff:(click link for more information)


Solano Co Events Center, Large Conf Room

601 Texas St

Fairfield, Ca

Orientation to North Bay Regional Center – July 16th

North Bay Regional Center invites you to….

Learn About:

  • Eligibility for NBRC services

  • The role of your Service Coordinator

  • Regional Center Services and Providers

  • What you can expect from NBRC

          . . . and much more!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019,

6:00-8:00 pm

Location: 610 Airpark Rd, Napa CA

Refreshments Provided!

Contact/RSVP to January Crane

707-256-1256 or