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Clients 16 and older eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Dear NBRC clients and families,

As of March 15, regional center clients who are 16 or older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  NBRC mailed letters to all clients 16-64 that live independently or with their family to confirm eligibility for the vaccination.  Please note that appointments may be limited based on available supply.

Vaccination information, as well as updated COVID-19 information, is available at If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact your service coordinator or NBRC’s mainline (707) 256-1100.

Estimados clientes y familias de NBRC:

A partir del 15 de marzo, los clientes del centro regional que tengan 16 años o más son elegibles para recibir la vacuna COVID-19. NBRC mando cartas por correo a todos los clientes 16-64 que viven independientemente o con su familia para confirmar elegibilidad para la vacuna. Tenga en cuenta que las citas pueden estar limitadas según el suministro disponible.

La información sobre vacunas, así como la información actualizada sobre COVID-19, está disponible en Si tiene alguna pregunta o desea información adicional, comuníquese con su coordinador de servicios o a la línea principal de NBRC (707) 256-1100.



Deanna Mobley, Director of Intake and Clinical Services

Early Start Public Service Announcement

Public Disparity & Equity *English* Community Panel has been postponed

The Disparity & Equity Community Panel and Round Table Dialogue in English planned for this Saturday, March 6 from 1-3pm has been postponed at this time.

If you are a member of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community and are interested in participating on the panel of this event in the future, please contact Lindsay Franco, Diversity and Equity Specialist at

Public Disparity & Equity Spanish Community Panel and Dialogue this Saturday, March 6

¡Acompáñenos en un Panel de Comunidad de Disparidad y Equidad con una Mesa Redonda!

Escuche a su comunidad local acerca de sus experiencias con el Centro Regional. También tendrá la oportunidad de identificar las dificultades de acceder y usar los servicios de NBRC, explorar ideas para superar las barreras en la prestación de servicios, ¡y compartir los éxitos!

¡Esperamos verte allí!

Sábado, 6 de marzo de 2021

10am- 12pm: Mesa Redonda en español

Unirse a la reunión de Zoom

Identificación de la reunión: 869 5058 1627

Código de acceso: 387873

Teléfono: +1 669 900 6833


Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con:

Lindsay Franco, Especialista en Diversidad y Equidad,


Hear from your local community about their experiences with the Regional Center. You’ll also have an opportunity to discuss challenges to accessing and using NBRC services, brainstorm suggestions for overcoming culture and language barriers in service delivery, and share successes!

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 6, 2021

10am- 12pm: Spanish Round Table

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 869 5058 1627

Passcode: 387873

Phone: +1 669 900 6833


For more information, contact:

Lindsay Franco, Diversity & Equity Specialist,


Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Happy Development Disabilities Awareness Month!

Artwork by artist Eileen Schofield

In 1987, Ronald Reagan issued a public proclamation urging Americans to provide individuals with developmental disabilities “the encouragement and opportunities they need to lead productive lives and to achieve their full potential.”

Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the National Disabilities Rights Network (NDRN), and others work together in a campaign that seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in the communities in which they live.

This is a great way to help change the way the world defines and views disability in order to:

  • Raise awareness and encourage dialogue about what it means to have a disability
  • Dispel stereotypes and help others understand disability
  • Break down barriers and create opportunities for people with disabilities

NACDD is encouraging the public to share stories, photos, videos, and resources about topics such as education, employment and community living on social media throughout the month of March – using the hashtag #DDawareness2021. The NACDD wants to showcase the work being done to celebrate and improve the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.

More about the featured artwork for this year’s #DDawareness2021 campaign: Art Enables is a nonprofit organization that helps artists with disabilities create and sell their artwork, such as the artwork pictured above. With only 20% of people with disabilities in the workforce, this program helps contribute to that by providing a studio for people with disabilities to make art, as well as career and vocational training to market and sell their artwork. These artists are able to socialize, express themselves creatively, and earn income to increase their independence and build careers.

Take a look at what the program provides for the IDD community!

Hear some testimonies from artists and staff that work at Art Enables.

Meet the artists and check out their artwork!


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