NBRC Presents Performance Contract Plan for 2019 – Sept 5th

Public Meeting to Review 2019 Performance Plan

 

Wed, September 5, 2018

 5-7 pm

Board Room

North Bay Regional Center 610 Airpark Way

Napa, CA 94558

 

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 NBRC Performance Plan measures our ongoing performance on desired statewide outcomes, and compares North Bay Regional Center’s performance with the statewide average for all 21 regional centers in California. These desired outcomes reflect the state’s public policy direction for developmental services in the community.

 

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 implement this plan?

We are continuing activities from this year and prior years, such as the continued development of licensed homes, day activities, family support and training and more in 2018/19, such as:

 

  • Support for clients to move from State Developmental Centers to homes in the community
  • Support for children to live with families (their own family, foster family, or with a guardian)
  • Support for adults to live in home environments (in their own home with or without supported living services as needed, with their family)
  • Coordination of employment preparation and training, job development, and ongoing support for adults to find and maintain

 

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 during the Public Meeting of the NBRC Board of Directors on September 5, 2018.

 

or send your written input by mail or email to:

January Crane, MPA

Department Manager

PO Box 3360 NAPA CA 94558

Email: jcrane@nbrc.net

Interested in Becoming a Vendor of NBRC? Check this out…

Pre Vendor Workshop – September 18th

For any applicants that are interested in becoming a vendor or are in the process please attend our Pre Vendor Workshop held on September 18th at the Napa office.

Pre Vendor Workshop Informational Flyer

Pre Vendor Workshop Registration Form

 

Waiver Application for Self Determination Program Submitted March 13, 2018

Memo from DDS, dated 3/13/18:

 

The Waiver application for the Self Determination Program was submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today.  The application is back “on the clock” and CMS has 90 days to take action to either approve the application, deny the application or request additional clarification.  Because of all the work that’s been done up front to prepare CMS for the formal submission and to respond to their questions and concerns, [the Department is] very hopeful that the application will be approved.

 

A copy of the Waiver application is now posted on the Department’s website:

http://www.dds.ca.gov/SDP/SDPUpdates.cfm

 

 

Solano County hosts resource fair and website launch for people with disabilities

 

A Disabilities Resource Fair is planned for next Thursday, March 15 in Solano County, in observance of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, county officials announced.

Solano County Health and Social Services, in partnership with the DisABILITY Planning Group, will host the event from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the County Events Center, 601 Texas Street in Fairfield. This event is free and open to the public, they said.

At the resource fair, the County will unveil the SolanoCares.org – Disabilities website, an online hub of resources, services, health topics and events designed specifically for Solano residents with disabilities.

“Like its sister site SolanoCares4Seniors.org, this one-stop resource website provides people with disabilities, their family members, caregivers, and health care professionals a means to easily look up disability-related information,” officials said.

The site’s key features include a comprehensive service directory of local, state and national resources, community calendar, learning center, nationwide news stories and health library, they said.

“The website aims to empower people with disabilities by providing them a streamlined platform to find resources in an easy-to-read format,” officials said. “SolanoCares.org is ADA-compliant and available in multiple languages.”

Following the launch, guests are welcome to explore the website through multiple demo stations, event organizers said. Attendees can also learn about more than 20 organizations that cater to those with disabilities, including support and advocacy groups, transportation services, nonprofit agencies and government programs, they said.

“Finding resources can be challenging, and even more so if you have a disability,” Solano County Health Officer Bela Matyas said. “Our goal is to make it simpler for those with disabilities to find services that best meet their needs. The resource fair gives them the opportunity to learn about services available to them in the community and the website stores information about all these services in one convenient place which can be accesses anytime and anywhere.”

Light refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, register by Wednesday, March 14, at, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solanocaresorg-disabilities-website-launch-resource-fair-tickets-43450881757

For more information about the Disabilities Resource Fair and website launch event, contact Shai Davis, Senior Health Education Specialist at (707) 784-8679 and KBDavis@SolanoCounty.com.

 

Self Determination Advisory Committee Mtg – February 28th

On October 9, 2013 Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 468 into law, amending the Lanterman Act and mandating Regional Centers to implement a Self Determination Program. Per the law, the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has applied for approval of federal funding for this new Self Determination Program as of December 31,2014. The application is still in review at the federal level. Meanwhile, Regional Centers, in partnership with our community are beginning planning.

Please join the Self Determination Advisory Committee meetings for more information. A list of these meeting times, agendas, and minutes can be found here:

Self Determination Program Information

2/28/18 Meeting agenda:  SDAC_Agenda_2.28.18

 

Legislative Analyst’s Office Report: Evaluating California’s System for Serving Infants and Toddlers With Special Needs

Executive Summary

California Serves More Than 40,000 Infants and Toddlers With Special Needs. In 2015‑16, California provided early intervention services to about 41,000 infants and toddlers with special needs. These infants and toddlers either have a disability (such as a visual or hearing impairment) or a significant developmental delay (such as not beginning to speak or walk when expected). The state’s early intervention system provides these infants and toddlers with services such as speech therapy and home visits focused on helping parents promote their child’s development. Parts of California’s early intervention system date back more than 35 years. During this time, the state has not regularly, or even periodically, evaluated this system. In this report, we provide a comprehensive assessment of the system.

For the full report, please visit the LAO’s website.

Statement from NBRC on the Wine Country Fires

STATEMENT FROM NORTH BAY REGIONAL CENTER ON THE WINE COUNTRY FIRES

In the aftermath of one of the most destructive, damaging and expensive fires in our state’s history, North Bay Regional Center would be remiss in not acknowledging the tireless efforts of our fire fighters, first responders and other emergency and public safety personnel. Their efforts helped ensure the health and safety of some of the most vulnerable people we serve in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.

In addition to those in public service, we also appreciate the efforts of North Bay service provider community, staff from Sonoma Developmental Center and other direct support professionals who worked tirelessly around the clock to help with evacuation and placement of those residing in both the community and at Sonoma Developmental Center. Thanks to these joint efforts, along with strong support from the California Health and Human Services Agency and Department of Developmental Services, as the fires raged on we were collectively moving people quickly and safely into facilities and locations where they received ongoing and continuous medical and rehabilitative support.

Regarding the direct impact to North Bay Regional Center, we are happy to report that out of the over 9,000 people we serve in our three counties, we have received notification of only loss of one life due to natural causes in the transition. Outside of the one person served, all others are safe and accounted for. Out of those we serve, 23 people lost their homes, a majority of them from the Santa Rosa area. Of our 225 NBRC staff, we had no major injuries or loss of life, but sad to report that two employees and three of our NBRC volunteer board members lost their homes. Among our service providers, we are happy to share there was no loss of life or vendor structures (care homes, day program sites, etc.)

At this time, the state and local jurisdictions are still in the process of tabulating property damage and losses. To date, reported statistics have 14,000 residential homes destroyed or partially destroyed, 728 commercial properties destroyed and estimated financial loss totaling over $9 bilion in the over 210,000 acres burned. For regular updates on the Wine Country fires and other information about NBRC, please subscribe to our updates and follow us on Facebook.

We remain committed to the lives of people with developmental disabilities and the recovery of our region. There will be much rebuilding and growth that will rise from the ashes of this recent tragedy, but in the meantime we have work to do. We have 23 people served and many others who were indirectly impacted by the fires who need permanent, stable housing again and replacement of their personal care items.

Please direct any financial donations and tax-deductible gifts towards “Friends of North Bay Regional Center” a private, 501(c)3 organization supporting direct assistance to people with developmental disabilities in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.

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