Disability Thrive Initiative

NBRC Santa Rosa Office is Moving effective March 31st! ¡La Oficina de NBRC Santa Rosa se está mudando!


Self-Determination Program Webinar on March 30th

Are you a client or family member of a client of the regional center? Learn how the Self-Determination Program may empower you on Thursday March 30th at 2pm-3pm! To register please scan the QR Code on the flyer or visit the following link https://bit.ly/SDP3-30


President’s Day Closure February 20th

Home & Community Based Services Virtual Training 2/23 & 2/26

The next HCBS and My Rights virtual training will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at 5pm and Sunday February 26th at 2pm via Zoom. This hands-on workshop will educate individuals receiving services on how the HCBS Final Rules might impact day to day lives and offer tools for self-advocacy. Please email project@aloconsultation.com to register.

Home & Community Based Services In-Person Training February 21st

NBRC has partnered with Alo Consultation to offer training and technical assistance around Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) to the community. Learn how HCBS may improve choice, independence, privacy, community integration and more! To register, please email project@aloconsultation.com or just show up!

AB 637 Public Meeting February 1st 10:00 a.m.

Notice for: AB 637 Proposal and Notice of Public Meeting

January 17, 2023

North Bay Regional Center (NBRC) will be hosting a virtual public meeting on February 1, 2023 at

10:00 am, to discuss a proposal that will be submitted to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), requesting to waive the use of the statewide median rates, associated with the following service codes: 056, 115, 116, and 117; pursuant to Welfare and Institution Code § 4691.9 (a),.

This request will include NBRC’s current vendored and new Psychologists providing Intellectual and/or Autism Evaluations. This waiver will afford NBRC, the ability to complete timely eligibility reviews for prospective applicants. NBRC is confident waiving this statue will increase provider availability, and as a result, accelerate the timeline for eligibility determination for client/ family access to Regional Center Services. NBRC estimates this waiver will increase purchase of service spending by $423,644.36 per year, directly related to psychological evaluations. NBRC will in addition, utilize the enhanced rate to address the need for Bilingual Psychologists to support non-English-speaking clients and families. A competitive rate will allow NBRC to support our three diverse catchment areas consisting of Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties more effectively. Last, to accomplish the goal of inclusion, diversity, and equity, NBRC needs to provide competent rates to hire qualifying English, Bilingual and Bicultural service providers to serve our marginalized populations.

This request in accordance with Title 17 Sections: CCR § 52082, CCR §57300 (c),  CCR § 57210(a)(19) and Welfare Institution Codes (WIC) WIC 4691.9 (a)

Please join us to review this proposal:

When: February 1, 2023 at 10:00 am

Where: Via Zoom (phone or video)

Written Comments: Can be submitted to vendor@nbrc.net through 02/02/23 

Zoom Information:

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Meeting ID: 837 3173 9572

Passcode: 595801

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Meeting ID: 837 3173 9572

Passcode: 595801

DDS – Office of the Ombudperson

Office of the Ombudsperson

The Department of Developmental Services (Department) received funding through the 2022 Budget Act to establish an Office of the Ombudsperson to assist individuals and/or their families who are applying for or receiving regional center services regarding the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act. Beginning December 1, 2022, this new Office will be available to provide information, facilitate resolutions to disagreements and complaints, make recommendations to the Department, and compile and report data.

The following is contact and webpage information for the Office:

  • Toll-free telephone number: 1 (877) 658-9731. Calls will be answered on workdays by an Ombudsperson staff member during the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Outside of these hours, the caller will be able to connect to the Office’s voicemail via automated options. Ombudsperson staff will return the call by close of business the next workday.
  • Email address: Ombudsperson@dds.ca.gov
  • Webpage: Office of the Ombudperson