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


Self Determination Orientations

There are two more sessions being offered for those still needing to attend the mandatory orientation before moving on to the next stage of SDP.


They will be held on the following days and locations:

June 17 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Santa Rosa office

June 19 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Napa office


Please RSVP to

North Bay Regional Center Senior Companion Program – Recruiting for Volunteers!

The Senior Companion Program offers men and women, 55 years of age and older who meet the qualifications, the opportunity to serve their community by sharing their time and attention with adults that have require specialized support. We serve adults in the catchment area of North Bay Regional Center. These are caring volunteers who devote 5-40 hours per week to helping these adults lead a more independent and productive life. In improving the lives of the people who they serve, the volunteers enrich their own lives. No formal education is required. What is important are life experiences and the wisdom that the seniors will share. Senior companion volunteers served in local Art Galleries, Vocational sites, Adult Day Care Centers, and Day Treatment Programs specializing in working with people with developmental disabilities.


Senior Companion receive the following benefits:

  • A Tax Exempt Stipend (Does not effect rent, social security or other benefits)
  • Transportation Reimbursement
  • Daily Meal Reimbursement
  • Paid Holidays
  • Annual Leave Time
  • Orientation and monthly In-Service Training
  • Field Trips and Recognition events
  • Socialization opportunities


For more information: Ana Horta (707) 566-3005;

SCP Informational Flyer

We are currently developing sites, please call us if you are interested in having volunteers at your program

Early Start Therapeutic Services-637 Waiver to use Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy Assistants

May 24, 2019 Update:

Please follow the below link to view the submitted 637 Waiver for NBRC’s Early Start Services

NBRC 637 Waiver Early Start

April 15, 2019

North Bay Regional Center proposes the ability to negotiate with contracted Speech/Language, Physical, Occupational and Early Intervention Program Therapy Vendors to utilize Speech and Language Pathology Assistance (SLPAs), Physical Therapy Assistants (PTAs) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) to provide direct services to the birth to 36 months population in their family homes or Natural Environment (NE).  As we strive to lessen disparity and increase access to Early Start services for all our families, an appropriate network of service providers is crucial, and the use of certified assistants, supervised in a manner required from their respective board, as described in the California Business and Professions Code, will help ameliorate the challenges of securing services for individuals and families.

For a full description of NBRC’s plan and requested regulations to be waived please click AB 637 NBRC Early Start Therapies


A Public Meeting for comments on this proposal will be held during the North Bay Regional Center Board of Directors meeting on:

May 1, 2019 at 6:00 P.M.

North Bay Regional Center

2351 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403


Written comments can be emailed or mailed to through 05/1/19

Please use PUBLIC COMMENT as subject line

Attn. Courtney Singleton, PO Box 3360, Napa, CA 94558

Request for Proposal Released: Early Start, Crisis Home and Spiritual Care Coordinator Funding Available – due March 22nd

NBRC is excited to announce we are accepting Request for Proposal (RFP) applications for 4 projects!

Below are the current projects available plus a link to the  RFP.

More information, instructions and forms can be found here

  1. Early Start Services (1819-7) $75,000
  2. Spiritual Care Coordinator (1819-8) $25,000
  3. Housing Developer Organizations  (1819-10) $525,000
  4. Community Crisis HomeResidential Provider Funding ONLY (1819-11) $175,000

Important Dates:

Technical Briefing Meeting March 13th 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m Napa & March 18th 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Santa Rosa
RFP Due Date March 22, 2019
Interviews April 2nd and April 5th
Selection Notification Week of April 8th 2019

Self Determination Program meeting on March 11, 2019

Please visit our Self Determination page for agenda and minutes of past meetings