Disability Thrive Initiative

Office Closure Monday February 19th

Our offices will be closed today, Monday February 19th in recognition of President’s Day. We will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday February 20th. Our after-hours service remains available for non-medical emergencies at 1-800-884-1594.

Are Looking at Making a Contribution?

Are you interested in making a monetary contribution towards the developmentally disabled population? We have a Board Fund available to provide services and supports for the individuals we serve that cannot be purchased through state funds that include other critical needs. Feel free to scan the QR code available on our flyer to donate today!

HCBS and Why It Matters

Alo Consultation specializes in providing training, education, and consultation related to Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) and supporting people with disabilities. North Bay Regional Center contracted with Alo to develop and deliver training to individuals receiving services, regional center staff, service providers, and family members on the HCBS Final Rule. In this training series, presenters Kaitlin Olson and Jacqueline Lawton offer an in-depth overview of the HCBS Federal Requirements and some of its important themes. Their goal is to empower audiences to translate their HCBS knowledge into actions that improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Questions?  Please reach out to Luz Cruz, HCBS Specialist:  luzc@nbrc.net or Katy Vanzant:  katyv@nbrc.net

HCBS: Why It Matters (Part 1)

This 2-part training video is intended for family members and friends of people receiving services and supports from North Bay Regional Center (NBRC). In this first part Alo Consultation provides background on Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) and discuss important mindset shifts regarding rights, dignity and respect and presumed competence of people with disabilities.

Note: To turn on captions, click the “CC” button in the bottom right corner of the video player. Then click the settings icon next to the “CC” button to change the caption language, text size, and more.

0:00 – Introduction

0:25 – About Alo Consultation

1:30 – Why This Training Matters

2:35 – Training Outline

3:02 – Our Requests

4:14 – Home and Community-Based Services

6:04 – Roles and Responsibilities

6:42 – Timeline of Key Events

13:00 – The Mindset Shift

13:14 – The Right to Adult Status

16:53 – Presumed Competence

20:24 – Common Myths and Misconceptions

21:02 – Dignity of Risk

23:13 – Emotions Wheel

24:15 – Thank you & Next Steps

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NBRC – HCBS: Why It Matters (Part 2)

This 2-part training video is intended for family members and friends of people receiving services and supports from North Bay Regional Center (NBRC). In Part 2 Alo Consultation dives deeper into the 10 Federal HCBS requirements. They provide an in-depth explanation of each requirement, unpacking the language and intent behind rules focused on community integration, choice, dignity and respect, independence, visitors, accessibility, and more.

Note: To turn on captions, click the “CC” button in the bottom right corner of the video player. Then click the settings icon next to the “CC” button to change the caption language, text size, and more.

 

0:00 – Introduction & Part 1 Review

4:14 – Federal Requirements Overview

4:48 – Federal Requirement 1: Community Integration

10:14 – Federal Requirement 2: Setting Options

18:52 – Federal Requirement 3: Rights, Dignity & Respect & Freedom from Coercion and Restraint

20:04 – Federal Requirement 4: Life Choices & Independence

22:46 – Federal Requirement 5: Choice of Services & Supports

29:58 – Federal Requirement 6: Legal Residence Agreement

33:69 – Federal Requirement 7: Privacy

41:29 – Federal Requirement 8: Schedules & Activities, Access to Food

51:25 – Federal Requirement 9: Visitors

55:22 – Federal Requirement 10: Accessibility

1:02:36 – Major HCBS Themes

1:03:05 – Who to Contact for Support

1:03:27 – Conclusion & Thank you

 

Offices Closed Monday January 15th

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our offices are closed Monday January 15th. We will reopen Tuesday, January 16th. Our after-hours service remains available for non-medical emergencies at 1-800-884-1594. Happy MLK Day!

Offices Closed Monday & Tuesday, January 1st and 2nd

Our offices will be closed on Monday, January 1st and Tuesday, January 2nd in observance of the New Year. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 3rd. Our after-hours service remains available for non-medical emergencies at 1-800-884-1594. Cheers to health and happiness in the new year ahead!

Offices Closed Monday & Tuesday, December 25th and 26th

Our offices will be closed on Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th in observance of Christmas. We will reopen on Wednesday, December 27th. Our after-hours service remains available for non-medical emergencies at 1-800-884-1594. During this special time of year, we reflect on how grateful we are for the individuals we serve who make our jobs rewarding and our lives fulfilling. Warmest wishes this holiday season and looking forward to working with you in the new year!

Offices Closed Thursday & Friday, November 23rd and 24th

Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Monday, November 27th. Our after-hours service remains available for non-medical emergencies at 1-800-884-1594. Wishing you a happy, joyous, and fun-filled Thanksgiving!