Posted on September 20, 2011 5:28 pm


Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California (RFENC) offers services to families of children with special needs from birth to 22 in the same nine California counties served by FNRC. RFENC provides information on specific disabilities and training for parents and service providers. RFENC makes information packets available on a wide variety of topics, such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delays, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, Hearing Impairments, Individual Education Plans (IEP), Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP), Learning Disabilities, Medically Fragile Infants, Premature Infants, Spina Bifida, and many more. See their web site at:

Other services of RFENC include: one-to-one emotional support through a Resource Parent Program, referrals to Early Intervention programs and community resources, local parent groups for ongoing support and information, a lending library of books and videos, and workshops and seminars.

There is no charge to families for services provided. RFENC is supported by funding from the Department of Developmental Services, Early Intervention Program, via California Public Law 99-457, Part H.

RFENC publishes an event newsletter. They want to capture events in their 25 county catchment area! If you know of a related event in your community please fill out the form on their website:

If you’d like to receive the newsletter, you can read earlier versions and sign up here:

Contact RFENC

Administration Office
2701 Old Eureka Way, Suite 2i
Redding, CA 96001

Toll Free: 877-227-3471 Local: 530-226-5129
Fax: 530-226-5141

Chico Office
3075 Cohasset Road, Suite 2
Chico,CA 95973

Toll Free: 888-263-1311 Local: 530-899-8801
Fax: 530-899-8968

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