In October of 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 468 into law which added to the Lanterman Act a new service option called Self Determination.
Far Northern Regional Center offers a wide variety of services for eligible individuals and their families.
Any resident of the State of California who has a developmental disability which constitutes a substantial handicap is eligible for services. The disability must have originated before the person is 18 years old. Developmental disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, and other neurological conditions closely related to intellectual disability or requiring similar treatment.
With An Early Start… We Can Help. Over 50 years of medical and educational research, plus the personal experience of families, teachers, and developmental specialists across the country, show that family-centered interventions during the first three years of a child’s life – sometimes starting even before a newborn infant with special needs comes home from the hospital – can make a profound difference in a child’s future.
All citizens have better life chances, and everyone’s world grows more interesting, when communities offer rich opportunities for people to have these five valued experiences: belonging, choosing, being respected, sharing ordinary places, and contributing. Find out about the new Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) final rules and access HCBS links.
FNRC Wellness Initiative Philosophy
The foundation of the FNRC Wellness Initiative focuses on preventative health care and overall personal wellness for individuals who receive FNRC services. It is an entity whose charge is to create employment opportunities for those who receive FNRC services at the same time as addressing health and wellness issues prevalent in our communities.
Advocacy & Legal Assistance
Far Northern Regional Center encourages individuals through self-empowerment to develop the tools and skills needed by those with disabilities to advance their education, seek and obtain employment, and become active participants in their communities. Through all this, our main goal is achieved: to help create contributing members of society who view life without any thought of limitations. We hope the supports and services listed here will benefit those we serve.
We are committed to building strong partnerships with families, and our goal is to be responsive to each family’s special needs. But despite our best efforts, there may be a time when a client or client’s family disagrees with the decision we make. If this happens, clients or families may ask us to review our decision, to make sure all information was considered.