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Vendor Rate Adjustments For Employee Sick Leave

Assembly Bill (AB) 1522, enacting the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families act of 2014, entitles employees who work on or after July 1, 2015, and who work 30 or more days within a year, to accrue sick leave at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked. The budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 and accompanying trailer bill language assumes many vendors will either receive, or be eligible to request, a rate increase, if necessary, in order to comply with the new sick leave requirements. For complete details and a Microsoft Excel worksheet please visit our Vendors/Forms page: https://www.farnorthernrc.org/main/vendors/forms.


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Residential Service Provider Orientation – Fall 2015

September 14, 21, 28 and October 5 (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)

What is RSPO?

FNRC provides at least two residential service provider orientations per year. These orientations are required by the California Code of Regulations, Title 17 and present an overview of the topics important to the operation of a residential facility. RSPO currently consists of four sessions and is generally held in Red Bluff.

Who should attend RSPO?

Completion of Far Northern Regional Center’s “Residential Service Provider Orientation” is mandatory for 1) all individuals seeking vendorization of a residential facility and 2) all persons planning to serve as an administrator of a vendored home.

Are there pre-requisites?

To register for RSPO, an individual must have a current Administrator’s Certificate, Direct Service Professional (DSP) 1 and 2 Certificates, and the minimum number of required hours of direct care experience with persons with developmental special needs, based on the level of service they plan to provide.

Are continuing education credits (CEUs) offered for this course?


How much does the course cost?


How do I register?

If you have the above mentioned pre-requisites and would like to attend RSPO, please contact Kathy Powers at 530-332-1509 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain registration information and other details. It is recommended that you register at least 30 days prior to the start of RSPO.



Caregiving and Memory Decline in Moms

By Shaun Heasley ~ disabilityscoop.com

New research suggests that the long-term stress of parenting a child with a disability may have a significant impact on the health of mothers as they age.

The stress of caring for a child with a disability may truly take a toll, with a new study suggesting that mothers of those with special needs see greater declines in memory as they age.

Mothers of those with disabilities are at increased risk of cognitive aging compared to those with only typically-developing children, according to the study published in the The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.

Fathers, however, did not see the same impact.

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