California Human Development (REI)

Redwood Empire Industries’ (REI) primary aim is to help people with disabilities realize their full potential as adults and become productive, active members of their community. To this end, REI’s staff works to develop the good basic work habits and social skills that would bring success in the work place and in the community to anyone. We do this by sub-contracting with local businesses so that our work training is conducted in as realistic a work environment as possible. Each trainee and family member plays an active role in developing a personalized plan with REI staff and the referring counselor from the Department of Rehabilitation and/or North Bay Regional Center. This support team assists each trainee to identify and work toward specific goals with the aim of improving his or her employment options. REI is a California Human Development program.

Buckelew Programs

Buckelew Programs provides affordable housing, employment services and person-centered mental health services that promote wellness and recovery from mental illness. The purpose of our programs is to help people with mental illness to live, work, learn and participate fully in their communities. Buckelew provides a comprehensive approach to assisting people to secure and maintain employment. Services include pre-employment counseling, vocational training, job development, placement and job-coaching. OurBlue Skies Personnel Services is a staffing service that places qualified clients in temporary and permanent jobs through collaboration with local businesses and government agencies.Blue Skies Cleaning Services is a janitorial business that provides clients with training and paid employment. Buckelew is participating in the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work and Self- Sufficiency Program; this new program provides Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities greater opportunities for employment.

Communique Interpreting (CQ)

CQ Sign language interpreting, established in 1994 provides high quality, accurate interpreting for appointments, meetings, and events. CQ works with government agencies, private businesses and individual practitioners, and has a reputation for professional and reliable service. CQ interpreters hold current certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and/or college degrees in sign language interpreting. We guarantee our interpreting with $1 million professional liability insurance. Our interpreters specialize in medical, legal, business meetings, K-12 Education, and post-secondary (college), as well as music and theatrical interpreting. We offer a 24-hour sign language emergency services to hospitals, public safety, and employers.

Disability Services and Legal Center (DSLC)

(Formerly Community Resources for Independence)

DSLC is a non-profit corporation established in 1976 by a group of disabled and non-disabled individuals to advance the rights of persons with disabilities to equal justice, access, opportunity and participation in our communities.

Becoming Independent

Becoming Independent supports people with developmental disabilities in experiencing the richest possible lives by helping them get jobs, live on their own, spend time with their friends and family, and move about freely. It’s all about independence, choice, inclusion, and dignity. The same as anybody else, a person with developmental disabilities deserves, and has the right to, the freedom to participate in, and responsibility to contribute to our community.

North Bay Rehabilitation Services

North Bay Rehabilitation Services, also known as North Bay Industries (NBI), is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing employment opportunities and non-vocational programs including housing to people with disabilities.

California Disability Access Information

The purpose of this site is to provide information and links on the major laws, regulations and areas of interest regarding disability rights and access for Californians with disabilities and other interested persons. You will find references to laws, resources for services and referrals to organizations that can help you with your access concerns.

California Employer Advisory Council

The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) works with the Employment Development Department (EDD) to improve the quality of employment services in California. Sonoma County EAC is a partnership between the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and the business community. The EAC commitment is to assist employers in conducting their business more effectively and efficiently, provide information on employment related issues, enhance communication between EDD and the private sector, and identify ways to improve EDD services.

California Employment Development Department

The EDD is committed to enhanced employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Services include job and training referrals, counseling, and job search assistance and workshops.

Disability Benefits 101

Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) helps workers, job seekers, and service providers understand the connections between work and benefits. DB101 brings together rules for health coverage, benefit, and employment programs that people with disabilities use. These programs may be administered by the state, the federal government, or private organizations; here, they are discussed under one roof, in plain language.


Contains links to information of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and other community members. This interagency Web site connects people with disabilities to the information and resources they need to pursue their personal and professional ambitions – delivering on America’s promise of equal access to opportunity for all citizens.

The Employer Assistance and Recruiting Network is a free service that connects employers looking for quality employees with skilled job candidates. Discover what employers across the nation have learned: hiring people with disabilities is a great business strategy!

Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire

One of the largest non-profit organizations in the North Bay Region, Goodwill provides a wide range of job training, placement and support programs for people with disabilities and other special needs.

The Professional Association of Sonoma County (PASCO)

The mission of PASCO is to provide leadership for the human resources community, within Sonoma County and the surrounding North Bay Area, by promoting professional growth in the area of human resources management and providing an information network for members.

Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities

This guide has been created to help individuals living with disabilities, and their family members, in the process of buying a home of their own. Here you can learn more about the five important steps in buying a home and about financial assistance programs that are available for you living with disabilities, who want to buy a home. After reading this guide to home ownership for people living with disabilities, you will know more about: (Click the link.)

Earl Baum Center

We are a nonprofit regional community center in Santa Rosa, CA, serving people with sight loss from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border. Programs offered include: Independent Living Skills; Orientation and Mobility; & Assistive Technology Services.

Workplace Accessibility Guides