The State of California minimum wage increases to $13.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $12.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees on January 1, 2020. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has been allocated additional funds by the Legislature for dissemination to service providers to meet the increased minimum wage mandate. It is important to note that the funds allocated by DDS are solely to meet a service provider's costs to increase employee/staff wages to $13.00 per hour (or $12.00 per hour based on the number of employees) and the associated mandated costs (i.e. Social Security, Medicare and workers’ compensation). Please click on the link below to read the letter from DDS, then click on the Workbook link to complete your request for a rate adjustment. SPECIAL NOTE: Only one rate adjustment request per workbook. You must submit one workbook for each vendor number. REMINDER: The deadline to submit is March 1, 2020. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Applying for Regional Center Services
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center is one of 21 regional centers that have a contract with the state of California, Department of Developmental Services, to coordinate services for people with developmental disabilities, and for infants and toddlers under the age of 3 if they have a developmental delay or a developmental disability.
The very first step in applying for regional center services is figuring out which regional center to apply at.
Lanterman serves the Glendale, Hollywood/Wilshire, Central Los Angeles and Pasadena areas.
Verify you are served by Lanterman at www.dds.ca.gov/RC/Home.cfm.
Applying for Services for Children Under the Age of 3
Children under 3 years old, who have a developmental delay, or developmental disability or a condition that has a high risk of resulting in a delay, are eligible for services
To apply for Early Start services for children under the age of 3, please contact the Intake referral line at 213.252.8610 and leave the following info:
- your name,
- your telephone number,
- your child’s name and birth date,
- and a short explanation as to your concerns.
An intake coordinator will call you back within 24 hours to gather further information, and if appropriate, will initiate the necessary assessments required to determine eligibility for Early Start services. Eligibility is determined within 45 days from the initial contact.
Applying for Services Over the Age of 3
In order to be eligible for regional center services a person over the age of 3 years must have a developmental disability.
What is a developmental Disability? A developmental disability includes any of the following:
- Intellectual Disability (ID)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Other conditions that are found to be closely related to Intellectual Disability or require services similar to those required by an individual with Intellectual Disability
- The condition must have started before the age of 18, must be likely to continue indefinitely and must constitute a substantial handicap for the individual.
- A developmental disability does not include conditions that are only physical, learning or psychiatric conditions.
To apply for regional center services for a person who is over the age of 3 years, please contact the Intake referral line at 213.252.8610 and leave the following info:
- your name,
- your telephone number,
- the name and birth date of the person you are referring,
- and the reason for the referral.
An intake specialist will call you back within 24 hours to gather information from you, and if the referral is appropriate, will schedule an appointment to learn more about your family, developmental history and special needs. If needed, the intake specialist may schedule other assessments to assist with eligibility determination. Eligibility is determined within 120 days from the initial contact