The State of California minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $11.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees on January 1, 2019. 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 $12.00 per hour (or $11.00 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. If a vendor number has multiple rates that are impacted by the minimum wage increase, you must submit one workbook for each sub-code rate. REMINDER: The deadline to submit is March 1, 2019. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Tom Pomeranz Trainings ~ April 2016 (Links to Presentations)
Dr. Thomas Pomeranz is a nationally recognized authority, trainer, clinician and consultant in the field of services for people with disabilities. He is the highly acclaimed creator of Universal Enhancement, which teaches strategies promoting community participation and supporting people to have a quality life. The focus and spirit of Universal Enhancement© is found in how we need to behave in supporting others in improving the quality of their lives. For most individuals, a quality life is realized through friendships and meaningful relationships with others. Possessing things of meaning and value further enhances one’s quality of life. Hobbies, employment, spirituality and education are representative of the “things” most people cherish. The vision of Universal Enhancement© is to support people with disabilities to realize their quality of life outcomes; those outcomes to which we universally aspire. Universal Enhancement training provides participants with the specific tools-ways of behaving- needed to support others in realizing their preferred future
- View the presentation: Achieving the Right of Adult Status
- View the presentation: Universal Language ~ It's All In How You Say It
- View the presentation: Universal Enhancement ~ Raising the Bar
- View the presentation: Transition ~ From Consumers to Producers
- View the presentation: Positive Behavioral Supports ~ Meeting Unmet Needs