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.
Lanterman Client Justice Killebrew Authors One of the Autobiographies in “Leaders Around Me”
Lanterman client Justice Killebrew authored one of the autobiographies in "Leaders Around Me: Autobiographies of Autistics who Type, Point, and Spell to Communicate." Released October 1, the book is a compilation of over 45 autobiographies of extraordinary individuals who use keyboards, letter boards and communication devices. The authors demonstrate that people who experience communication differences have the potential to achieve major accomplishments under accessible, inclusive and supportive circumstances.
The book was edited by Edlyn Vallejo Peña who is an associate professor of higher education leadership and the director of the Autism and Communication Center at California Lutheran University. Each autobiographical narrative is 2-3 pages and ends with reflection questions to encourage reader engagement and reflection. All autistic individuals deserve autistic leaders around them for support and mentoring.
And the book will be available in the Koch-Young Resource Center Library as well.