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.
Learning Rights Law Center Accepting TIGER Applications for 2019
The Learning Rights Law Center created the Training Individuals for Grassroots Education Reform (TIGER) Program to help parents:
- learn their rights so that they may better advocate for their children; and
- help themselves through a "hands-on" teaching approach.
The TIGER program is not a professional advocacy program or a program that trains parents to help other parents; it is a special education advocacy training for low income/modest income parents and guardians of students with disabilities designed for parents to help themselves by understanding special education and special education law.
In order to participate in the program, you must:
- Be a parent/caregiver of a child with special needs
- Fall within the Learning Rights Law Center income guidelines
Parents meet once a month for 11 months and are taught about the special education legal system by advocates, attorneys and other professionals.
Learning Rights Law Center is now accepting applications for the TIGER Program 2019. All submissions are due no later than November 9, 2018.
El Programa TIGER de Learning Rights está Aceptando Solicitudes para 2019
El programa TIGER es una capacitación de auto defensa sobre la educación especial para padres y tutores de bajo ingreso/ingresos modestos que tienen estudiantes con discapacidades. Los padres se reúnen una vez al mes durante 11 meses y defensores, abogados y otros profesionales les enseñan sobre el sistema legal de educación especial.
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- Access the application online in English
- Se encuentran la aplicación en Español aquí