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.
The Roberta Happe Memorial Internship Fund
The Roberta Happe Memorial Internship Fund supports an internship providing opportunities for students of promise from non-traditional majors to gain knowledge and experience in the work we do as a Lanterman community, while at the same time developing and honing skills marketable in any profession.
As interns complete their experience at Lanterman and move into their careers, this internship also helps build a volunteer and donor base of knowledgeable people who may continue to participate in, and advocate for, the regional center system.
The internship is a living memorial to the enduring impact one individual can have, and a source of new people to carry on the spirit of Lanterman Regional Center. It was started by Happe’s family and friends as a tribute to a remarkable young woman. It continues through the generosity of community donors who share our commitment to the value of spirit.
If you would like to contribute to the Roberta Happe Memorial Internship Fund, please send your tax-deductible donation in the form of check or money order to:
Roberta Happe Memorial Internship Fund
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Or you can donate online.