Las Trampas supports adults with developmental disabilities to discover their capabilities and to lead full lives in their home, at work, and in the community.

Supported and Independent Living Services (SLS/ILS)

Community living is more than an apartment or home in a neighborhood; it is a path toward independence and interdependence. At Las Trampas, staff are committed to providing the necessary supports and training in the areas of activities of daily living, budgeting, locating resources, staying healthy and safe, and achieving personal goals. As individuals become more adept at making decisions about their lives, a network of relationships and resources develop to protect their futures.

Supported Living Services (SLS)

As one of the original pilot programs funded through Community Supported Living Arrangements (CSLA), Las Trampas has provided SLS since 1990. Each individual has a personal Facilitator who works with the individual and staff to ensure that the five core beliefs…a home of one’s own, choice and self-direction, developing relationships, community membership and participation, and flexible and tailored services… are supported to ensure the individual’s success in community living. Of key importance to an individual’s success is to help individuals to develop a circle of support consisting of friends, relatives, neighbors, community members, and any other persons to help them to reach their personal goals and ensure personal choices are respected.

Independent Living Services (ILS)

These services are designed for individuals who are able to live in the community on their own with minimal supports. Unlike Supported Living Services where supports are provided to the individuals served, the emphasis in this program is to provide necessary training to increase independent living skills with the goal of decreasing reliance on structured supports. Rather than completing tasks for individuals, they are provided with the tools and training to complete these tasks and responsibilities independently. Core training areas include, but are not limited to: money management; cooking, meal preparation and menu planning; nutrition; grocery and personal training; personal health, including accessing medical services and medication management; mobility and transportation training; self-advocacy; household management and cleaning; accessing community resources; developing independent social recreation opportunities; and other training as required to increase independent living skills.

Staff Training

All Direct Staff and Management are provided with comprehensive training to ensure the highest quality of services to the individuals served by the agency.

New-Hire Orientation (within 90 days of hire)

48 hours of training including but not limited to: annual trainings, general safety, service design, regulations, policies and procedures, incident and mandated reporting, medication management, health conditions, developmental disabilities, and 40 hours of hands-on training.

Annual Training

  • Positive Behavioral Support Training (PBS)
  • Teaching Social Skills (TSS)
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Weekly and Monthly Inservice Trainings

Ongoing trainings on all items noted above as well as staffing cases of the individuals served. Additional trainings also include training on curriculum and teaching methods.

Residential Direct Service Professional (DSPs)

DSP I Training (Year 1) DSP II Training (Year 2) Ongoing Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Office Location

3460 Lana Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549

Rights Under Title VI

Las Trampas operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Las Trampas.

Title VI Rights Notice (English and Spanish)

Title VI Transportation Complaint Procedures and Form (English)

Procediminetos de Quejas de Transporte del Título VI y Formulario (Espaniol)