The Learning Skills Program is designed to serve students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder. These challenges can affect classroom performance, making it difficult for these students to succeed without classroom accommodations specific compensatory techniques, specialized instruction, and/or support services.
For more information, including self-screening tools and office hours, please see the Learning Skills Home Page.
The Stroke and Disability Learning Center is a unique educational program designed for people with physical and/or neurological disabilities who want to learn the skills necessary to pursue personal educational goals and maximize participation in community life. The program includes courses in adaptive physical education,mobility and fitness; speech, language and communications; and stress management and counseling. Based on an integrated educational approach, students participate in activities according to interest and abilities in a learning community of supportive instructors and peers.
Adults with physical disabilities such as stroke survivors, people with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, arthritis, brain injuries and other acquired disabling conditions are invited to enroll in the Orientation class to determine their educational goals and develop a Student Educational Contract (SEC). Physician verification of disability is required for admission. Please call the Center at 831-477-3300 for more information about how to enroll.
The Assistive Technology Program offers introductory overviews and instruction in assistive technology and basic computer use. Services include the following: individualized assistance in selecting and using assistive technology, instruction in use of assistive technology in the place the student is using it (i.e. how to use Claro Read in the library), informal ergonomic and AT assessments, and instruction in using electronic text materials, including test taking. Appointments are required for most services, and can be made by calling 477-5262.
The College Connection program aims to assist Santa Cruz adult mental health consumers in achieving their educational goals. We build on an individual's strengths and abilities by providing encouragement, stability coaching network building and self-management skills, as well as information, referrals and guidance. Full participation in our program requires affiliation with the State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. For more information telephone (831) 479-6512.