Thirty Years of Lessons

 History is a better guide than good intentions. —Kirkpatrick, Jeane

It is easy to overlook where we have been when the present moment is full and future challenges are looming. But, as teachers we know that history is instructive. We hope that a review of the origins and development of the Center and at the way a variety of challenges were met will yield lessons that may smooth the way for other similar programs to originate and flourish.

In the three decades since the Cabrillo College Stroke and Acquired Disability Center was founded, many ideas and decisions shaped the present model and continue to influence the Center’s current operation. Today the Center's history is playing an integral role in future plans and directions, as we prepare to move to the main campus.

We are grateful to Congressman Sam Farr and the US Department of Education,
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation for the funding support that made this website possible.