A model for low cost, highly effective long-term
rehabilitation since 1975 where...

In January 2002 Department of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill, P.L 107-116 established the Cabrillo College Stroke and Acquired Disability Center as a federal demonstration program. Recognizing the Center’s merit and the need for innovation in health care, Congressman Sam Farr introduced the funding legislation to assure that communities across the nation could be made aware of the power of this model. 

After listening to his constituents, especially Center student, Leo Greenberg, Congressman Farr wanted to encourage efforts to establish equally effective programs in other communities. To that end, this site provides a detailed “how-to” manual of operations designed to facilitate the initiation and implementation of new programs based on the demonstration model. This Demonstration Project has been developed with the guidance and oversight of the Federal Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation.

Since we know, from 30 years of experience, that the Stroke and Acquired Disability Center effectively builds the capacity for independent living of individuals in our local community, it is our hope that the needs of physically disabled individuals in other similar communities will be effectively addressed as well.

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.