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Learning Skills Program

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.

Adaptive Physical Education

Adaptive Physical Education is the art and science of developing and implementing a carefully designed instructional program for a learner with any physical disability.  Special attention is given to individualized educational goals of each student who may not safely or successfully engage in the activities of regular physical education or sports programs.  Cabrillo's strong program offers swimming, weight bearing and strength development, gait training, tennis, yoga, aerobics, field sports and bowling.  Faculty and staff utilize teaching methods that adapt the skills to the student and their functional ability.

Cabrillo's Adaptive Physical Education program also offers an Introduction to Disabilities class for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, education, or rehabilitation therapies.  It is a three unit transferable course, with opportunities for practical application and experience in the activity classes on campus. 

Stroke and Disability Learning Center

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 College Connection Program

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.

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