What is a Learning Disability?

A learning disability is a verified impairment, which limits one or more major life activities and imposes an educational limitation. We service both temporary and permanent disabilities. General categories of disabilities include:

  • Health/Mobility
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Blind and Low-vision
  • Autism
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Speech-Language
  • Psychological Disabilities

If you aren’t sure if you have a disability, please contact our office.

How to find out if you have a Learning Disability?

Many college-age and adult students are unaware that they have a “learning disability” until later in life. Students can request an assessment if they:

  1. Have never been tested.
  2. Have not had testing for a learning disability completed within the last three years.

After testing is completed, the Learning Disabilities Specialist will go over the test results and provide recommendations. If the students’ test scores meet the Title 5 criteria for learning disabilities in California Community Colleges, the student is eligible for services at all California Community Colleges. Sometimes students don’t fit criteria for “learning disabilities,” but fit criteria for other types of disabilities, so they can still receive services based on their educational limitations.