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Frequently Asked Questions for Learning Disabilities Program

How do I enroll in the LD Program?

Students may be referred to the program by an instructor, counselor, or community agency, or they may refer themselves.  Each student will receive an initial interview and then be assessed individually.

How do I Qualify for the Learning Disabilities Program?

  • Bring us prior documentation of an assessed learning disability or we can assess you for eligibility for learning disability services in our program.
  • Call (714) 564-6264 to set up a meeting with us!

State Learning Disability Eligibility Guidelines:

 According to the Title V regulations which govern the California Community Colleges, the definition of a learning disability is as follows:
Learning disability in California Community College adults is a persistent condition of presumed neurological dysfunction which may also exist with other disabling conditions.  This dysfunction continues despite instruction in standard classroom situations.  Learning-disabled adults, a heterogeneous group, have these common attributes:
a)         average to above average intellectual ability;
b)         severe processing deficit;
c)         severe aptitude-achievement discrepancy(ies):
d)         measured achievement in an instructional or employment setting.

 Link to Learning Disabilities Homepage 
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