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Stroke Awareness Month

Cabrillo Stroke and Disability Learning Center

Stroke and Disability Learning Center 

Santa Cruz Area Community Resources

 Call to Register for Classes

        (831) 477-3300


Since 1974, the Stroke and Disability Learning Center (SDLC) has provided an interdisciplinary educational program for adults who have survived a stroke or are living with disabling conditions. The SDLC is a unique program at Cabrillo College that starts where medical rehabilitation leaves off. Patients become students and enroll in specialized classes to develop strategies and gain skills in a supportive learning community.


The goal of the SDLC is to support independence and promote maximum function for adults adapting to functional losses. Students participate in small-group instruction in Mobility and Fitness, Speech and Communication and Counseling Support. Classes are designed to meet the learning needs of each individual student, taking into account a wide range of disabilities and offering personalized assessment to identify individual learning goals.

Classes Suitable for Adults With

  • Stroke

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Parkinson’s

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Cancer

  • Arthritis

  • Amputation

  • Cerebral Palsy

Core Classes

  • Mobility

  • Counseling

  • Memory/Communication

  • Speech/Language

  • Computer Lab


  • Choir

  • Therapeutic Horticulture

  • Bocce Ball

  • Ceramics

  • Brain Games