Responding to diverse community needs, the Community-Based Disabled Students Program exists, through innovative and comprehensive educational programs, to provide lifetime opportunities for continued growth, development, and involvement which enhance the quality of life of students with disabilities.
The Community-Based Disabled Students Program takes the resources of Foothill's Disability Resource Center to disabled adults and veterans in the community at independent living centers, community senior centers and VA hospitals in the northern Santa Clara County area. The program promotes the physical, intellectual and social well-being of the older adult. Staying active and involved in community life is encouraged. To accomplish this goal, instruction and classroom activities are planned to meet student needs and interests. All classes are tailored to the capabilities of disabled adults.
Our students may be adults from the community in the age range of 55-95 years old or disabled veterans who are in-patients or out-patients at the local Veterans Administration Medical Center in Palo Alto and Menlo Park.
The students' disabilities are often multiple and range from strokes, heart conditions, arthritis and diabetes to mobility, visual and hearing impairments. Additional disabilities may include brain and/or spine injury, orthopedic and psychological disabilities.
* Please call the numbers listed for directions to sites only. Call the phone numbers in the next section below to receive information about specific classes.
For more information, please call Teresa Ong at (650) 949-7549 or
Foothill College is accessible by public transportation. For route information contact:
Disability Resource Center
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599
|Santa Clara County Transit||(408) 321-2300 or|
|TDD for hearing impaired||(408) 321-2330|