Disability Information Student Handbook

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Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations
General Accommodations

Assessment For Learning Disabilities

Learning disability assessment can help assure that you have the best chance to utilize your learning strengths and to receive the necessary assistance in areas of weakness. Learning disability assessment is done through class enrollment. Since spaces are limited each quarter, it is important to follow the steps below as soon as you have decided to seek assistance.

Steps to enroll in learning disability assessment:

  1. Attend a regularly scheduled, monthly information meeting about programs and services for students with disabilities. The times and dates are available on the web, in the schedule of classes or at the DSS or EDC offices. If it is impossible to attend due to a class or work conflict, see the receptionist at the Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC), Learning Center West, 110.
  2. At the information meeting, you will fill out a request, indicating your interest in having a learning disability assessment.
  3. You will be called and scheduled for an EDC intake appointment.
  4. At your intake appointment the learning specialist will discuss your individual situation with you and may recommend an assessment. If so, you will add a 1/2-unit assessment class, Guidance 100.
  5. Guidance 100 is completed in individual appointments. Generally, you will attend 6 separate assessment appointments.
  6. At your last appointment, the learning specialist will explain what your assessment means. You will receive a packet of the assessment results along with recommendations for your particular learning needs.


  • You must be an enrolled De Anza student prior to assessment for learning disabilities.
  • Intake appointment dates for assessment are based on the date students attend an information meeting and turn in a request form.
  • If you miss more than two appointments without calling to cancel, you may be dropped from Guidance 100 and your assessment may be discontinued.


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Last Updated: 4/28/09