Assessment and Accomodation
Students with Learning Disabilities
Arrangements may be made with Diane Hansen, the Coordinator of Academic Support and Disabled Student Services, to help learning disabled and physically and mentally challenged students pursue a successful program of study. Ms. Hansen coordinates services to students, including counseling, note taking, taping lectures, tutoring, and other accommodations. She is also responsible for investigating and handling student complaints of discrimination and overseeing compliance with federal, local and institutional laws and policies, in cooperation with Summit Medical Center Human Resources Office. See the Student Handbook and College Catalog for other information and policies.
Resources for Learning Disabilities Assessment
It is the responsibility of each student who seeks accommodations and services from Samuel Merritt University to provide a comprehensive, recent, written evaluation of his/her learning disabilities.
All California Community Colleges Disabled Students Programs and Services, (DSPS) - including
Peralta Community Colleges:
1. College of Alameda, DSPS (510) 748-2329
2. Merritt College, DSPS (510) 436-2429
3. Vista College, DSPS (510) 841-8431, ext. 31
Chabot College, DSPS (510) 786-6660
State of California Department of Rehabilitative Services
1. 3350 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland (510) 482-7075
2. Grand and Webster Streets, Oakland (510) 286-0511
3. Check the telephone book for your local office
1. Oakland, (510) 862-2901
2. Fremont 790-1518
3. Hayward 670-6163
Ann Martin Center
1250 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610
Caroline Summer, M.S.
2127 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Julie Jervey, M.S.
2936 Domingo Avenue, Suite 3
Berkeley, CA 94705
Nancy B. Larsen, M.Ed.
915 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Ste 160
Danville, CA 94526
Some health insurance HMO's will do this assessment.