Adults with disabilities

Adults with disabilities can face challenges accessing jobs or finding a place in higher ed. Adult educators offer courses for adults with disabilities, and help students identify goals and pathways to higher education. 

Map of Adults with Disability Programs and Classes

Click on a school icon below to find an Adult with Disabilities program or class in Contra Costa County.

Adults with Disability Programs and Classes in Contra Costa County


Classes in Concord

Mt. Diablo Adult Education
1266 San Carlos Avenue
Concord, CA 94518

The Adults with Disabilities department is composed of three unique programs serving the needs of adults with disabilities: Life Skills Program, On Track Program, and Transition Options Program (TOPS).

All programs strive to prepare students for the highest level of personal independence possible including the least restrictive living environment, volunteer and/or paid employment, establishment of healthy relationships and the pursuance of personal growth and development. This is achieved through establishing individual student goals that are measurable and evaluated on a consistent basis with the support and assistance from instructional staff.

All programs require a phone interview and a visit to the program for potential students. A wait list may exist in any program. Pre-registration required. For more information call (925) 685-7340, Ext. 6724.

Classes in Pittsburg

Los Medanos College
2700 E Leland Rd.
Pittsburg, CA 94565

Los Medanos College’s Disabled Students Programs & Services program provides specialized classes and support services to students with disabilities to allow them to fully participate in and benefit from courses at the college. Classes include reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic and computer skills. 

Disabled Students Programs & Services
DSPS is now located on the lower level of the Student Services Center in Room 321. Services and accommodations include, but are not limited to, priority registration, alternative testing, adaptive computer technology, sign language interpreters, textbooks recorded onto a audio file and Braille.

DSPS Testing Center
Please make all your testing and final exams appointments well in advance. Remember, without a testing appointment, you cannot take a test in the DSPS Testing Center.

General Information
Phone: 925-473-747

Classes in Pleasant Hill

Contra Costa County Office of Education
77 Santa Barbara Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94553

Student Programs serves the following:

  • Students with Autism

  • Community-Based Instruction and Transition Programs

  • Early Start and Preschool students

  • Students with emotional disabilities

  • Students with severe and multiple disabilities

  • Students with visual and auditory impairments

  • WorkAbility I (Special Education)

The Contra Costa County Office of Education provides a full range of services designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities throughout the county, ranging in age from birth to age 22.

These programs provide classes and training that use innovative approaches in a structured, positive environment to support each student in meeting his or her Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals and objectives. Approximately 420 students are served in more than 10 locations throughout the county.

Classroom settings include fully integrated sites on regular school campuses, community-based instruction, and special centers. By offering a range of settings, the programs can address students' individual education needs. For more information, visit:

Classes in Richmond

West Contra Costa Adult Education
5625 Sutter Street
Richmond, CA 94804

West Contra Costa Adult Education offers classes at a variety of facilities that serve adults with developmental, emotional, and physical disabilities. Courses include Independent Living Skills, Community Living Skills, Leisure Time Skills, Language Development Skills, Production Occupation Work Skills, and Service Occupation Work Skills.

If you would like more information about these programs, please contact the facility directly.

Commercial Support Services
1420 Regatta Blvd.,  Richmond, CA (510) 233-7303

El Cerrito Open House
6500 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito, CA (510) 559-7677

George Miller West
2801 Robert Miller Dr., San Pablo, CA (510) 374-3981

Greenridge Senior Care
2150 Pyramid Dr., El Sobrante, CA (510) 758-9600

551 23rd St., Richmond, CA (510) 620-0290

West County Adult Day Care
1015 Nevin Ave., Richmond, CA (510) 235-6276

Classes in San Pablo

Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo, CA 94806

The Disabled Students’ Programs and Services (DSPS) at Contra Costa College provides support services, specialized instruction, and educational accommodations to students with disabilities so that they can participate as fully and benefit as equitably from the college experience as their non-disabled peers. Eligible accommodations are determined by students and counselors/LD specialists, and are based on each individual student’s needs. Verification of disability must be on file to determine eligibility. Learn more about eligibility.

The first step for any student new to Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) at the Contra Costa College is to schedule and attend a new student intake orientation meeting. During this orientation our welcoming counseling staff will discuss your individual assessment needs, review all the relevant support services, explain DSPS policies and procedures and any other information we need to better assist you in achieving your educational goals. These intake appointments are open to incoming students who are new to CCC, continuing students who are not yet receiving services from DSPS as well as individuals who are considering enrolling at CCC.

Contact us by phone at 510-215-3969 or by email at to make your appointment today.