​​Welcome to the Learning Disabilities Program Homepage!

Pablo Picasso's Mediterranean Landscape, 1953

Painting by Pablo Picasso. "Picasso was dyslexic, a learning disability which flipped the orientation of letters and words in his brain. Picasso's paintings depicted what he saw, and his dyslexia was no doubt an influence to his famous artwork." (via  umich.edu)

​​​A Message from the LD Program

Your wellbeing and that of our staff is priority. In an effort to exercise social distancing and minimize transmission of COVID-19, SMC has temporarily suspended face-to-face services and instruction. The Learning Disabilities Program is closed until further notice for in-person interaction. However, staff is still available and will gladly attend to your inquiries by phone or email. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times. Remember, take care of yourself and those around you! Be kind, patient and understanding. Many people are fearful so practice a gentle voice, it can make a big difference.​​ For the latest information on SMC's response to COVID-19 go to www.smc.edu/Coronavirus​

If you have any questions regarding accommodations, being a part of the LD program, or for your learning specialist, contact us by phone or email provided below:

Phone:  310-434-4684 (leave name and callback number)

​​Email: LD@smc.edu​​​

Our Mission

The Santa Monica College Center for Students with Disabilities - Learning Disabilities (LD) Program is designed to provide support services to students with learning disabilities who are enrolled in college classes.

These goals are met by the following:

  • Screening, testing and providing certification of learning disabilities according to state guidelines.

  • Developing individual plans and recommending appropriate academic accommodations to provide academic equity for students with learning disabilities.

  • Teaching compensatory learning strategies and fostering awareness of students' learning strengths and weaknesses.

About Us

Our Services

General Information


Contact & Location

If you are interested in being a part of the Learning Disabilities Program and are currently enrolled into at least one course at Santa Monica College, call us at (310) 434-4684 or LD@smc.edu to make an appointment with a Learning Disabilities Specialist.

Once an appointment is made, fill out the Application and Intake Screening Form for support services and have it ready ​​before your appointment.