Expanded Core Curriculum
It’s not about what we see. It’s about what we do!
What is Expanded Core Curriculum?
The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) is a disability specific curriculum for students with vision impairments including deafblindness. It has nine designated areas to target the unique needs of students with vision impairments. The ECC is for students of all ages; birth through 21 years old.
- The ECC targets skills that are vital for students with vision impairments to learn in their homes, school and in the community. It works alongside of the academic curriculum.
- The ECC is nationally recognized as an important part of education services for students with vision impairments.
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USDB is a State Resource for the Expanded Core Curriculum
Our teachers for students with vision impairments in our Outreach and Deafblind divisions support students and education teams with ECC skills instruction.
USDB offers a variety of short term programs that provide intensive Expanded Core instruction.
Short Term Programs
ECC programs on Friday-Saturday. These programs take place in the community and on USDB campus. Music Jam and Behind the Scenes of a Social Life are examples of short term programs.
Short Term Campus Programs
Special ECC skill instruction during the school week. Assistive Technology in Your World is an example of a campus program.
Students enjoy friendship, intensive ECC instruction and individualized instruction in a residential setting. Theater Camp and STEM Camp are examples of summer programs.
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