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 deaf-blindness. 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 Deaf-blind 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.