What is the ECC?
ECC is the Expanded Core Curriculum. This specific set of skills is specifically designed for students who are blind or vision impaired. The ECC addresses skills that students will need to lead a full and independent life after high school. The ECC is appropriate for all ages of students, from toddlers to high school seniors. The ECC is divided into nine areas including; Compensatory, Orientation and Mobility,Social Interactions, Independent Living, Recreation and Leisure, Career Education, Assistive Technology, Visual Efficiency and Self-Determination.
VisionCorps’ Youth Services Department ensures that our clients are exposed to the ECC as early as possible. Through the Education Outreach program, staff includes the ECC when writing annual goals for students ages birth to five as part of their Individualized Family Service Plans or Individualized Education Plans. The Youth Enrichment program for school age students addresses the ECC through enrichment activities that occur throughout the year. These activities include things like the Kids in the Kitchen series, art classes, Camp Cool, kayaking, scuba diving, and much more.
To learn more about the Expanded Core Curriculum or to find out how your child can be involved in the Youth Services Department, contact Jennifer Eaton, Manager of Youth Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-205-4154.