Outreach Courses Help Students Who are Blind Build Expanded Core Curriculum Skills
Outreach Short Courses — Fall 2012
Outreach Short Courses offer a variety of activities, paired with support and training from staff, in age groups that range from elementary through high school for students who are blind or visually impaired. We provide opportunities for school-aged students to focus on areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), which are skills that are crucial for this population due to their unique needs in order to achieve the highest level of independence. The nine components of the ECC are important aspects of a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). For more information download the Outreach Short Courses flyer.
The Expanded Core Curriculum includes:
- Compensatory or functional academic skills, including communication modes
- Orientation & mobility
- Social interaction skills
- Independent living skills
- Recreation and leisure skills
- Career education
- Use of assistive technology
- Sensory efficiency skills
For more information about Outreach Services to Students, contact Kelly Cote, Supervisor of Outreach Short Courses, at 617-972-7867 or via e-mail at Kelly.Cote@Perkins.org. For more information about all Outreach services, contact Beth Caruso at Outreach@Perkins.org or call 617-972-7432.