Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) Hub

If your child is blind, visually impaired or deafblind, academics are not enough to prepare him or her for an independent, engaged, happy future.

The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) is a disability-specific set of skills that compensates for vision loss and is foundational to all other learning. It focuses on independence, assistive technology, vocational training, social engagement and more to prepare your child for his or her fullest life possible.

Want to learn more? Download this guide, based on the ECC, that will help you develop an effective educational approach for children who are blind or visually impaired.

If you have additional questions about how Perkins School for the Blind can help with your child's education, contact Amy Ferreira, Director of Admissions & Enrollment, by phone at 617-972-7476 or by email at amy.ferreira@perkins.org.

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If your child is blind, visually impaired or deafblind, academics are not enough to prepare him or her for an independent, engaged, happy future.

The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) is a disability-specific set of skills that compensates for vision loss and is foundational to all other learning. It focuses on independence, assistive technology, vocational training, social engagement and more to prepare your child for his or her fullest life possible.

Want to learn more? Download this guide, based on the ECC, that will help you develop an effective educational approach for children who are blind or visually impaired.

If you have additional questions about how Perkins School for the Blind can help with your child's education, contact Amy Ferreira, Director of Admissions & Enrollment, by phone at 617-972-7476 or by email at amy.ferreira@perkins.org.

Two students with visual impairment conduct a science experiment. Understanding the world through STEM

How Perkins adapts math and science education to give students practical, real-world tools both on and off campus.

A teacher hands a student an award for her science project. Annual science fair provides dual learning opportunity for students

Perkins students of all ages practice social and communication skills while presenting science projects.

Students sitting and standing around a large orange owl sculpture Perkins students visit Google campus

Participants in the Pre-Employment Program heard from “Googlers” with disabilities about how they chose a career.