Expanded Core Curriculum

Teacher Kate Crohan and student Zach sit at a table, both working with braille notetakers.
June 14, 2016
Assistive technology allows students like Zach to read, write, study and learn just like their sighted peers.
Brendan puts bottles of sparkling water in a fridge.
June 7, 2016
Self-determination is an essential skill that helps students like Brendan set realistic goals and take ownership of their lives.
Jake uses a weight machine with help from a teacher
June 1, 2016
Recreation and leisure classes introduce students like Jake to healthy habits and hobbies they can enjoy for a lifetime.
A girl wearing a red sweater uses a computer with a large print keyboard.
May 24, 2016
Compensatory access lessons help students like Slater connect with others in a meaningful way, using any form of ‘speech’ that works.
Brian uses an electric razor to shave
May 16, 2016
Independent living skills allow students like Brian to accomplish essential daily tasks, including cooking, cleaning and looking good.
A student walks down a hallway using a white cane while a teacher follows.
May 11, 2016
Orientation and mobility lessons give students like Bronwen the skills and confidence they need to get to where they’re going.
A student using a SMART Brailler while her teacher looks on
May 11, 2016
Perkins community teachers bring the power of the Expanded Core Curriculum to students everywhere.
A student uses a white cane to navigate while her teacher walks behind her
May 9, 2016
The Expanded Core Curriculum goes beyond traditional academics, and prepares Perkins students for the challenges of school, work and everyday life.
A crowd dancing in front of the Gala stage
May 6, 2016
Annual event raises $1.1 million to support Perkins’ global mission of educating children who are blind.
A student pushing a grocery cart in a supermarket with an itinerant teacher
May 5, 2016
A day in the life of a community teacher: Pamela Oddis travels around the state to teach children who are blind how to navigate safely and independently.

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