Hello, parents and family members of children/teens with multiple disabilities. Ah, and hello to service providers too.
Recently we’ve discussed the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC); its subjects and skills, which are designed for students who are blind or visually impaired; creative methods of implementing it in schools; and what you, parents, need to know about it.
Today, I’d like to talk about the ECC specifically for students with multiple disabilities. Actually, I’d like to give you an AFB FamilyConnect resource entitled Children with Multiple Disabilities Need the Expanded Core Curriculum, Too!
It answers the questions:
- Who are these learners?
- What is the ECC for these learners?
- Why teach the ECC to these learners?
- Who are the professionals qualified to accommodate the ECC for children with complex learning needs?
- How do TVIs (Teachers of the Visually Impaired) and O&Ms (Orientation and Mobility Specialists) support instruction in the ECC?
I think you will appreciate the content because it examines the importance of the ECC for students with multiple disabilities, highlighting the practical life-skills gained from the ECC, and the rights children with multiple disabilities have to a free and appropriate education.