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Iowa ECC Resource

Iowa is committed to providing quality education services as espoused in The Expanded Core Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments, Including Those with Additional Disabilities by Dr. Phil Hatlen (1996), National Agenda for the Education of Children and Youth with Visual Impairments (National Agenda), Including Those with Multiple Impairments (1998), and Blind and Visually Impaired Students Educational Service Guidelines, (Pugh, G., & Erin, J. (Eds.) 1999, National Association of State Directors of Special Education. Watertown, MA: Perkins School for the Blind) and Educating Blind and Visually Impaired Students: Policy Guidance for OSERS. This instructional manual provides a structure to ensure that all students in Iowa receive timely assessment and instruction in all needed areas of the ECC. In addition, the Iowa Braille School Task Force recommended consistent procedures and tools in providing instruction across the state in the content areas of the ECC.

• Accessing Assistive Technology

• Career education

• Compensatory including communication modes

• Independent living skills

• Orientation and mobility

• Recreation and leisure skills

• Self-determination (added in 2004)

• Social interaction skills

• Visual efficiency skills

ECC Resource PDF File

ECC Resource TEXT File

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