Expanded Core Curriculum

Advice, professional supports, and explanation of team roles and responsibilities in the education of students who are blind or visually impaired.
These organizations encourage participation and competition in sports and physical fitness activities by people who are blind or visually impaired.
The links in this section provide an introduction to the importance of physical education, fitness, and exercise to the well-being of people with visual impairments.  It also includes ideas for...
Jeff Migliozzi talks about the importance of sexuality education for individuals with vision impairments including those with additional disabilities.
The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) provides a framework for instruction in a specialized set of vision-related skills for students who are blind or visually impaired.  While students who are blind...
Intricacies of special education regulations and procedures, and advocating for the unique educational needs of their children who are blind.
Matt LaCortiglia presents a FAIER planning model to develop physical activities for individuals with disabilities.
Knitters and crocheters who are blind or visually impaired can search this free library of instructions downloadable in electronic braille or large print.   Web-Based Organizations &...
Resources on making accessible art / culture programs and buildings
Tips to select toys for young children who are blind or visually impaired
Children with blindness or visual impairments need some assistance to find their place in the social world.
Parents with children who are blind or visually impaired will find many practical suggestions for encouraging greater independence in all areas of daily living.
Self-determination means understanding one's abilities and making one's own choices, and is one of the foundations of independence and adult responsibility.
Students with multiple disabilities study the Core Curriculum along with their classmates, with accommodations such as tactile aids, alternate formats, and AT.
This section is full of practical tips to make cooking and meal preparation safe and easy for people with blindness or visual impairments. Information covers the full range of activities: grocery...
This section includes a wide range of information on recreational opportunities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, from ideas for toys and play for young children to hobbies for...
Learn about impulsivity in children with visual impairments and strategies to address the associated behavioral challenges.
Traditional approaches to behavior intervention aren't always effective solutions for every child.
There are many advantages to creating a predictable environment for child with visual and multiple impairments.
Build a classroom business making and selling dog treats as students practice multiple skills.
Every child will enjoy learning basic functional skills during this fun Halloween activity!
Practice math and fine motor skills while students make this healthy snack!
Use this simple recipe for a perfect holiday activity to develop memory skills and independence.
Making crayons the child can use after the activity is finished is a rewarding and motivating experience.
Real object materials make this multi-sensory project fun for kids of all sight levels to enjoy for days.
A community setting is a perfect place to practice social skills while linking real life and classroom lessons.
Students will enjoy the edible reward of their hard work while learning basic science principles!
Adapt your summer lesson plans and activities with these cross-curriculum ideas.
This cooking project can be used as a simple activity or expanded to include multiple skills and goals.
Use real objects to make your own games for practicing matching, scanning and following directions.
These little red berries are full of sensory fun that can be incorporated into many classroom activities!
It's not complicated when you follow these organization tips for a weekly pizza parlor in your class!
Kids will enjoy giving and receiving these tangible Valentines, perfect for building holiday concepts.
Cook s'mores for a snack while learning the science behind it with this solar oven.
This ELA lesson poses challenges for students with visual impairments because of the independent walking around the classroom viewing things hanging on the wall.
Help children understand the importance of planning organization and sequencing during this activity!
Adapt the classic Checkers game using different shaped playing pieces and a dimensional board!
Tactile playing pieces stay-put the peg hole board in this adapted version of Tic Tac Toe!
Improve body awareness in students with low vision using colored gloves.
Use these simple steps to help students eventually master the challenging skill of skipping!
Count the beans and earn points to win this simple game to reinforce math and social skills!
Teach positional concepts to students as they relate objects' positions to their own body.
Use sound as a motivator for improving motor skills, weight shifting and jumping!
No classroom is complete without an adapted version of Go Fish!
Practice pre-braille skills including tactile discrimination, sorting, and object identification in this simple game!
A simple game of catch can be adapted in many ways to work on motor skills and O&M.
Learning about how communities work helps children understand more about the world around them.
Build confidence and independence while taking part in school organizations with appropriate tasks.
Learn how to choose appropriate foods and packages for safety and independence!
Children will have fun practicing motor skills during this special "Simon Says" game!