[blindkid] Is there a Legal Mandate for the Expanded Core Curriculum?

Eric Vasiliauskas icdx1111 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 2 13:40:43 UTC 2013

Hi All,

It’s been a while since this has been last discussed.

I’ve heard many presentations on The Expanded Core Curriculum for Blind and
Visually Impaired Children and Youths (links below), but when this is
brought up in IEP meetings, then there are usual a lot of blank looks on
the faces of the General Ed/non-VI team members.

I think the general concuss in the VI/Blind world is that the goals
outlined in the ECC is should be address & ideally eventually mastered by
the student by the time they graduate.

Time is of course a factor & who is responsible for what can (& is) be

I have heard the “The National Agenda” & the ECC described as a grass roots

In California specifically, or nationally, does is the delivery of the ECC
now legally mandated, or is it “icing on the cake” – something that
districts can address if the want to, but don't necessarily have to. If
there indeed is a legal requirement for the ECC for Blind & VI Children &
Youth, then could you share as specifically as possible - what is the legal
basis that justifies the responsibly of the school district or IEP Team to
deliver all the components put forth in the ECC?

Simply put, teaching the ECC a legal requirement or just a “feel good

I look forward to your replies.


Eric Vasiliauskas




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