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

Pat Renfranz dblair2525 at msn.com
Sat Nov 2 17:02:10 UTC 2013


There is no federal special ed mandate regarding the Expanded Core
Curriculum, although it is possible your state education code could include
language regarding it. General ed teachers, who likely received only passing
training in special ed, if that, would likely have never heard of it.

While it is not legally mandated, I don't believe it is "icing" either, as
items on the list, whether one agrees with all of them or not, could assist
the IEP team in developing IEP goals, which would in turn give them legal
requirement. 

Pat









On 11/2/13 7:40 AM, "Eric Vasiliauskas" <icdx1111 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> 
> It¹s been a while since this has been last discussed.
> 
> I¹ve 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
> debated.
> 
> 
> 
> I have heard the ³The National Agenda² & the ECC described as a grass roots
> movement.
> 
> 
> 
> In California specifically, or nationally, does is the delivery of the ECC
> now legally mandated, or is it ³icing on the cake² ­ 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 ³feel good
> phrase²?
> 
> 
> 
> I look forward to your replies.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Eric Vasiliauskas
> 
> 
> 
> http://www.afb.org/section.aspx?FolderID=3&SectionID=44&TopicID=189&SubTopicID
> =4
> 
> 
> 
> http://www.afb.org/section.aspx?FolderID=3&SectionID=44&TopicID=189&SubTopicID
> =4&DocumentID=2117
> 
> 
> 
> http://www.tsbvi.edu/seehear/winter01/core.htm
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