TIES Center is the national technical assistance center on inclusive practices and policies. Its purpose is to create sustainable changes in kindergarten-grade 8 school and district educational systems so that students with significant cognitive disabilities can fully engage in the same instructional and non-instructional activities as their general education peers while being instructed in a way that meets individual learning needs. ​

We offer resources for educators; parents and families; and state, district, and school administrators that support inclusive education and system change. 

TIES Resource Series

Foundations of Inclusion TIPS
Communicative Supports TIPS
Distance Learning Series
Parent Video Series

TIES and NCEO Release Two New Videos

Video from the Web version of this publication:

Helping Your Child by Checking Progress at Home: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Pw1MYKd58Rw

Helping Your Child by Checking Progress at Home

This video describes easy ways for parents to check on their child's progress in academics and behavior while learning at home.  It also suggests ways to talk to the school about a child's progress and to ask for suggestions on changing the learning supports provided at home.

Video from the Web version of this publication:

Helping Your Child with Writing at Home: https://www.youtube.com/embed/u_S-4FlP-kU

Helping Your Child with Writing at Home

This video describes practical ways to support students with significant cognitive disabilities as they grow in their writing skills. It also describes the types of supports a parent can ask for from a teacher or instructional team.

The TIES Center, in partnership with the National Center on Educational Outcomes, has launched two new videos in its series for families to support the learning of children with significant cognitive disabilities at home: Helping Your Child with Writing at Home and Helping Your Child by Progress Monitoring at Home. These videos are anchored in the belief that parents are a child's first and longest teachers and that their home is a child's first and longest inclusive environment for learning. They provide resources for families to support learning at home and collaboration with schools. Check out these new additions and the whole series!  

All Videos in the Series

Helping Your Child with the Foundations of Communication at Home

Helping Your Child with Communication at Home

Helping Your Child with Routines at Home

Helping Your Child with Academics

Helping Your Child with the Foundations of Reading at Home

Helping Your Child with Reading at Home

Helping Your Child with the Foundations of Math While at Home

Helping Your Child with Math While at Home

Helping Your Child with Writing at Home

Helping Your Child by Checking Progress at Home