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.

TIES stands for:

  • Increasing Time
  • Instructional Effectiveness
  • Engagement
  • State Support for Inclusive Practices
These four elements represent the complexity of systemic change to support increased student engagement and improved learning outcomes for students with significant cognitive disabilities.