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
Distance Learning Series
Communicative Supports TIPS
Parent Video Series

Parent Video Series: Supporting and Extending Children’s Learning within the Home

Helping Your Child with the Foundations of Communication at Home

Helping Your Child with Communication at Home

For children with significant cognitive disabilities, their first teachers are their families. What and how families teach their children strongly influences their learning. When families support learning at home, they help to pave the road for success at school and continued life-long learning. It can also open up stronger avenues for collaboration between home and school. 

As part of their resources for children with significant cognitive disabilities, the TIES Center and the National Center for Educational Outcomes are developing a video series for parents to help support their children’s learning at home.

Check out the first four videos!