Following a rigorous selection process, TIES Center selected Maryland as its first intensive Technical Assistance state. TIES Center and Maryland are partnering to work on implementing and sustaining inclusive educational practices for students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades K-8. There will be another application process in 2019 to select TIES’ second intensive TA state.
TIES Center’s new electronic interactive Brief, 10 Reasons to Support Inclusive School Communities for ALL Students, can be used by educators and family members to talk with one another and others about the importance of creating and supporting inclusive school communities.
TIES Center recently published a report, How States Interpret the LRE Clause of IDEA: A Policy Analysis, which examines how states interpret special education regulations associated with the Individuals with Disabilities (IDEA) act, regulations around the least restrictive environment (LRE) clause, the continuum of alternative placements, and the placement for students with disabilities.
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
- State Support for Inclusive Practices