TIES Center’s new Brief for parents – Taking the Alternate Assessment Does NOT mean education in a Separate Setting! – discusses the characteristics of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, least restrictive environment, legal provisions, and next steps for parents.
Impact: Feature Issue on Inclusive Education for K-8 Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities. Explore inclusive education through the perspectives of researchers, teachers, education administrators, students, and parents.
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 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