Resources

Both TIES Center and other organizations have published resources that provide useful information related to the inclusion of students with significant cognitive disabilities.

TIES Center Publications

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.

10 Reasons to Support Inclusive School Communities for ALL Students (Brief #1), is an electronic interactive Brief which 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. A PDF of the brief is also available.

 

How States Interpret the LRE Clause of IDEA: A Policy Analysis (Report #101), 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.

Parent and Family Resources

This section is a one-stop toolkit that contains information and resources for parents related to the inclusion of students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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.

10 Reasons to Support Inclusive School Communities for ALL Students (Brief #1), is an electronic interactive Brief which 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. A PDF of the brief is also available.

Instruction

The materials hosted here will help educators support instruction aligned to state content standards in order to ensure access and inclusion in the general curriculum. This section includes Curriculum Resources that will reinforce educators' understanding of curriculum content, Instructional Resources that are created to support classroom teaching, Professional Development Materials, and a Communications Competence.

Two alternate assessment consortia of states, as part of a federally-funded grant, developed materials, related to instruction. The consortia are the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) and Dynamic Learning Maps. Some of those resources, including updated versions of some of them, are included in this section.

Systemic Change

The materials hosted here provide resources that states and districts can use to support systems change effort that will support the inclusion of students with significant cognitive disabilities in inclusive classrooms.

Testimony

A Truly Inclusive Society: Encouraging the Ability in Disability by Sheryl Lazarus, September 24, 2018