The Inclusive Education Roadmap (IER) is a series of tools, guidance, and processes to be used by state, district, and school teams to build an inclusive system of education. The IER unpacks the complexities of how to create, expand, and sustain an inclusive system of education. The IER benefits all students, including students with significant cognitive disabilities, a group historically left out of inclusive instruction. The Roadmap provides guidance for deciding Where to start, What comes next, and Who should be involved. It supports leadership teams to implement the changes needed for all students to learn in inclusive classrooms.

Systems change is complex but can be broken down into doable steps. It is estimated that it can take two to five years for effective systems change to be up and running. The IER is organized into five steps to support the change process. Each step guides leadership teams on where to start, what to focus on, and how to proceed.