Brief series from the TIES Center, a 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.


February 2021
In publication since June 2020
Terri Vandercook or 612-624-6630
TIES Center: Increasing Time, Instructional Effectiveness, Engagement, and State Support for Inclusive Practices for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities


  • TIES Center Briefs: Grading My Child with Significant Cognitive Disabilities in an Inclusive Classroom (TIES Center Brief #6)
  • TIES Center Briefs: The General Education Curriculum - Not an Alternate Curriculum! (Brief #5)
  • TIES Center Briefs: Providing Meaningful General Education Curriculum Access to Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (TIES Center Brief #4)
  • TIES Center Briefs: Developing IEPs that Support Inclusive Education for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities (#3)
  • TIES Center Briefs: Taking the Alternate Assessment Does NOT Mean Education in a Separate Setting! (#2)
  • TIES Center Briefs: 10 Reasons to Support Inclusive School Communities for ALL Students (#1)
  • TIES Center Briefs: 10 razones para apoyar a las comunidades escolares inclusivas para todos los estudiantes