(2020, January) | Useful for sharing with parents (and teachers) of students with significant cognitive disabilities
This parent brief from the TIES Center focuses on developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that support inclusive education for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. IEPs that support inclusion are especially critical for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who participate in a state alternate assessment aligned to alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAAS), as well as for those in grades PreK-2 who may not yet take state assessments. The purpose of the brief is to identify specific ways in which the IEPs of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities can be written to support inclusion in the general education curriculum and, ideally, the general education classroom.
Access the 8-page brief at:
Explore Other Briefs and Tools Offered by the TIES Center
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 offers an astounding amount of products in support of this mission. Many are designed for teachers and administrators, and many others speak to parents of students with significant cognitive disabilities. It’s well worth exploring what the Center has to offer. Examples relevant to the Parent Center network and the families they serve include (but certainly aren’t limited to):
- The General Education Curriculum–Not an Alternate Curriculum! (TIES Brief #5) | 4 pages
- Distance Learning is Emotional Work: Tips for Parents and Caregivers | From TIES’ Distance Learning series
- Taking the Alternate Assessment Does NOT Mean Education in a Separate Setting! (TIES Brief #2) | 4 pages
Have a look at TIES yourself, at: