Together Including Every Student (TIES)

What is TIES?


Together Including Every Student (TIES), developed in 1997 by, two parents of children who have disabilities, promotes the participation of students and young adults (Participants) who have developmental disabilities in inclusive, organized extracurricular and community, activities through the support of trained student Volunteers.


Students (ages 8-21) who have disabilities join activities where they, can develop recreational interests, learn about their community, and have fun with peers.

Peer Volunteers

Students (grades 8-12) learn how to support participants according to their individual needs, gain more understanding of disabilities and diversity, and make a positive difference in a peer’s life.


How long is each activity?

An activity may, be one event, such as attending a school dance or after school football game, or an ongoing class (dance, martial arts, music, gymnastics) or continuing participation in a community organization such as Scouts. If an activity, is ongoing, two or more peer volunteers may share the commitment.

What does an activity look like?

It can be any organized recreational or extracurricular school activity in which students typically take part. TIES arranges a trained student partner for each participant to facilitate a successful experience for all members of the group.

Activity leaders

Create an experience where all individuals and talents are included and promote community awareness and inclusion.

Link to school calendars and my, contact information if a participant would like the support of a volunteer at a school event.

Contact Information:

Spencerport TIES Coordinator

[email protected]