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IEA Program Update

                                                                                 Nov. 30, 2018

Parent Information Sessions

In January and February, the department will provide information sessions for parents on the IEA Program.  Parent information sessions are designed to help parents who are interested in enrolling their student in the IEA Program learn more about what the IEA Program is, including student eligibility, amount of funding, approved expenses, and parent responsibilities. Parents will also learn how to complete the application process to enroll their child in the IEA Program. These sessions are not for parents of students already enrolled in the IEA Program.
 
To register, click here. Space is limited, and parents must pre-register to attend the in-person information sessions. Registration closes Jan. 4.
 
Please note: Childcare will not be provided at the information sessions. Children may attend the information sessions but must be under parent/guardian supervision at all times.
 
If you are unable to attend an in-person session, there will be a live webinar for parents on Feb. 13 from 6–8 p.m. CT. Instructions for how to access the webinar are available here. Pre-registration is not required for the webinar.
 
The session PowerPoint and a recording of the session webinar will also be posted on the department’s IEA web page (here). 

Private School Information Sessions

The department will conduct a live information session webinar on the IEA Program for private school principals interested in applying to participate in the IEA Program for the 2019-20 school year. Private school information sessions are designed to help private school principals learn more about what the IEA Program is, including school eligibility, school responsibilities, and approved expenses. Private school principals will also learn how to complete the application process to become a participating school in the IEA Program.
 
The webinar will be held on Feb. 15 from 9–11 a.m. CT. Instructions for how to access the webinar are available here. School principals do not need to pre-register for the webinar.
 
The recording of the live webinar will be posted on the department’s IEA web page (here)
 
Schools principals can also submit a request for the IEA team to come and speak to their school by emailing IEA.Questions@tn.gov.

Additional Resources for Parents

Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities
The Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities is a state agency that leads initiatives statewide to improve disability policies and practices and helps coordinate services across a complex system. Individuals with disabilities and their family members can call for assistance navigating services and for resources about best practices in the disability field. For more information, please visit https://www.tn.gov/cdd or contact: (615) 532-6615 or tnddc@tn.gov.  

Resources

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