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IEA Program Update

                                                                                 Oct. 31, 2018

2017-18 Program Implementation Report

The 2017-18 Program Implementation Report for the Individualized Education Account Program is now posted on the IEA web page (here).

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.

2018-19 IEA Program School Applications Update

Applications for private schools to participate in the IEA Program for the 2018-19 school year are open year-round. So far, fifteen private schools have been approved to participate in the IEA Program and are included on the list of 2018-19 participating schools posted on the IEA webpage (here).

If you have any questions, please contact the IEA team at (615) 253–3781 or IEA.Questions@tn.gov.

IEA Parent Resource Questionnaire

Do you have recommendations for the parent resources we provide? If so, we’d love to hear them! Please click here to complete a short questionnaire to let us know if there are ways we can improve parent resources for the IEA Program.

Additional Resources for Parents

Tennessee Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE TN)
ABLE TN is a savings program designed to help individuals with disabilities put aside money to pay for qualified expenses. These accounts provide the opportunity to save and invest with tax-free earnings to help participants maintain independence and quality of life. For more information, please visit http://abletn.gov/ or contact: (855) 922-5386 or ABLE.TN@tn.gov.

Resources

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