Applications for the new Individualized Education Account (IEA) Program from the Tennessee Department of Education are available now.
The IEA Program provides a voucher for students with disabilities; giving parents more options to choose the educational opportunities that best meet their child’s individual learning needs.
Parents can now visit the online portal to submit an application for their child. Funding for this statewide program will be available in January 2017.
This year 100% of the state Senate and 97 members of the House voted for this program to help these precious children.
This program is open to children with one of the following disabilities identified in their IEP as their primary or secondary disability:
- Hearing impairments,
- Intellectual disability,
- Orthopedic impairments,
- Traumatic brain injury, and/or
- Visual impairments.