The Institute for Educational Achievement (IEA) is a private, non-profit educational program for children, adolescents, and adults with autism. At IEA, we provide highly individualized instruction based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. Whether they are learning in the home, out in the community or in our facility, our goal is to instill all learners with the skills necessary for them to lead independent, productive, and happy lives.
We are dedicated to using the science of Applied Behavior Analysis to enable individuals with autism to live the happiest and most productive lives possible.
Professionally Trained Staff
IEA has an extraordinarily committed, professional, and passionate staff, each with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and specialized training in ABA.
Customized Education Programs
Programs are built around students current capabilities, with custom goals and measurable outcomes.
Continued Skill Development
Our education does not stop at adolescence. We are committed to supporting students well into adulthood in order to ensure each student lives a happy, productive, and independent life.
Learning Across Environments
We believe in a classroom without limits: That’s why our teaching occurs at IEA, in the homes, and in the communities where students live.
Today, a team of dedicated enthusiasts have joined that effort as IEA continues to grow in success.
Eric Rozenblat, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Eric Rozenblat, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the Executive Director of The Institute for Educational Achievement. He earned his Doctorate Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Caldwell University. He served on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis (NJABA), and has held numerous positions for the organization, including Representative-at-Large and President. He has presented at local and national conferences on various topics including differential schedules of reinforcement, staff training, joint attention, and promoting independence in individuals with autism. He has published work in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include differential schedules of reinforcement, teaching joint attention skills to individuals with autism, and teaching language and social skills through script and script-fading procedures.
Donna De Feo, Ph.D.
Donna De Feo obtained her MA degree from Montclair State University, her Principal Certificate from the NJ Department of Education, and her Ph.D. in General Psychology, with an emphasis in Cognition and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. Dr. De Feo has been an integral part of IEA since its opening in 1996. She was one of the original teachers and is currently both Principal and Co-Director of the program. Dr. De Feo has extensive experience in delivering intervention services to individuals with autism, providing support to their families, disseminating information to the community, and training / supervising professional staff, including mentoring numerous Principal candidates. Dr. De Feo has played a major role in developing systems at IEA to ensure effective intervention services and has played a role in developing the employment skills of the adolescents at IEA. She has interfaced effectively with local community businesses and has been critically involved in securing a wide variety of employment experiences for the learners at IEA.