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A unique 360 Approach

Our Programs

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.

Nurturing at Every Stage

Child
Development

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Research indicates intensive early intervention using applied behavior analysis is critical to the success of those diagnosed with an ASD. Children as young as 3 join our program to learn critical academic, language, play and social skills.

Growing
Adolescents

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Adolescents build upon those skills and learn how to independently care for themselves, structure their time, and participate more fully in community activities.

Guiding
Adults

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Adults are taught to capitalize on all the skills they have acquired and focus on integrating and using those skills to become gainfully employed, complete daily tasks, and master home living routines

Our Programs

The Institute for Educational Achievement provides a wide range of programs customized to the unique needs of each individual based on their stage of development.

Educational Program

Research indicates intensive early intervention using applied behavior analysis is critical to the success of those diagnosed with an ASD. Children as young as 3 join our program to learn critical academic, language, play and social skills.

Adult Life Skills Program

Students who need continued support after graduating from our Education Program move into our ALSP. With the right guidance, individuals with autism can be gainfully employed and demonstrate enormous competence in the workplace, in community activities, and in their homes with continued programming for success.

Home Programming

Provided to all families of students enrolled at IEA, staff members work closely in the home with each family to ensure that skills learned at school are utilized in the home and community. Additionally, parents are invited to spend time at school to receive hands-on training and have the opportunity to observe their children completing all academic and school-based tasks.

Our Team

Specializing in Compassion

IEA has an extraordinarily committed, professional, and passionate staff supporting the learners who communicate across all education programs to provide the most consistent teaching possible. Our team is dedicated to ensuring successful life, vocational, and leisure activities for all learners.

Eric Rozenblat, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Executive Director

Donna De Feo, Ph.D.

Principal

Kristin Cassidy, M.A., BCBA

Assistant Director of Adult Life Skills Program

Members of IEA hold the following:

Amy Chiappa

Trainer of Applied Behavior Analysis Education Program

Ana C. Alban, M.A.

Trainer of Applied Behavior Analysis Education Program

Emma Quigley, M.A.

Trainer of Applied Behavior Analysis Adult Life Skills Program​

Dawn Townsend, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Executive Director Emeritus

Alyssa Nelson, BSN, RN, CSN

School Nurse

Marlene Haftek, CPA​

Business Manager​

A Behavior Analytic Approach

When nurturing an individual with ASD, typical grading systems are rarely a true measure of success. At IEA, systematic intervention procedures, based on a wide range of scientifically validated ABA teaching techniques, are employed to ensure both children and adults in our program are achieving progress. Objective data is collected and analyzed regularly to assess the efficiency of all teaching procedures. Through this analysis, IEA staff are able to ensure rapid, and consistent, skill acquisition by all learners.

Admissions

Visit our admissions page to learn more about how you, your child, or your student can be considered for enrollment!

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CoVid19 update
During these unprecedented times, IEA is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all staff and students based upon the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Education (DOE), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), and Department of Health (DOH). 
For information on IEA’s Protocol for Returning to In-Person Instruction following a Health-Related School Closure, click the link below.

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