IEA Information for Parents & Students
The IEA Program provides options for parents/guardians of students with certain disabilities to choose the education opportunities that best meet the individual needs of their child by giving them direct access to state and local public education funds.
This section of the IEA webpage provides the most up-to-date information and resources about the IEA Program both for parents/students interested in learning more about the IEA Program and for parents of students already enrolled in the IEA Program.
- You can find more information about the IEA Program on the menu bar at the left side of the screen.
- IEA Launch Memo
- The IEA Parent Handbook provides the most comprehensive information for parents and students about the IEA Program.
- If you are interested in applying to enroll your child in the IEA Program, please read the articles on the following webpages:
- You can also sign-up to receive monthly email updates for the IEA Program here.
If you need accommodations to access IEA materials, please contact IEA.Questions@tn.gov.
Training and Information Sessions for Parents and Students
Each year, the IEA Team conducts in-person and online IEA Information Sessions for parents interested in learning more about the IEA Program, as well as annual trainings (in-person and online) for parents/students enrolled in the IEA Program. Find out more on the information sessions and trainings here.
2018-19 Student Applications are now closed – Applications were due by 3 p.m. CDT on March 30. Applications for the 2019-20 school year will open in 2019. To sign-up to receive updates for the IEA Program, including notice of when the applications launch for the 2018-19 school year, you can subscribe to receive the monthly email newsletter, the IEA Update.
2018-19 Student Renewal Applications are Now Open – Applications are due by 3 p.m. CDT on June 1.
2018-19 Private School Applications are Now Open – Applications will be accepted year-round.
For additional support in reviewing all aspects of your Individualized Education Account Program options, contact the parent center in your region or local advocacy organization.