Executive Director: Dawn B. Townsend, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Principal: Donna De Feo, M.A.
Founded in 1995, the Institute for Educational Achievement (IEA), is a private, non-profit educational program providing highly individualized educational services to students with autism. The educational program at IEA is based upon the science of applied behavior analysis, and as such focuses on student progress as a function of our teaching technology.
As a dissemination site of the Princeton Child Development Institute (PCDI), a world leader in research and autism treatment, IEA employs the organizational model and curriculum developed, tested and refined by PCDI for over three decades. Using scientifically developed teaching techniques, and a curriculum that is individually tailored to build upon each individualís strengths and overcome specific deficits, we teach students the skills necessary to become functioning members of their families and communities.
At IEA, students learn to read and write, to speak, to make friends, to play with toys, and to participate in the world around them. Beyond that, through home-based programming, students learn skills that allow them to complete activities with their families, to complete daily tasks at home, and to participate in typical leisure activities with others.