Year Founded: 1971, by Sister Helen Dowd, CSJ, and the Sisters of St. Joseph
Religious Affiliation: Nonsectarian, but a mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph
Number of Students: State of Connecticut licensed for up to 70
Student:Staff Ratio: 5:1
Geographical Area Served: CT and MA
Admissions: Year Round
Campus Size: Four Acres
Teaching Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 100%
Classroom Teachers with Special Education Degrees: 100%
School Year: 180 Days
School Day: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am-2:45 pm; Wednesday dismissal at 1:00.
Extended School Year: IEA offers a five week summer program for students requiring an extended school year to maintain their level of functioning and prevent regression.
IEA provides programs for students diagnosed with: Autism, Developmental Delay, Dyslexia, Mild Emotional Disturbance, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Visual or Hearing Impairment, Speech or Language Impairment, Orthopedic Impairment, TBI, Multiple Disabilities, and/or OHI-ADD/ADHD