Meriden, CT The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc. (IPPI) announced that its Learning Academy, a state-approved, private special education school will open a third location in Stamford, CT next week, Monday, February 3, 2020. IPPI currently operates schools in Stratford and Naugatuck, where the agency supports students (ages 5-21) referred for both academic and social/behavioral needs.

“We are thrilled to open a third Learning Academy location in Stamford, CT,” said Lou Giramma, CEO of IPPI. “The Learning Academy’s unique approach has proven to be transformational for the young people we support. Through evidence-based practices, our teams are helping students achieve successful outcomes every day.”

The Learning Academy will occupy 20,000 square feet in the River Bend Center in Stamford, CT. The space will allow IPPI to provide services for up to 30 school-aged children. “With the addition of this location, IPPI’s Learning Academy will now have the capacity to serve up to 140 students,” said Dr. Elizabeth Sellinger, IPPI’s Director of Education and Behavior Analysis Services. “The Stamford location has been completely retrofitted to accommodate our needs and the anticipated needs of our students. Its welcoming atmosphere is functional and conducive to learning and helping our students achieve their goals.”

A ribbon cutting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at 5 Riverbend Drive in Stamford.

About The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc.

The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc. (IPPI) is a multistate human services agency headquartered in Central Vermont whose mission is to build strong communities by empowering individuals. For more than three decades, IPPI has provided treatment and supports to people living with developmental disabilities and special needs throughout New England and Maryland. For more information, Website | Facebook


The Learning Academy, IPPI’s approved special education school, is opening its 3rd location in Stamford, CT