A
 
   AAC/Alternative Augmentative Communication
   ABA/Applied Behavioral Analysis
   ABC/Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence
   ADD/ADHD/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
   ADR/Alternative Dispute Resolution
   AP/Assistant Principal 
   APE/Adapted Physical Education
   APR/Annual Performance Report 
   ASD/Autism Spectrum Disorder
   ASL/American Sign Language
   AT/Assistive Technology 
   AU/Autism 
 
B
 
   BD/Behavioral Disorder 
   BIA/Brain Injury Association 
   BIP/Behavior Intervention Plan
   BOE/Board of Education 
 
C
 
   CAC/Community Advisory Committee 
   CASA/Court Appointed Special Advocate
   CBA/Curriculum Based Assessments 
   CBI/Community Based Instruction  
   CCS/Common Core Standards
   CDC/Center for Disease Control and Prevention 
   CEC/Council for Exceptional Children
   CFR/Code of Federal Regulations 
   CF/Cystic Fibrosis 
   CP/Cerebral Palsy
   CPI/Crisis Prevention and Intervention 
   CTE/Center for Therapeutic Education 
 
D
 
   DB/Deaf Blind 
   DIS/Designated Instruction Services 
   DHOH/Deaf Hard of Hearing
   DD/Developmental Delay 
   DPH/Due Process Hearing
   DS/Down Syndrome 
   DSM-IV/Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV
 
E
 
   ECE/Early Childhood Education 
   ED/Emotional Disturbance
   EHA/Education of the Handicapped Act (now IDEA) 
   ELL/English Language Learner
   EMD/Established Medical Disability 
   ESL/English as a Second Language 
   ESY/Extended School Year 
 
F
   FAPE/Free Appropriate Public Education
   FAS/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 
   FBA/Functional Behavioral Analysis
   FERPA/Family Education and Right to Privacy Act 
 
G
 
   GE/General Education 
   GT/Gifted and Talented 
 
H
 
   HI/Hearing Impaired
   HO/Hearing Officer 
   HOH/Hard of Hearing 
 
I
 
   IA/Instructional Assistant
   IAES/Interim Alternative Educational Setting
   ID/Intellectual Disability 
   IDEA/Individuals with Disability Education Act
   IEE/Independent Educational Evaluation
   IEP/Individualized Education Program
   ISP/Individual Service Plan
   ITP/Individual Transition Plan 
   IQ/Intelligence Quotient 
 
L, M, and N 
 
   LD/Learning Disability
   LEA/Local Education Agency (local school district)
   LEP/Limited English Proficiency 
   LRE/Least Restrictive Environment 
 
   MD/Multiple Disability
   MDT/Multiple Disciplinary Team 
   MOU/Memorandum of Understanding 
 
   NICHY/National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities 
   NIHM/National Institute of Mental Health
 
O
   OCD/Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
   OCR/Office of Civil Rights
   ODD/Oppositional Defiance Disorder
   OHI/Other Health Impaired
   O & M/Orientation and Mobility
   OI/Orthopedic Impairment 
   OSEP/Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education
   OT/Occupational Therapy 
 
P and R
 
   PBS/Positive Behavior Supports
   PD/Physical Disability
   PDD/Pervasive Developmental Disorder
   PE/Physical Education 
   PP/Paraprofessional (Instructional Assistant) 
   PL/Public Law 
   PLAAFP/Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance
    
   RM/Resolution Meeting
   RSP/Resource Support Program 
   RTI/Response to Intervention 
 
S
 
   §/This symbol means "Section" as in §504 
   SAI/Specialized Academic Instruction
   SAS/Supplementary Aids and Services
   SB/Spina Bifida
   SDC/Special Day Class 
   SE/Special Education
   SEA/State Education Agency
   Section 504/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
   SEIS/Special Education Information System 
   SELPA/Special Education Local Plan Area 
   SLD/Specific Learning Disability
   SLI/Speech/Language Impaired
   SLP/Speech/Language Pathologist
   SPED/Special Education 
   SST/Student Study Team
   SWD/Student With a Disability
 
T, U, and V  
 
   TAG/Talented and Gifted 
   TBI/Traumatic Brain Injury
   TCRC/Tri-Counties Regional Center 
   TDD/Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf 
   TS/Tourette Syndrome
 
   US DOE/United States Department of Education
 
   VI/Visually Impaired
   VE/Vocational Education 
 
 W, X, Y, and Z
 
   WJ-R/Woodcock Johnson Revised 
   WWC/What Works Clearing House 
     
    
    
 
 
 
    
    
    
   
    
    
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