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Special Education Acronyms

Special Education Related Acronyms

504: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD/ADHD: Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADR: Alternate Dispute Resolution

APE: Adaptive Physical Education

ASL: American Sign Language

AT: Assistive Technology

AUT: Autism

BII: Behavior Intervention Implementation

BIP: Behavior Intervention Plan

CAASPP: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

CALPADS: California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System

CAST: California Science Test

CBI: Community Based Instruction

CCR: California Code of Regulations

CDE: California Department of Education

CDC: California Diagnostic Centers

CEC: California Education Code

CFR: Code of Federal Regulations

CP: Cerebral Palsy

CUM: Cumulative File

DAC: District Advisory Committee

DBL: Deaf Blindness

DHH: Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing

DIS: Designated Instruction and Services

ED: Emotional Disturbance

EL: English Learner

ELD: English Language Development

ELPAC: English Language Proficiency Assessments for California

EMD: Established Medical Disability

ERMHS: Educationally Required Mental Health Services

ESY: Extended School Year

FAPE: Free and Appropriate Public Education

FERPA: Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

ID: Intellectual Disability

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEE: Independent Educational Evaluation

IEP: Individualized Educational Program

IIFEP: Initially Identified Fluent English Proficient

ITP: Individualized Transition Plan

KTEA: Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement

LACOE: Los Angeles County Office of Education

LEA: Local Education Agency

LRE: Least Restrictive Environment

MD: Multiple Disabilities

NPA: Non Public Agency

NPS: Non Public School

OHI: Other Health Impairment

OI: Orthopedic Impairment

OT: Occupational Therapy

PLOP: Present Level of Performance

PT: Physical Therapy

PWN: Prior Written Notice

RFEP: Redesignated Fluent English Proficient

RSP: Resource Specialist Program

RTI: Response to Intervention

SBAC: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

SDC: Special Day Class

SELPA: Special Education Local Plan Area

SLD: Specific Learning Disability

SLI: Speech or Language Impairment

SLP: Speech/ Language Pathologist

SPED: Special Education

SST: Student Success Team

TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury

VI: Visual Impairment

WJ: Woodcock Johnson