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Acronyms in Special Education

Acronyms in Special Education


                         ABA - Applied Behavior Analysis

                         ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008

                         ADHD - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

                         AEIS - Academic Excellence Indicator System                                                                           

                         AEP - Alternative Education Program            

                         AI - Auditory Impairment

                         AIP - Accelerated Instruction Plan

                         ALS - Academic Life Skills

                         APE - Adapted Physical Education

                         ARD - Admission, Review and Dismissal Committee

                         ASL - American Sign Language

                         AT - Assistive Technology

                         AU  - Autism

                         AVLS - Academic and Vocational Life Skills

                         AYP - Annual Yearly Progress

                         BIC - Behavior Intervention Classroom

                         BIP - Behavior Intervention Plan

                         CTE - Career and Technical Education

                         CFR - Code of Federal Regulations

                         CLASS - Comprehensive Learner Adapted Scope and Sequence

                         COSF - Child Outcome Survey Form

                         CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention

                         CPS - Child Protective Services

                         CSR - Confidential Student Report

                         DAEP - Disciplinary Alternative Education Program

                         DARS - Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

                         DB - Deaf/Blind

                         DNQ - Did Not Qualify

                         DSM-IV-TR - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - 4th Ed., Text Revision

                         EC - Early Childhood - see PPCD

                         ECI - Early Childhood Intervention

                         EE - Early Education

                         ELL - English Language Learner

                         ED - Emotional Disturbance

                         EOC - End of Course

                         ESC - Education Service Center

                         ESL - English as a Second Language

                         ESY - Extended School Year

                         FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education

                         FBA - Functional Behavior Assessment

                         FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

                         FIE - Full Individual Evaluation

                         FLS - Functional Life Skills

                         FOF - Focus on the Future

                        GPC - Grade Placement Committee

                        HB - Homebound Program

                        HI - Hearing Impairment

                        HLS - Home Language Survey

                        ID - Intellectual Disability

                        IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

                        IEE - Independent Educational Evaluation

                        IEP - Individualized Education Program

                        IFSP - Individual Family Service Plan

                        IHT - In-Home Training

                        ISS - In-School Suspension

                        ITP - Individual Transition Plan

                        JJAEP - Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Pro-gram

                        LD - Learning Disability

                        LEA - Local Education Agency

                        LEP - Limited English Proficient

                        LPAC - Language Proficiency Assessment Committee

                        LRE - Least Restrictive Environment

                        LSSP - Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

                        MD - Multiple Disabilities

                        MDR - Manifest Determination Review

                        NCEC - Non-Categorical Early Childhood

                        NCLB - No Child Left Behind

                        OCR - Office of Civil Rights

                        OHI - Other Health Impairment

                        OI - Orthopedically Impairment

                        O&M - Orientation & Mobility

                        OSEP - Office of Special Education Programs

                        OSERS - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

                        OT - Occupational Therapy

                        PBS - Positive Behavioral Supports

                        PBMAS - Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis

                        PEIMS - Public Education Information Management System

                        PDD-NOS - Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified

                        PGP - Personal Graduation Plan

                        PLAAFP - Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance

                        PPCD - Preschool Program for Children with Disabilite

                        PT - Physical Therapy

                        REED - Review of Existing Evaluation Data

                        RDSPD - Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

                        RPTE - Reading Proficiency Test in English

                        RTI - Response to Intervention

                       SAPP - School Age Parenting Program

                       SEAS - Special Education Automation Software

                       SHARS - School Health and Related Services

                       SI - Speech Impairment

                       SITP - Student Intervention Team Planning

                       SLD - Specific Learning Disability

                       SSI - Student Success Initiative

                       STAAR - State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness

                       TAC - Texas Administrative Code

                       TEA - Texas Education Agency

                       TEC - Texas Education Code

                       TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury

                       TBSI - Texas Behavior Support Initiative

                       TEA - Texas Education Agency

                       TEAMS - Teaching for Emotional, Academic and Motivational Success

                       TEC - Texas Education Code

                       TEKS - Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

                       TELPAS - Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment Summary

                       TSBVI - Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

                       TYC - Texas Youth Commission

                       VAC - Vocational Adjustment Coordinator/Class

                       VB-MAPP - Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program

                       VI - Visual Impairment