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A

  • AA-AAS - Alternative Assessment based on Alternate Achievement Standards
  • AAD - Adaptive Assistive Devices
  • AASA - American Association of School Administrators
  • AAT - Advanced Academic Training
  • ABA - Applied Behavioral Analysis; American Bar Association
  • ABAS II - Adaptive Behavior System, 2nd edition (test)
  • ABD - Antisocial Behavior Disorders
  • ABE - Adult Basic Education
  • ABS - Adaptive Behavior Scale
  • ACCH - Association for the Care of Children's Health
  • ACRES - American Council of Rural Special Education
  • ACROS - Automated Cross Referencing Occupational System
  • ACT - American College Test
  • AD - Attachment Disorder 
  • ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)
  • ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association
  • ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • ADL - Activities of Daily Living
  • ADR - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • AE - Age Equivalent
  • AEP - Alternative Education Placement
  • AERA - American Educational Research Association
  • AFB - American Foundation for the Blind
  • AFDC - Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • AFS - Adult and Family Services
  • AFT - American Federation of the Blind
  • AG - Annual Goal
  • AGO - American Attorney General's Office
  • AHSD - Adult High School Diploma
  • AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • AIT - Agency for Instructional Technology
  • ALO - Alternative Learning Options
  • ALS - Alternative Language Services
  • AMA - American Medical Association
  • AMI - Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • AMLS - Alternative Middle Level Schools
  • AMD - Alternative Mobility Device
  • AP - Advanced Placement
  • APD - Auditory Processing Disorder
  • APE - Adapted Physical Education
  • APPE - Average Per Pupil Expenditure
  • APR - Annual Performance Report
  • APS - Association for Persons in Supported Employment
  • APTD - Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled
  • ARC - Association of Retarded Citizens
  • ARD - Admission, Review and Dismissal
  • ARL - Alternative Routes to Licensure
  • AS - Asperger's Syndrome or Autism Spectrum
  • ASC - Advanced Study Center
  • ASCD - Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ASDO - Alternative Service Delivery Options
  • ASHA - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • ASL - Sign Language
  • AT - Assistive Technology
  • ATC - Area Technical Center; Alternative Teacher Certification
  • AU - Autistic
  • AUT - Autism
  • AYP - Adequate Yearly Progress

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B

  • BAC - Behavior Adjustment Class
  • BASC - Behavior Rating Scale for Children (test)
  • BASIS - Basic Adult Skills Inventory
  • BD - Behavior Disorder
  • BDS - Bureau of Developmental Services
  • BEP - Behavioral Education Plan
  • BEST - Behavioral and Educational Strategies for Teachers
  • BETAC - Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Centers
  • BI - Brain Injury
  • BIA - Bureau of Indian Affairs (under Department of the Interior)
  • BIAU - Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
  • BIL - Bilingual
  • BIP - Behavior Intervention Plan
  • BLS - Basic Life Support
  • BMP - Behavior Management Plan

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C

  • CA - Chronological Age (a person's actual age, usually stated by year and month)
  • CAI - Computer Assisted Instruction
  • CAP - Corrective Action Plan; Client Assistance Program; Central Auditory Processing
  • CAPD - Central Auditory Processing Disorder
  • CARF - Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation
  • CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • CASE - Council of Administrators of Special Education
  • CAT - Committee on Accessible Transportation; Computerized Adaptive Test
  • CBA - Curriculum Based Assessment
  • CBRF - Community-Based Residential Facility
  • CBM - Curriculum-Based Measurement
  • CC - Cross Categorical
  • CCC - Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • CCPD - Coordinating Council for People with Disabilities
  • CD - Communication Disorder
  • CDF - Children's Defense Fund
  • CDRC - Child Development and Rehabilitation Center
  • CDS - Communication Disorder Specialist; Child Development Specialist
  • CEC - Council for Exceptional Children
  • CELF - Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, 4th edition
  • CF - Cystic Fibrosis
  • CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
  • CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • CHI - Closed Brain Injury
  • CHINS - Children in Need of Services (RSA 169-D)
  • CHIP - Child Health Insurance Program
  • CIMP - Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process
  • CIL - Center for Independent Living
  • CLAS - Culturally Linguistic Appropriate Services
  • CLD Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
  • CMHC - Community Mental Health Centers
  • CNP - Child Nutrition Programs
  • CNS - Central Nervous System
  • COE - Certificate of Eligibility
  • COTA - Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • CP - Cerebral Palsy
  • CPPC - Cooperative Personnel Planning Council
  • CPSE - Committee on Preschool Special Education
  • CRI - California Research Institute (San Francisco State University)
  • CRT - Criterion Referenced Test
  • CSA - Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • CSE - Case Study Evaluation
  • CSPD - Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
  • CSR - Comprehensive School Reform
  • CSS - Community Support Services
  • CTE - Career and Technology Education
  • CTT - Community Transition Team

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D

  • D - Deaf
  • DAP - Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • DARTS - Daily and Residential Treatment Center
  • DB - Deaf-Blind; Deaf-Blindness
  • DCD - Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • DCFS - Division of Child and Family Services
  • DD - Deelopmental Delay (applies to children from birth through age 9)
  • DD - Developmental Disability (applies to all ages)
  • DDC - Developmental Disabilities Coucil
  • DDD - Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • DDS - Disability Determination Services
  • DEC - Division of Early Childhood (of CEC)
  • DEOA - Department of Education Organization Act
  • DH - Department of Health
  • DHHAP - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Assessing Program
  • DHHS - Department of Health and Human Services
  • DHS - Department of Human Services
  • DI - Direct Instruction
  • DIBELS - Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy (test) (screener)
  • DLM - Dynamic Learning Map
  • DOE - Department of Education
  • DOH - Department of Health
  • DON - Determination of Need
  • DPHO - Due Process Hearing Officer
  • DREDF - Disabilities Rights Education and Defense Fund
  • DS - Down Syndrome; Direct Service
  • DRS - Division of Rehabilitation Services
  • DSDHH - Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • DSM-IV - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition
  • DSBVI - Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Services
  • DSPD - Department of Servies for People with Disabilties
  • DVR - Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • DWS - Department of Workforce Services
  • DYC - Division of Youth Corrections
  • DYDS - Department of Youth Development

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E

  • EBD - Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • EC - Early Childhood; Exceptional Children
  • ECE - Early Childhood Education
  • ECI - Early Childhood Intervention
  • ED - Emotional Disturbance
  • EDGAR - Education Department General Administration Regulations
  • EE - Essential Elements
  • EFIG - Education Finance Incentive Grants (Title 1, Part A)
  • EHA - Education of the Handicapped Act (1975)
  • EI - Early Interventional
  • EI/ECSE - Early Intervention/Early Childhoood Special Education
  • EIP - Early Intervention Program
  • EIPA - Educational Interpreter Proficiency Assessment
  • EIN - Early Intervention Network
  • EIS - Early Intervening Services
  • ELL - English Language Learners
  • EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • EMT - Emergency Medical Technician
  • EPSDT - Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • ERIC - Educational Research Information Clearinghouse
  • ESC - Educational Service Center
  • ESE - Exceptional Student Education
  • ESEA - Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  • ESL - English as a Second Language
  • ESY - Extended School Year
  • ETP - Effective Teaching Practices 

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F

  • FACT - Families, Agencies and Communities Together
  • FAIP - Functional Assessment and Intervention Program
  • FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education; Families and Advocates Partnership for Education
  • FAS - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • FBA - Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • FC - Facilitated Communication; Foster Care
  • FDAB - Fair Dismissal Appeals Board
  • FEOG - Fuly Educational Opportunity Goal
  • FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • FFY - Federal Fiscal Year
  • FiCAM - Fiscal Compliance, Accountability, and Monitoring
  • FIPSA - Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
  • FLSA - Fair Labor Standards Act
  • FMLA - Family Medical Leave Act
  • FOIA - Freedom of Information Act
  • FSD - Flexible Service Delivery Model
  • FTE - Full-Time Equivalent
  • FY - Fiscal Year 

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G

  • GAO - Government Accounting Office
  • GAPS - Guardianship, Advocacy, and Protective Services
  • GE - General Education
  • GEPA - General Education Provisions Act
  • GSEG - General Supervision Enhancement Grant
  • GT - Gifted and Talented 

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H

  • HCFA - Health Care Financing Administration
  • HEAT - Home Energy Assistance Target Progrom
  • HI - Hearing Impaired
  • HO - Hearing Officer
  • HOH - Hard of Hearing
  • HOTS - Higher-Order Thinking Skills
  • HS - Head Start; High School
  • HSC - High School Completion 

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I

  • IAES - Interim Alternative Educational Setting
  • IASA - Improving America's Schools Act
  • ICC - Interagency Coordinating Council
  • ICD - International Code of Diseases
  • ICDP - Individual Career Development Plans
  • ICF - Intermediate Care Facility
  • ICFMR - Intermediate Care Facility for Mental Retardation
  • ID - Intellectual Disability
  • IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • IDELR - Individuals with Disabilities Education Law Report
  • IED - Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • IEE - Independent Education Evaluation
  • IEP - Individualized Education Program
  • IEPC - Individualized Educational Planning Committee
  • IEU - Intermediate Educational Unit
  • IFA - Individualized Functional Assessment
  • IFSP - Individual Family ervice Plan
  • IHCP - Individualized Health Care Plan
  • IHE - Institution of Higher Education
  • IHP - Individual Habilitation Plan
  • ILC - Independent Living Center
  • ILP - Independent Living Plan
  • ILT - Instructional Leadership Training
  • IMC - Instructional Materials Center
  • IML - Instructional Materials Laboratory
  • IPE - Individual Plan for Employment
  • IPL - Initial Program Load
  • IPP - Individual Program Plan
  • IQ - Intellectual Quotient
  • ISP - Individualized Service Plan (for Private and Home-Schooled Students)
  • ISS - In-School Suspention
  • ITH - Intensive Training Home
  • ITIP - Instruction Theory Into Practice
  • ITP - Individual Transition Plan (similiar to IEP)

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J

  • JDRP - Joint Dissemination Review Panel
  • JJAE - Juvenile Justice Alternative Education
  • JOBS - Job Opportunities and Basic Skills
  • JTPA Job Training Partnership Act 

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L

  • LA - Language Arts
  • LCPD - Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities
  • LD - Learning Disorder; Learning Disabled
  • LDA Learning Disabilities Assocation of America
  • LEA - Local Education Agency
  • LEAD - Local Education Agency Directors
  • LEDS - Law Enforcment Data System
  • LEP - Limited English Proficient
  • LICC - Local Interagency Coordinator Council
  • LIFE - Living In Functional Environment
  • LINCS - Liaison for Individuals Needing Coordinated Services
  • LoF - Letter of Finding issued by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
  • LPTA - Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
  • LRBI - Least Restrictive Behavioral Interventions
  • LRE - Least Restrictive Environment
  • LSSP - Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
  • LTCF - Long-Term Care Facility
  • LTCT - Long-Term Care and Treatment

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M

  • MA - Mental Age
  • MBD - Minimal Brain Dysfunction
  • MBO - Management by Objective
  • MD - Multiple Disabilities; Manifestation Determination
  • MDC - Multi-Disciplinary Conference
  • MDE - Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation
  • MDT - Multi-Disciplinary Team; Manifest Determination Team
  • M/ED - Mental or Emotional Disturbance
  • MEP - Migrant Education Program
  • MESA - Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement
  • MESC - Migrant Education Service Center
  • MFCU - Medically Fragile Children's Unit
  • MH - Mental Health; Medically Handicapped
  • MHM - Multi-Handicap Mainstream
  • MHMR - Mental Health Mental Retardation
  • MI - Multi Intelligences
  • MIS - Management Information Systems
  • MM - Mild Moderate
  • MMS - Mastery Management System
  • MPRRC - Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center
  • MR - Mentally Retarded; Mental Retardation
  • MR/DD - Mentally Retarden and Mentally or Emotionally Disturbed (sometimes referred to as Dual Diagnosis)
  • MSDD - Multisystem Development Disorder
  • MSRRC - Mid-South Regional Resource Center
  • MSRTS - Migrant Student Record Transfer System
  • MST - Multi-Systematic Therapy

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N

  • NABE - National Association for Bilingual Education
  • NAEP - National Assessment of Educational Progress
  • NAESP - National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • NAMI - National Association for the Mentally Ill
  • NARC - National Association for Retarded Citizens (now known as "The Arc") 
  • NASBE - National Association of State Boards of Education
  • NASDSE - National Association of State Directors of Special Education
  • NASDTEC - National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
  • NASP - National Association of School Psychologists
  • NASSP - National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • NCES - National Center for Education Statistics
  • NCLB/NCLBA - No Child Left Behind Act
  • NCS - National Center and State Collaborative
  • NDT - Neurodevelopmental Treatment
  • NEA - National Education Association
  • NECTAS - National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Systems
  • NERRC - North-East Regional Resource Center
  • NGA - National Governors Association
  • NHIA - National Head Injury Association
  • NICHCY - National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
  • NICHY - National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
  • NIMAC - National Instructional Materials Access Center
  • NIMAS - National Instructional Materials Standard
  • NPRM - Notice of Proposed Rule Making
  • NTR - Norm Referenced Test
  • NSBA - National School Boards Association
  • NUCC - Northern Utah Curriculum Consortium
  • NWREL - Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory 

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O

  • O&A - Observation and Assessment
  • O&M - Orientation and Mobility
  • OBEMLA Offic of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs
  • OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • OCR - Office of Civil Rights
  • OD - Oppositional Defiant
  • ODAS - Occupaitional Data Analysis System
  • ODD - Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • OE - Open Entries
  • OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • OH - Orthopedically Handicapped
  • OHI - Other Health Impairment
  • OI - Orthopedically Impaired
  • OSEP - Office of Special Education Programs
  • OSERS - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services
  • OT - Occupational Therapy
  • OT/PT - Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy

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P

  • P&A - Protection and Advocacy
  • PACER - Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights
  • PALS - Peer-Assisted Learning System
  • PAVE - Parents Advocating for Vocational Education
  • PCA - Personal Care Attendant
  • PDAS - Professional Development and Appraisal System
  • PDD - Pervasive Development Disorder
  • PDD-NOS - Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified
  • PDR - Physician's Desk Reference
  • PEATC - Parent Education Advocacy Training Center
  • PECS - Picture Exchange Communication System
  • PEIMS - Public Education Information Management System
  • PED - Present Education Level
  • PERS - Public Employees Retirement System
  • PET - Pupil Evaluation Team
  • PIC - Private Industry Council
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  • PT - Physical Therapy 

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R

  • RFP - Request for Proposal
  • RTI - Response to Intervention 

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S

  • SARS - Services for At Risk Students
  • SAS - Supplementary Aids and Services
  • SAT - Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • SB - Spinal Bifida
  • SBE, SBOE - State Board of Education
  • SBR - Scientifically-Based Research
  • SBS - School-wide Behavioral Supports
  • SC - Service Coordinator
  • SD - School District
  • SDA - Special Delivery Area
  • SDC - Special Day Class
  • SDE - Self-Directed Employment
  • SE - Special Education
  • SEA - Special Education Agency
  • SEAC - Special Education Advisory Committee
  • SECC - Special Education Child Count
  • SED - Serious Emotional Disturbance
  • SEMS - Special Education Management System
  • SENCO - Special Education Needs Coordinator
  • SENG - Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted
  • SHOCAP - Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Plan
  • SI - Sensory Integration; Speech Impediment
  • SIB - Self-Injurious Behavior
  • SICC - State Interagency Coordinating Council
  • SID - Sensory Integration Dysfunction
  • SIG - State Improvement Grant
  • SIGNAL - State Improvement Grant: Network and Alliances for Learning
  • SILP - Semi-Independent Living Program
  • SIP - State Implementation Plan
  • SIPT - Sensory Integration and Praxis Test
  • SIS - Student Information System
  • SLC - Structured Learning Center
  • SLCC - Salt Lake Community College
  • SLD - Specific Learning Disability
  • SLI - Speech-Language Impairment
  • SLP - Speech-Language Pathologist
  • SLR - State Liaison Representative
  • SLT - Speech-Language Technician
  • SNF - Skilled Nursing Facility
  • SOP - State-Operated Program
  • SPD - Severe Profound Disability
  • SPI - School Program Improvement
  • SPLD - Sematic Pragmatic Language Disorder
  • SPOA - Specific Power of Attorney
  • SPP - State Performance Plan
  • SRC - State Rehabilitation Council
  • SSA - Social Security Administration
  • SSBD - Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorder
  • SSCD - Students with Significant Cognitive Disorder
  • SSDI - Social Security Disability Income
  • SSI - Supplemental Security Income
  • SSP - Supplemental Service Providers
  • SST - Student Study Team
  • STO - Short-Term Objective
  • SWP - School-wide Program

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T

  • TA - Technical Assistant; Teacher Advisor
  • TAG - Talented and Gifted
  • TAP - Targeted Assistance Program
  • TASH - The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps
  • TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury
  • TDD - Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf
  • TEACCH - Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children
  • TEAMS - Telecommunications Education for Advances in Mathematics and Science
  • TESOL - Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • TIP - Teacher Improvement Process
  • TLC - Therapeutic Learning Center
  • TMH - Trainable Mentally Handicapped
  • TMR - Trainable Mentally Retarded
  • TPP - Transition Planning Process
  • TS - Tourette Syndrome
  • TSS - Therapeutic Support Staff
  • TTY - Teletypewriter (phone system for the deaf-see TDD)
  • T-TA - Training and Technical Assistance
  • TWWIIAA - Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act

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U

  • UAA - Utah Alternate Assessment
  • UAF - University Affiliated Facility
  • UAID - Utah Association for Intellectual Disabilities
  • UAPSE - Utah Association for Persons with Supported Employment
  • UBSC - Utah Basic Skills Competency Test
  • UCA - Utah Consolidated Application
  • UCAT - Utah Center for Assistive Technology; Utah College of Applied Technology
  • UCE - University Centers for Excellence
  • UCP - United Cerebral Palsy
  • UDDC - Utah Developmental Disabilities Council
  • UEA - Utah Education Association
  • UEN - Utah Education Network
  • UPASS - Utah Performance Assessment Systems for Students
  • UPC - Utah Parent Center
  • UPDC - Utah Personnel Development Center
  • UPIPS - Utah Program Improvement Planning System
  • USBE - Utah State Board of Education
  • USC - United States Code
  • USCCR - United States Commission on Civil Rights
  • USDB - Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
  • USDC - Utah State Developmental Center (formerly USTS - Utah State Training School); United States Department of Commerce
  • USDE - Utah States Department of Education
  • USDL - United States Department of Labor
  • USEAP - Utah Special Education Advisory Panel
  • USIMAC - Utah State Materials Access Center
  • USOE - Utah State Office of Education
  • USOR - Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
  • UTREx - Utah eTranscript and Record Exchange

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V

  • VAC - Vocational Adjustment Counselor; Vocational Adjustment Class
  • VCD - Volitional Conduct Disorder
  • VEDS - Vocational Education Data Systems
  • VI - Visual Impairment
  • VIPP - Violence and Injury Prevention Program
  • VIQ - Visual Intellectual Quotient
  • Voc Ed - Vocational Education
  • VR - Vocational Rehabilitation
  • VRD - Vocational Rehabilitation Division
  • VSA - Very Special Arts

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W

  • WAC - Work Activities Center
  • WIC - Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program
  • WOD - Written Output Disorder
  • WQC - Workplace Quality Council
  • WRAP - Wraparound Program
  • WRRC - Western Regional Resource Center

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Y

  • YIC - Youth in Custody
  • YRE - Year-Round Education
  • YTP - Youth Transition Program 

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