Special Education Acronyms

A

B

  • BAC
    Behavior Adjustment Class
  • BASC
    Behavior Rating Scale for Children
  • BASI
    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
  • BIAU
    Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
  • BIP
    Behavior Intervention Plan
  • BLS
    Basic Life Support
  • BMP
    Behavior Management Plan

C

  • CHINS
    Children in Need of Services
  • CHIP
    Children's 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 
  • CRT
    Criteria Referenced Test
  • CSA
    Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • CSE
    Case Study Evaluation
  • CSPD
    Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
  • CSR
    Comprehensive School Reform
  • CSS
    Carson Smith Scholarship 
    Community Support Services
  • CTE
    Career and Technical Education
  • CTT
    Community Transition Team

D

  • 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
    Developmental Delay
    Developmental Disability
  • DDC
    Developmental Disabilities Council
  • DDD
    Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • DDS
    Disability Determination Services
  • DEC
    Division for Early Childhood
  • DEOA
    Department of Education Organization Act
  • DHHAP
    Deaf and Hard of Hearing Assessment Program
  • DHHS
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • DHS
    Department of Human Services
  • DI
    Direct Instruction
  • DIBELS
    Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills

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 
  • EHA
    Education of the Handicapped Act
  • EI
    Early Intervention
  • EI/ECSE
    Early Intervention/Early Childhood 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

F

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

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

H

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

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 Service 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
  • ISS
    In-School Suspension
  • ITH
    Intensive Training Home
  • ITIP
    Instructional Theory Into Practice
  • ITP
    Individual Transition Plan

J

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

L

  • LA
    Language Arts
  • LCPD
    Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities
  • LD
    Learning Disorder 
    Learning Disabled
  • LDA
    Learning Disabilities Association of America
  • LEA
    Local Education Agency
  • LEAD
    Local Education Agency Directors
  • LEDS
    Law Enforcment Data System
  • LEP
    Limited English Proficient
  • LICC
    Local Interagency Coordinating Council
  • LINCS
    Liaison for Individuals Needing Coordinated Services
  • LoF
    Letter of Finding 
  • 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

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
  • MRDD
    Mentally Retarded Developmentally Disabled
  • MSDD
    Multisystem Development Disorder
  • MSRTS
    Migrant Student Record Transfer System
  • MST
    Multi-Systematic Therapy

N

  • NABE
    National Association for Bilingual Education
  • NAEP
    National Assessment of Educational Progress
  • NAESP
    National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • NAMI
    National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • NARC
    National Association for Retarded Citizens 
  • 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
  • NCSC
    National Center and State Collaborative
  • NDT
    Neurodevelopmental Treatment

O

  • O&A
    Observation and Assessment
  • O&M
    Orientation and Mobility
  • OBEMLA
    Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs
  • OCD
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • OCR
    Office of Civil Rights
  • ODAS
    Occupational 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

P

  • PEATC
    Parent Education Advocacy Training Center
  • PECS
    Picture Exchange Communication System
  • PEIMS
    Public Education Information Management System
  • PERS
    Public Employees Retirement System
  • PET
    Pupil Evaluation Team
  • PIC
    Private Industry Council
  • PT
    Physical Therapy

R

S

  • SARS
    Services for At-Risk Students
  • SAS
    Supplementary Aids and Services
  • SAT
    Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • SB
    Spinal Bifida
  • 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
    State 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
  • SHOCA
    Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program
  • 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
  • SPDG
    State Personnel Development Grant
  • SPI
    School Program Improvement
  • SPLD
    Semantic 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

T

U

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

W

  • WQC
    Workplace Quality Council
  • WRAP
    Wraparound Program
  • WRRC
    Western Regional Resource Center

Y

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