Special Education Acronyms

ADA              Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD              Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD           Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

ADL               Activities for Daily Living

MS                 Academic Intervention Services

APE               Adaptive Physical Education

APR              Annual Performance Report (State report on SPP performance)

AT                 Assistive Technology

AYP              Adequate Yearly Progress

BIP               Behavioral Intervention Plan

BOCES        Board of Cooperative Educational Services

BOE             Board of Education

CP                Cerebral Palsy

CPSE           Committee on Preschool Special Education

CSE              Committee on Special Education

CTE             Career and Technical Education

DOH            Department of Health

ECDC          Early Childhood Direction Center

ED               Emotional Disturbance

El                 Early Intervention (Program)

ELA             English Language Arts

ELL             English Language Learner

EMSC          NYS Ed. Department’s Office of Elementary, Middle, Secondary & Continuing Ed.

ESL              English as a Second Language

FAPE           Free Appropriate Public Education

FBA              Functional Behavioral Assessment

FERPA         Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

GED              General Equivalency Diploma

IDEA            Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IDEIA          Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (December 2004)

lEE                Independent Education Evaluation

IEP               Individualized Education Program

IESP             Individualized Education Services Program

IQ                  Intelligence Quotient

LD                  Learning Disability

LEA               Local Educational Agency

LOTE            Language Other Than English

LRE               Least Restrictive Environment

MAPS            Management, Academic, Physical, Social (4 required areas in PLPs)

MR                 Mentally Retarded

MD                 Multiple Disabilities

NCLB            No Child Left Behind Act, 2002

NYSAA         New York State Alternative Assessment

NYSED         New York State Education Department

OHI               Other Health Impairment

OMH             Office of Mental Health

OMRDD       Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

OT                 Occupational Therapy

PDD              Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDD-NOS   Pervasive Developmental Disorder — not otherwise specified

PINS            Person In Need of Supervision

PPS               Pupil Personnel Service Team

PT                  Physical Therapy

P.L.94-142 The Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975

PLP                Present Level of Performance (also PLEP or PLOP)

Pre-K             Pre-Kindergarten

RCT                Regents Competency Test

RTI                Response to Intervention

SED                State Education Department

SEIT              Special Education Itinerant Teacher

SETRC          Special Education Training and Resource Centers

SEQA             Special Education Quality Assurance Unit, VESID, SED

SIRS              Student Information Repository System

SLP                Speech Language Pathologist

SRO               State Review Officer

SSI                 Supplemental Security Income

SWD              Student with a Disability

TBI                Traumatic Brain Injury

VESID           Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities








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