Disability and Special Education Acroynyms

AAC- Alternative Augumentative Communication.

ABA-Applied Behavioral Analysis

ADA- Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD/ADHD- Attention Deficit /Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADL- Activity of Daily Living

APE- Adaptive Physical Education

ASD- Autism Spectrum Disorders

AT- Assistive Technology

CC- Closed Captioning

CCSS- Common Core State Standards

CI- Community Inclusion

COTA- Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

CP-Cerebral Palsy

CPR- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

DD- Developmental Delay/ Developmental Disabilities

DD Act- Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.

DSM- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

ED- Emotionally Disturbance

EI- Early Intervention

ESY- Extended School Year

FAPE-Free Appropriate Public Education

FBA-Functional Behavioral Assessment

FERPA- Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

HIPAA- Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act

ICF-Immediate Care Facility

ID- Intellectual Disability

IPP- Individual Program Plan

ISP- Individualized Service Plan

IEP- Individualized Education Program

LRE- Least Restrict Environment

MD- Muscular Dystrophy

NCLB- No Child Behind Act  (Elementary and Secondary Education Act)

OCD- Obsessive Compulsive Behavior

ODD- Oppositional Defiant Disorder

OT- Occupational Therapy

PBS_ Positive Behavior Support

PDD- Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PCP- Person Centered Planning

PECS- Picture Exchange Communication System

PT- Physical Therapy

QA- Quality Assurance

QIDD-Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional

SI- Sensory Integration

SLP- Speech and Language Pathologist

TBI-Traumatic Brain Injury

TTY/Teletypewriter (phone system for the hearing impaired)

VR- Vocational Rehabilitation

504- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

 

Updated August 9, 2016

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