Family Resource Center

at Community Gatepath

Serving San Mateo County

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Acronym List

ABA Applied Behavior Analysis

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

APE Adapted Physical Education

ASL American Sign Language

BD Behavior Disorder

BIP Behavioral Intervention Plan

CAT6 California Achievement Test 6

CP Cerebral Palsy

DB Deaf/Blind

DD Developmental Disability

DIS Designated Instruction and Services

ED Emotionally Disturbed

ELL English Language Learner (previously ESL)

ESY Extended School Year

FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education

FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment

HI Hearing Impaired

HOH Hard of Hearing

ID Intellectual Disability (to replace MR)

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004

IEE Independent Educational Evaluation

IEP Individualized Education Program

IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan

ITP Individual Transition Plan

LD Learning Disability

LEA Local Education Agency

LEP Limited English Proficient

LRE Least Restrictive Environment

MD Multiple Disabilities

MDT Multi-Disciplinary Team

MH Multiple Handicapped

MR Mental Retardation (Soon to be replaced by ID)

MS Multiple Sclerorsis

NCLB No Child Left Behind

NPA Nonpublic Agency

NPS Nonpublic School (private)

OAH Office of Administrative Hearings

OCR Office of Civil Rights

OCS On-Campus Suspension

OHI Other Health Impaired

OI Orthopedically Impaired

OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

OSEP Office of Special Education Programs

OT Occupational Therapy

PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PT Physical Therapy

PTI Parent Training and Information Center

PWN Prior Written Notice

RSP Resource Specialist Program

RTI Response to Intervention

SEA State Education Agency

SCC Self-contained Classroom

SDC Special Day Class

SDE State Department of Education

SELPA Special Education Local Plan Area

SH Severely Handicapped

SLD Specific Learning Disability

SLI Speech/Language Impaired

SLP Speech Language Pathologist

SST Student Study Team

STAR California’s Standard Testing and Reporting

TBI Traumatic Brain Injury

VI Visually Impaired


RESOURCES
pdf Special Education Acronyms