• Special Education Acronyms

    504Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
    ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act
    ADRAlternative Dispute Resolution
    ALJAdministrative Law Judge
    ATAssistive Technology
    CACCommunity Advisory Committee on Special Education
    CASECommunity Alliance for Special Education
    CCSCalifornia Children’s Services
    CDECalifornia Department of Education
    CDCCalifornia Diagnostic Centers
    CAHSEECalifornia High School Exit Exam
    DISDesignated Instruction and Services
    DOEU.S. Department of Education
    DORDepartment of Rehabilitation
    DREDFDisability Rights Education and Defense Fund
    FAPEFree and Appropriate Public Education
    FERPAFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act
    IDEAIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act
    IEEIndependent Educational Evaluation
    IEPIndividualized Educational Program
    IFSPIndividualized Family Service Plan
    IPPIndividual Program Plan (Regional Center)
    LEALocal Education Agency
    LRELeast Restrictive Environment
    NCLBNo Child Left Behind
    OAHOffice of Administrative Hearings
    OCRU.S. Office for Civil Rights
    OEOOffice of Equal Opportunity / CDE
    OSEPU.S. Office of Special Education Programs / DOE
    OSERSU.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Programs
    OT/PTOccupational Therapy/Physical Therapy
    PAIProtection and Advocacy, Inc.
    PSRSProcedural Safeguards and Referral Services / CDE
    PTIParent Training and Information Center
    PWNPrior Written Notice
    RSPResource Specialist Program
    SDCSpecial Day Class
    SELPASpecial Education Local Plan Area
    SERR“Special Education Rights and Responsibilities” book
    SLPSpeech Language Pathologist
    SPEDSpecial Education