General and Special Education Acronyms

  • General and Special Education Acronyms:

    AAC Alternative Augmentative Communication      FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education PBIS Positive Behavioral Support
    ACCES-VR Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (formerly VESID) FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder 
    ADA/504 Americans with Disabilities Act FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment PLEP Present Levels of Educational Performance
    ADD/ADHD Attention Deficit/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act PLA/SURR Persistently Lowest Achieving/Schools Under Registration Review
    ADLs Activities of Daily Living FOIA Freedom of Information Act PT Physical Therapy
    AFO Ankle Foot Orthosis FR Focused Review QIP Quality Improvement Process
    AIS Academic Intervention Services GE General Education RS Related Services
    AM Amendment GT Gifted and Talented RR Resource Room
    APE Adaptive Physical Education HI Hearing Impaired RTI Response to Intervention
    ASL American Sign Language IAES Interim Alternative Educational Setting RTTT Race to the Top
    AR Annual Review ICT Integrated Co-Teaching § Section (as in §300.7 in IDEA)
    AT Assistive Technology ID Intellectual Disability


    AU Autism IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act QIP Quality Improvement Process
    BD Behavioral Disorder IEP Individualized Education Plan SAS Supplementary Aids and Services
    BIP Behavioral Intervention Plan IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan SB Spina Bifida
    BOCES Board of Cooperative Educational Services IHO Impartial Hearing Officer SC Self Contained
    CA Chronological Age IR Initial Referral SC Service Coordinator
    CAP Corrective Action Plan LD Learning Disability SE Special Education
    CAPD Central Auditory Processing Disorder LEA Local Education Agency SED State Education Department
    CD Conduct Disorder LEP Limited English Proficiency SEPAC Special Education Parent Advisory Committee
    CF Cystic Fibrosis LOTE Language Other Than English SEQA Special Education Quality Assurance
    CFR Code of Federal Regulations LRE Least Restrictive Environment SES Student Exit Summary
    CM Case Manager MD Muscular Dystrophy SES Supplemental Educational Services
    CP Cerebral Palsy MDR/MRT Manifestation Determination Review/Team SESIS Special Education School Improvement Specialists (formerly SETRC)
    CPSE Committee on Preschool Special Education MH Multiple Handicaps                                      SI Speech Impairment
    CSE Committee on Special Education MSC Medicaid Case Manger SINI Schools in Need of Improvement
    CT Consultant Teacher NCLB No Child Left Behind SIR Student Intervention Record (District document that records RtI [Response to Intervention] data)
    DB Deaf-Blind NLD Non-verbal Learning Disorder  S/LT Speech/Language Therapy
    DD Developmental Disabilities NYSAA New York State Alternate Assessment SSP Supplementary Support Personnel
    DS Down Syndrome NYSABE New York State Association for Bilingual Education SST Support Service Teams
    DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders NYSED New York State Education Department Sub-CSE Sub-Committee on Special Education
    ED Emotional Disturbance OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder SWD Student with a Disability
    Ed.L. Education Law OCR Office of Civil Rights TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
    EDGAR Education Dept. General Administrative Regulations ODD Oppositional Defiance Disorder TDD Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf
    EI Early Intervention OHI Other Health Impairment TLSO Thoracic-Lumbo-Sacral-Orthosis
    ELL English Language Learner OI Orthopedic Impairment TS Tourette Syndrome
    EP Emergency Placement O & M Orientation & Mobility TTy Teletypewriter (phone system for individuals with deafness)
    ESL English as a Second Language OT Occupational Therapy VI Visual Impairment
    ESY Extended School Year Part 200 NYS Special Education Regulations


    Part 201 NYS Special Education Regulations pursuant to disciplinary procedures for students with disabilities