• Including but not limited to...

    ABA Applied Behavioral Therapy 

    ABC Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence 

    ADA Americans with Disabilities Act 

    ADD Attention Deficit Disorder 

    ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

    APD Auditory Processing Disorder 

    ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder 

    ASL American Sign Language 


    AT Assistive Technology 



    BIP Behavior Intervention Plan 


    CAPD Central Auditory Processing Disorder 


    CBA Curriculum Based Assessment 

    CCSS Common Core State Standards 

    CD Communication Disorder 

    CF Cystic Fibrosis 

    CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program 

    CP Cerebral Palsy 


    DB Deaf-Blind 

    DD Developmental Delay 

    DIBELS Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy 

    DS Down Syndrome 


    ED Emotionally Disturbed/Disabled

    EI Early Intervention 

    ESEA Elementary and Secondary School Act 

    ESY Extended School Year 


    FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education 

    FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 

    FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment 


    FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 

    FOIA Freedom of Information Act 


    HI Hearing Impaired 


    IA Instructional Assistant 


    ID Intellectual Disabilities 

    IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 

    IEP Individualized Education Plan  

    IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan 


    LD Learning Disability 

    LEA Local Education Agency 



    MD Muscular Dystrophy 

    MD or MH Multiple Disabilities or Multiple Handicapped 

    MDR Manifestation Determination Review 

    MDT Multidisciplinary Team 


    NCLB No Child Left Behind Act 


    NT Neurotypical 


    OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 

    OCR Office for Civil Rights 

    ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder 

    OHI Other Health Impaired 

    OI Orthopedic Impairment 


    OT Occupational therapy/therapist 


    PALS Peer-Assisted Learning System 

    PBS Positive Behavior Supports 

    PCA Personal Care Attendant 

    PD Physical Disability 

    PDD-NOS Persuasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified 

    PECS Picture Exchange Communication System 

    PLEP/PLOP Present Levels of Educational Performance/Present Levels of Performance 

    PT Physical Therapy or Therapist 




    RS Related Services 

    RTI Response to Intervention 


    SB Spina Bifida 

    Section 504 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act  

    SI Sensory Integration

    SLD Specific Learning Disability 

    SLI Speech/Language Impairment 

    SLP Speech-Language Pathologist 

    SPD Sensory Processing Disorder 


    SSI Supplemental Security Income 



    TBI Traumatic Brain Injury 

    TDD Telecommunication Device for the Deaf 

    TS Tourette Syndrome 


    VI Visual Impairment 

    VR Vocational Rehabilitation