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Glossary of Acronyms

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AFDC – Aid to Families with Dependent Children

ALC – Alternative Learning Center

ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder

AYP – Adequate Yearly Progress

BD – Behavior Disordered

BIP – Behavior Intervention Plan

CAPD – Central Auditory Processing Disorder

DD – Developmental Disability

DESE – Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

DMH – Department of Mental Health

DS – Down Syndrome

DSM-V-R – Diagnostic & Statistical manual of Mental Disorders 5th Rev.

DVR – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

ECSE – Early Childhood Special Education

ED – Emotional Disturbance

ESEA -Elementary and Secondary Education Act

ESL – English as a Second Language

ESY – Extended School Year

FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education

FBA – Functional Behavior Assessment

FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

GAF – Global Assessment of Functioning

HI -Hearing Impairment

HQT -Highly Qualified Teacher

ICF -Intermediate Care Facility

ID – Intellectual Disability

IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEE – Independent Education Evaluation

IEP – Individual Education Plan

IFSP – Individualized Family Service Plan

IQ – Intelligence Quotient

LEA – Local Educational Agency

LRE – Least Restrictive Environment

MD – Multiple Disabilities

NCLB – No child Left Behind

OCR – Office of Civil Rights

OHI – Other Health Impairment

OI – Orthopedic Impairment

OT – Occupational Therapist

PBSP – Positive Behavior Support Plan

PCP – Person Centered Plan

POS – Purchase of Service

PT – Physical Therapist

RBP – Research-Based Practices

RFP – Request for Proposal

SEA – State Educational Agency

SI – Sensory Integration

SLD – Specific Learning Disability

SLP – Speech/Language Pathologist

SSA – Social Security Act or Administration

SSDI – Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI – Supplemental Security Income

TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury

VI – Visual Impairment

VR – Vocational Rehabilitation

WEC – Work Experience Coordinator

YCDD – Young Child with a Developmental Delay

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