Acronyms for Special Education

A

AAC

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

ACT

on Life Adult Centered Tool

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AEP

Alternative Education Program

AEIS

Academic Excellence Indicator System – Texas State Accountability System

AEPT

Adult Employability Profile Tool

AGC

Access to the General Curriculum

AI

Auditory Impairment

APE

Adaptive Physical Education

ARD

Admission, Review, Dismissal

AT

Assistive Technology

ATD

Assistive Technology Devices

AU

Autism

AYP

Adequate Yearly Progress – Federal Accountability System

B

BB Trails

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services – Long Term Service provider for AU, Mental Health and IDD

BCT

Behavior Consultation Team

BLS

Basic Language Skills

BIP

Behavior Intervention Plan

BSSR

Behavior Supports and Services Referral

C

CAPP

Chemical Abuse Prevention Program

CBI

Community Based Instruction

CBO

Community Based Outing

CMC

Content Mastery Center

CRCG

Community Resource Coordination Groups

CTE

Career and Technical Education

D

DB

Deaf/Blind

DD

Developmentally Delayed

DIAG

Diagnostician

DIBELS

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills

DMM

Decision Making Matrix

DNQ

Did Not Qualify

E

ECI

Early Childhood Intervention

ECO

Early Childhood Outcomes

ELE

Early Learning Environment

EGL

Enrolled Grade Level

ELL

English Language Learner

ESL

English as a Second Language

ESLE

Early Structured Learning Environment

ED

Emotional Disturbance

ESC

Education Service Center

eSPED

Computer-Based IEP in Leander ISD

ESY

Extended School Year

F

FAPE

Free Appropriate Public Education

FBA

Functional Behavioral Assessment

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FIE

Full Individual Evaluation

G

GOALS

Growing Ownership, Awareness, Lifelong Learning, and Social Skills

H

HLS

Home Language Survey

HQ

Highly Qualified

I

IA

Instructional Assistant

IBC

Intensive Behavior Continuum

IC

Integral Care for Austin/Travis County Long Term Service Provider for AU, Mental Health and IDD

ICAP

Individual Community Academic Program

IDD

Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled

IDEA

Individuals w/ Disabilities Education Act

IEE

Independent Educational Evaluation

IEP

Individualized Education Program

IFSP

Individual Family Service Plan

INC

Inclusion

ID

Intellectually Disabled

IQ

Intelligence Quotient

J

JJAEP

Juvenile Justice Alternative Educational Program

L

LD

Learning Disabled

LEIP

Language Enrichment Intervention Program

LEO

Leander Extended Opportunity

LEP

Limited English Proficiency

LL

Learning Lab

LPAC

Language Proficiency Assessment Committee

LRE

Least Restrictive Environment

LSSP

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

LVN

Licensed Vocational Nurse

M

MDR

Manifestation Determination Review

MODs

Modifications to Instruction

N

NCEC

Non-Categorical Early Childhood Disability

NCLB

No Child Left Behind

O

O&M

Orientation and Mobility

OCR

Office of Civil Rights

OHI

Other Health Impairment

OI

Orthopedic Impairment

OSEP

Office of Special Education Programs

OSERS

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

OT

Occupational Therapy/Occupational Therapist

P

PBMAS

Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System

PCP

Person Centered Planning

PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDD-NOS

Pervasive Developmental Disorder not Otherwise Specified

PEIMS

Public Education Informational System

PLAAFP

Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance

PPCD

Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities

PSLP

Preschool Speech and Language Program

PT

Physical Therapy/Physical Therapist

Q

QRI

Qualitative Reading Inventory

R

RDSPD

Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

REED

Review of Existing Evaluation Data

RFB&D

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic

RN

Registered Nurse

RTI

Response to Intervention

S

SBS

Structured Behavior Supports

SCSS

Social Communication Supports and Services

SE

Supported Employment

SELF

Skills for Enhancing Lifelong Fulfillment

SEMS

Special Education Management System

SI

Speech Impairment

SHARS

School Health and Related Services

SLE

Structured Learning Environment

SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

SPIN

Strengths Preferences Interests Needs

SPP

State Performance Plan

SRI

Scholastic Reading Inventory

SRO

Student Resource Officer

STAAR

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

STAAR ALT-2

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness – Alternate 2 STEP Systemic Training for Educational Progress

SBOE

State Board of Education

T

TASC

Training for Academic Success in the Classroom

TEKS

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury

TBSI

Texas Behavior Support Initiative

TCB

Texas Commission for the Blind

TDMHMR

Texas Department for Mental Health – Mental Retardation

TEA

Texas Education Agency

TPRI

Texas Primary Reading Inventory

TSBVI

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

TSD

Texas School for the Deaf

TT

Tracking Teacher

TWC

Texas Workforce Commission

TWS-VRS

Texas Workforce Solutions – Vocational Rehabilitation Services (formally DARS)

V

VAC

Vocational Adjustment Class

VI

Visual Impairment

VISIT

Visual Interactive Support in Transition

W

WBL

Work Based Learning (formerly Community Based Vocational Instruction)

Updated on October 18, 2018

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