• A
     
       AAC/Alternative Augmentative Communication
       ABA/Applied Behavioral Analysis
       ABC/Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence
       ADD/ADHD/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
       ADR/Alternative Dispute Resolution
       AP/Assistant Principal 
       APE/Adapted Physical Education
       APR/Annual Performance Report 
       ASD/Autism Spectrum Disorder
       ASL/American Sign Language
       AT/Assistive Technology 
       AU/Autism 
     
    B
     
       BD/Behavioral Disorder 
       BIA/Brain Injury Association 
       BIP/Behavior Intervention Plan
       BOE/Board of Education 
     
    C
     
       CAC/Community Advisory Committee 
       CASA/Court Appointed Special Advocate
       CBA/Curriculum Based Assessments 
       CBI/Community Based Instruction  
       CCS/Common Core Standards
       CDC/Center for Disease Control and Prevention 
       CEC/Council for Exceptional Children
       CFR/Code of Federal Regulations 
       CF/Cystic Fibrosis 
       CP/Cerebral Palsy
       CPI/Crisis Prevention and Intervention 
       CTE/Center for Therapeutic Education 
     
    D
     
       DB/Deaf Blind 
       DIS/Designated Instruction Services 
       DHOH/Deaf Hard of Hearing
       DD/Developmental Delay 
       DPH/Due Process Hearing
       DS/Down Syndrome 
       DSM-IV/Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV
     
    E
     
       ECE/Early Childhood Education 
       ED/Emotional Disturbance
       EHA/Education of the Handicapped Act (now IDEA) 
       ELL/English Language Learner
       EMD/Established Medical Disability 
       ESL/English as a Second Language 
       ESY/Extended School Year 
     
    F
       FAPE/Free Appropriate Public Education
       FAS/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 
       FBA/Functional Behavioral Analysis
       FERPA/Family Education and Right to Privacy Act 
     
    G
     
       GE/General Education 
       GT/Gifted and Talented 
     
    H
     
       HI/Hearing Impaired
       HO/Hearing Officer 
       HOH/Hard of Hearing 
     
    I
     
       IA/Instructional Assistant
       IAES/Interim Alternative Educational Setting
       ID/Intellectual Disability 
       IDEA/Individuals with Disability Education Act
       IEE/Independent Educational Evaluation
       IEP/Individualized Education Program
       ISP/Individual Service Plan
       ITP/Individual Transition Plan 
       IQ/Intelligence Quotient 
     
    L, M, and N 
     
       LD/Learning Disability
       LEA/Local Education Agency (local school district)
       LEP/Limited English Proficiency 
       LRE/Least Restrictive Environment 
     
       MD/Multiple Disability
       MDT/Multiple Disciplinary Team 
       MOU/Memorandum of Understanding 
     
       NICHY/National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities 
       NIHM/National Institute of Mental Health
     
    O
       OCD/Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
       OCR/Office of Civil Rights
       ODD/Oppositional Defiance Disorder
       OHI/Other Health Impaired
       O & M/Orientation and Mobility
       OI/Orthopedic Impairment 
       OSEP/Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education
       OT/Occupational Therapy 
     
    P and R
     
       PBS/Positive Behavior Supports
       PD/Physical Disability
       PDD/Pervasive Developmental Disorder
       PE/Physical Education 
       PP/Paraprofessional (Instructional Assistant) 
       PL/Public Law 
       PLAAFP/Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance
        
       RM/Resolution Meeting
       RSP/Resource Support Program 
       RTI/Response to Intervention 
     
    S
     
       §/This symbol means "Section" as in §504 
       SAI/Specialized Academic Instruction
       SAS/Supplementary Aids and Services
       SB/Spina Bifida
       SDC/Special Day Class 
       SE/Special Education
       SEA/State Education Agency
       Section 504/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
       SEIS/Special Education Information System 
       SELPA/Special Education Local Plan Area 
       SLD/Specific Learning Disability
       SLI/Speech/Language Impaired
       SLP/Speech/Language Pathologist
       SPED/Special Education 
       SST/Student Study Team
       SWD/Student With a Disability
     
    T, U, and V  
     
       TAG/Talented and Gifted 
       TBI/Traumatic Brain Injury
       TCRC/Tri-Counties Regional Center 
       TDD/Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf 
       TS/Tourette Syndrome
     
       US DOE/United States Department of Education
     
       VI/Visually Impaired
       VE/Vocational Education 
     
     W, X, Y, and Z
     
       WJ-R/Woodcock Johnson Revised 
       WWC/What Works Clearing House