• AAC-Augmentative &Alternative Communication
  • ABA-Applied Behavior Analysis
  • ADA-American Disability Act
  • ADD-Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • ADI-Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised
  • ADOS-Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale
  • ALJ- Administrative Law Judge
  • APE-Adapted Physical Education
  • ASD-Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • AT-Assistive Technology
  • AUT-Autism
  • BA-Behavioral Aide
  • BCBA,
  • BD-Behavioral Disorder
  • BICM-Behavior Intervention Case Manager
  • BIP-Behavior Intervention Plan
  • BSP-Behavior Support Plan
  • CAC-Community Advisory Committee
  • CAHSEE-California High School Exit Examination
  • CARS- Childhood Autism Rating Scale
  • CASP-California Association of School Psychologist
  • CCR-California Code of Regulations
  • CCS-California Children’s Services
  • CDE-California Department of Education
  • CEC-Council for Exceptional Children
  • CFR-Code of Federal Regulations
  • CHAT-Checklist for Autism in Toddlers
  • CMH- County Mental Health
  • DHH-Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • DIS-Designated Instruction & Services
  • DMH-Department of Mental Health
  • DSM-IV-Diagnostic & Statistical Manual
  • ED-Emotional Disturbed
  • EHA-Education for All Handicapped Children Act
  • EL-English Learner
  • ELS-English as a Second Language
  • ESY- Extended School Year
  • FAA-Functional Analysis Assessment
  • FAPE-Free Appropriate Public Education
  • FBA-Functional Behavior Assessment
  • FERPA-Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
  • HI-Hearing Impaired
  • HOH-Hard of Hearing
  • IA-Instructional Aide
  • ID- Intellectual Delayed
  • IDEA-Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
  • IEP-Individual Education Program
  • IFSP-Individual Family Service Plan
  • IPP-Individual Program Plan
  • ISP-Individual Services Plan
  • ITP-Individual Transition Plan
  • IWEN-Individual with Exceptional Needs
  • LCI-Licensed Children’s Institute
  • LD-Learning Disability
  • LEA-Local Education Agency
  • LEP-Limited English Proficient
  • LI-Learning Impaired
  • LRE-Least Restrictive Environment
  • MCHAT-Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers
  • MR-Mentally Retarded
  • NCLB-No Child Left Behind
  • NPA-Non-Public Agency
  • NPS-Non-Public School
  • OAH-Office of Administrative Hearings
  • OCD-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • OCR-Office for Civil Rights
  • ODD-Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • OHI-Other Health Impaired
  • OI-Orthopedically Impaired
  • O&M. Orientation and Mobility
  • OSEP-Office of Special Education Programs
  • OT-Occupational Therapy
  • PDD-Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • PDD-NOS- Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
  • PECS-Picture Exchange Communication System
  • PRT-Pivotal Response Therapy
  • PT-Physical Therapy
  • PWN-Prior Written Notice
  • RSP-Resource Specialist Program
  • RTI-Response to Intervention
  • SBE-State Board of Education
  • SDC-Special Day Class
  • SELPA-Special Education Local Plan Area
  • SLD-Specific Learning Disability
  • SLI-Speech and Language Impaired
  • SST-Student Study Team
  • STAR-Standardized Testing & Reporting
  • TBI-Traumatic Brain Injury
  • TEACCH-Treatment & Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children
  • USC-United State Code
  • USDOE-United States Department of Education
  • VI-Visually Impaired