Special Education Acronyms

Special Ed. Law and Agencies

ADA:  Americans with Disabilities Act                                                                

ASHA:  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association                               

FAPE:  Free Appropriate Public Education                                                              

IDEA:  Individuals with Disabilities Education Act                                         

FERPA:  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act                                               

NCLB:  No Child Left Behind                                                                               

LRE:  Least Restrictive Environment                                                                   

OPWDD:  Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

ACCES-VR:  Adult Career and Continuing Educational Services

DDSO:  Developmental Disabilities Offices                                                                                                                                                                        

Classifications and Diagnoses

ADD:  Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD:  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD:  Autism Spectrum Disorder

LD:  Learning Disability

ODD:  Oppositional Defiant Disorder

OCD:  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OHI:  Other Health Impaired

OI:  Orthopedic Impairment

ID– Intellectual Disability                                                                                               

PDD:  Pervasive Developmental Disorder                                                                       

PDD-NOS:  Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified  

TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury                                                                                     

VI: Visual Impairment                                                                                                     

HI: Hearing Impairment                                                                                             

SLI: Speech Language Impairment


New York State Ed.:

AIS:  Academic Intervention Services                                                                   

AYP:  Adequate Yearly Progress                                                                                  

ELA:  English Language Arts                                                                               

SWD:  Student(s) with Disability                                                                            

RTI:  Response to Intervention                                                                            

ELL:  English Language Learners                                                                                    

SED:  State Education Department                                                                            

CCLS: Common Core Learning Standards


Committee on Special Education Meetings:

AT:  Assistive Technology

BIP:  Behavior Intervention Plan

BOE:  Board of Education

CDOS: Career Development and Occupational Studies Credential                  

EI:  Early Intervention                                                                                           

CPSE: Committee on Preschool Special Education                                                       

CSE:  Committee of Special Education                                                           

NYSAA:  New York State Alternative Assessment                                         

O&M:  Orientation and Mobility                                                                              

OT:  Occupational Therapy                                                                                      

ESY:  Extended School Year          

FBA:  Functional Behavior Assessment                                                                          

IEP:  Individualized Education Plan                                                                                 

IQ:  Intelligence Quotient                                                                                                   

PT:  Physical Therapy                                                                                                     

SACC: Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential                           

LOTE: Language Other Than English

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Brian Dunn
Superintendent of Schools
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