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Special Education Acronyms

  • ABA : Applied Behavior Analysis
  • ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
  • ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • ADR: Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • AP: Advanced Placement
  • APR: Annual Performance Report
  • AS: Asperger’s Syndrome
  • ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ASL: American Sign Language
  • BIP: Behavioral Intervention Plan
  • BOE: Board of Education
  • CAP: Corrective Action Plan
  • CBA: Curriculum-Based Assessment
  • CF: Cystic Fibrosis
  • CGA: Connecticut General Assembly
  • CGS: Connecticut General Statutes
  • CP: Cerebral Palsy
  • CSDE: Connecticut State Department of Education
  • DB: Deaf/Blind
  • DCF: Department of Children and Families
  • DDS: Department of Developmental Services
  • DOE: Department of Education
  • DS: Down Syndrome
  • DSM-V: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • DSS: Department of Social Services
  • ECE: Early Childhood Education
  • ECSE: Early Childhood Special Education
  • EI: Early Intervention
  • ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act
  • FAPE: Free Appropriate Public Education
  • FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • FBA: Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • FOIA: Freedom of Information Act
  • GAD: Guardian Ad Litem
  • HI: Hearing Impaired
  • HO: Hearing Officer
  • IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • IEE: Independent Educational Evaluation
  • IEP: Individualized Education Program
  • LEA: Local Education Agency
  • LRE: Least Restrictive Environment
  • MS: Multiple Sclerosis
  • NCLB: No Child Left Behind Act
  • OEC: Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
  • OCD: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • OCR: Office of Civil Rights
  • PLP: Present Level of Performance
  • PPT: Planning Placement Team
  • PTA: Parent-Teacher Association
  • PTSD: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • PWN: Prior Written Notice
  • SEA: State Education Agency
  • Sec 504: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • SPED: Special Education
  • TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury
  • TS: Tourette Syndrome
  • U.S.C.: United States Code

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