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Acronym Glossary

504 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ALJ Administrative Law Judge
APE Adapted Physical Education
AYP Average Yearly Progress
BD Behavior Disorder
BIP Behavioral Intervention Plan
BSP      Behavior Support Plan
CCS    California Dept. of Children’s Services
CDE California Dept. of Education
CMH   County Dept. of Mental Health
COE County Office of Education
CP Cerebral Palsy
DD       Developmentally Delayed
DHH    Deaf/Hard of Hearing
DIS Designated Instructional Services
DSM-IV Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 4th Edition
ED Emotionally Disturbed
ESD Extended School Day
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Educational Act
ESL English as a Second Language
ESY Extended School Year
FAA Functional Analysis Assessment
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
FERPA Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
IAEP Interim Alternative Educational Placement
IAES Interim Alternative Educational Setting
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEE Individual Educational Evaluation
IEP Individual Education Plan
IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan
ISP Individual Service Plan
LEA Local Education Agency
LCI Licensed Children Institute
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
MH Mildly Handicapped
NCLB No Child Left Behind
NPA Nonpublic Agency
NPS Nonpublic School
OAH   California Office of Administrative Hearings
OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
OCR U.S. Office for Civil Rights
ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OHI     Other Health Impairment
OI Orthopedic Impaired
OSEP U.S. Office of Special Education Programs
OSERS U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services
OT Occupational Therapy
PT Physical Therapy
RSP Resource Specialist Program
RTC Residential Treatment Facility
SDC Special Day Class
SEA State Educational Agency
SED Serious Emotional Disturbance
SEHO Special Education Hearing Office
SELPA Special Education Local Plan Area
SH       Severely Handicapped
SL Speech and Language
SLD Specific Learning Disability
SLI Speech and Language Impairment
SLP Speech and Language Pathologist
SST Student Study Team
TEACCH Treatment & Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children