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Acronyms in Special Education

ACR Annual Case Review
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
APE Adaptive Physical Education
ASK About Special Kids
AT Assistive Technology
AUT or ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
BIP Behavioral Intervention Plan
BLV Blind or Low Vision
BDDS Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services
CA Chronological Age
CAP Corrective Action Plan
CBI Community Based Instruction
CCC Case Conference Committee
CEL Center for Exceptional Learners
CIFMS or CIMS Continuous Improvement Focused Monitoring System
CODA Computerized Data Project
COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
CP Cerebral Palsy
CPI Crisis Prevention Intervention
CSPD Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
DD Developmentally Disabled
DOC Department of Correction
DSI Dual Sensory Impairment
ED Emotional Disability
EI Educational Interpreter
ELL English Language Learners
ESY Extended School Year
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
GEI General Education Interventions
GQE Graduation Qualifying Examination
HOUSSE High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation
HQT Highly Qualified Teachers
ICAN Individualized Classroom Accountability Network
ICASE Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individualized Education Plan
IHO Independent Hearing Officer
IN*SOURCE Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs
ISB Indiana School for the Blind
ISD Indiana School for the Deaf
ISTAR Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting
ISTAR-KR Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting – Kindergarten Readiness
ISTART7 Indiana Standards Tool for Article 7 Compliance
ITP Individual Transition Plan
LEA Local Educational Agency
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
MD Multiple Disabilities
NASDSE National Association of State Directors of Special Education
NCLB No Child Left Behind Act
NCSE National Council for Special Education
NCSEAM National Center for Special Education Accountability Monitoring
O&M Orientation and Mobility
ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OHI Other Health Impaired
OI Orthopedic Impairment
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs (US Department of Education)
OT Occupational Therapy
Part B Special Education under IDEA 2004 (ages 3-21)
Part C Infant and Toddler Special Education under IDEA 2004 (ages birth to 3)
PBS Positive Behavior Support
PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PT Physical Therapy
PTA Physical Therapy Assistant
RtI Response to Intervention
SE Special Education
SLP Speech/Language Pathologist
SOP Summary of Performance
SW-PBIS Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
VR Vocational Rehabilitation