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Glossary of Special Education Acronyms

APE                             

Adapted Physical Education

AU                                

Administrative Unit

ADR                             

Alternative Dispute Resolution

ADA                       

American with Disabilities Act

ABA                            

Applied Behavior Analysis

AAC                             

Assistive Augmentative Communication 

AT                               

Assistive Technology

ASD                             

 Autism Spectrum Disorder

ADA                           

Average Daily Attendance

BIP                              

Behavior Intervention Plan

CAPA                          

California Alternate Performance Based Assessment

CAA                            

California Alternative Assessment

CAASP                       

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

CAPTAIN                    

California Autism Professional Training and Information Network

CBEDS                       

California Basic Educational Data System

CCS                            

California Children Services

CCR                           

California Code of Regulations

CDE                           

California Department of Education

CalSTAT                     

California Services for Technical Assistance and Training

CASEMIS                   

California Special Education Management Information System

CFR                            

Code of Federal Regulations

CAC                            

Community Advisory Committee

COLA                          

Cost of Living Adjustment

COE                          

County Office of Education

ECE                            

 Early Childhood Education

EC                           

Education Code

ED                              

Emotional Disturbance

ESY                           

Extended School Year

FIEP                           

Facilitated IEP

FERPA                       

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

FRC                            

Family Resource Center

FEP                            

Fluent English Proficient

FM                              

Focused Monitoring

FMTA                       

Focused Monitoring Technical Assistance

FFH                             

Foster Family Home

FAPE                           

Free and Appropriate Public Education

FTE                             

Full-Time Equivalent

FBA                            

Functional Behavioral Assessment

GGRC                        

Golden Gate Regional Center

HI                              

Hearing Impairment

IEE                             

Independent Educational Evaluation

IFSP                           

 Individual Family Service Plan

ISP                            

Individual Services Plan

ITP                              

Individual Transition Plan

IEP                              

Individualized Educational Program

IDEA                           

Individualized with Disabilities Education Act

IA                                

Instructional Assistant

ID                                

Intellectual Disability

ICE                              

Intensive Counseling Enriched class

KPI                              

Key Performance Indicators

LRE                           

Least Restrictive Environment

LCI                              

Licensed Children's Institutions

LEP                            

Limited English Proficient

LEA                             

Local Educational Agency

MIS                            

Management Information System

MTU                           

Medical Therapy Unit

NPS/NPA                   

Non-Public Schools/Non-Public Agencies

OT/PT                        

Occupational and Physical Therapy

OAH                          

Office of Administrative Hearings

OCR                           

Office of Civil Rights

OSEP                         

Office of Special Education Programs

O&M                           

Orientation and Mobility

OI                               

Orthopedic Impairment

OHI                            

Other Health Impairment

QAP                          

Quality Assurance Process

RSP                         

Resource Specialist Program

RLA                        

Responsible Local Agency

SBAC                       

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

SDC                          

Special Day Class

SELPA                     

Special Education Local Plan Area

SLD                          

Specific Learning Disability

SLI                           

Speech/Language Impairment

SEA                         

State Educational Agency

SOP                        

State Operated Programs

STAR                       

State Testing and Reporting

SST                         

Student Study Team

TDS                         

Therapeutic Day School

TBI                           

Traumatic Brain Injury

VI                              

Visual Impairment