Glossary of Acronyms, Abbreviations and Terms
The ABC’s of Special Education:


ADA American with Disabilities Act
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL Activities of Daily Living
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASTM Auditory Short Term Memory
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
BIP Behavioral Intervention Plan
DB Deaf blindness
DD Developmentally Delayed
ED Emotionally Disturbed
EIP Early Intervention PLAN (0-3years old & 3-5 Years
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ESL English as a Second Language
EYS Extended Year Services
FAPE Free and Appropriate Education
FBA Functional Behavioral Analysis
FIA Freedom of Information Act
FERPA Federal Education Rights & Privacy Act
FY Fiscal Year
HEA Higher Education Act
ID Intellectually Delayed
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individualized Education Plan
IHE Institution of Higher Education
I.Q. Intelligence Quotient
ISS In-School Suspension
LEA Local Education Authority (your school district)
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
LTM Long Term Memory
MD Multiply Disabled
OHI Other Health Impaired
OI Orthopedic Impaired
OSS Out of School Suspension
OT Occupational Therapy
PPT Planning and Placement Team
PRI Perceptual Reasoning Index
PSI Processing Speed Index
PT Physical Therapy
SEA Secondary Education Act
SLD Specific Learning Disability
SLI Speech and Language Impaired
SRBI Scientifically Researched Based Instruction
STM Short Term Memory
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
VCI Verbal Comprehension Index
VI Visually impaired
WMI Working Memory Index