Commonly Used ACRONYMS

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    ABA

    Applied Behavior Analysis

    ADA

    Americans with Disabilities Act

    ADD

    Attention Deficit Disorder

    ADHD

    Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder

    ADL

    Activities of Daily Living

    AIS

    Academic Intervention Services

    ASL

    American Sign Language

    APE

    Adaptive Physical Education

    AYP

    Adequate Yearly Progress

    BOCES

    Board of Cooperative Educational Services

    CPSE

    Committee on Preschool Special Education

    CSE

    Committee on Special Education

    CT

    Consultant Teacher

    CTE

    Career and Technical Education

    DOE

    Department of Education

    DOH

    Department of Health

    EI

    Early Intervention

    FBA

    Functional Behavior Assessment

    IDEA

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    IEP

    Individualized Education Plan

    LEA

    Local Educational Agency

    LEP

    Limited English Proficient

    LRE

    Least Restrictive Environment

    NCLB

    No Child Left Behind

    NYSED

    New York State Education Department

    NYSAA

    New York State Alternate Assessment

    OMH

    Office of Mental Health

    OT

    Occupational Therapist

    PE

    Physical Education

    PLEP

    Present Levels of Education Performance

    PT

    Physical Therapist

    RIC

    Regional Information Center

    SED

    State Education Department

    SETRC

    Special Education Training Resource Center

    SLP

    Speech Language Pathologist

    STAC

    System for Tracking and Accounting of Children

    SWD

    Students with Disabilities

    VESID

    Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with  Disabilities