Frequently Used Acronyms

Department of Special Education

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AU Autism
BAT Building Assistance Team
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
CAO Community Action Organization
CP Cerebral Palsy
CD Cognitive Disability
DD Developmental Delay
ED Emotional Disturbance
EHA Education of Handicapped Children Act, P.L. 94-142
EI Early Intervention
ESY Extended School Year
FAPE Free and Appropriate Public Education
FBA  Functional Behavior Assessment
HI Hearing Impaired
IAES Interim Alternative Educational Setting
IAEP Interim Alternative Educational Placement
IAT Intervention Assistance Team
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, P.L. 105-17
IDEIA Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004)
IEP Individual Education Plan
IFSP Individual Family Service Plan for Early Intervention
LEA Local Education Agency
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
MFE Multi-factored Evaluation
MD Multiple Disabilities
MR/DD Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilties
O&M Orientation and Mobility Training
OCECD Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
ODE Ohio Department of Education
OI Orthopedically Impaired
OHI (Major) Other Health Impaired (Major)
OHI (Minor) Other Health Impaired (Minor)
OT Occupational Therapy
PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PT Physical Therapy
SEA State Education Agency
SERRC Special Education Regional Resource Center
S/L Speech or Language Impairment
SLD Specific Learning Disabilities
SLP Speech-Language Pathologist
SSI Supplemental Security Income
SST Supplemental Service Teacher
SWD Student with a Disability
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
VI Visual Impairment
VOSE Vocational Special Education Coordinator
P.L. 94-142 Public law for EHA
P.L. 105-17 Public law for IDEA
504 Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act