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Common Education Acronyms/Terms in Special Education

Acroynm
Description
ADD/ADHD
Attention Deficit Disorder /Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AODA
Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
AT
Assistive Technology
AYP
Adequate Yearly Progress
BIP
Behavior Intervention Plan
CCR IEPs
College and Career Ready Individualized Education Program
CEC
Council for Exceptional Children. A national organization focusing on issues related to children with disabilities. There is also a state chapter.
CESA
Cooperative Educational Service Agency
CYSHCN
Children with Special Health Care Needs, DHS
DCF
Wisconsin Division of Children and Families
DHS
Department of Health Services
DLM
Dynamic Learning Maps
DLS
Division for Learning Support.
DOC
Department of Corrections
DPI
Department of Public Instruction
DTAN
Disproportionality Technical Assistant Network
DVR
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in the Department of Workforce Development
EBD
Emotional Behavioral Disability (formerly ED)
EC
Early Childhood
ELL
English Language Learner
ELP
English Language Proficiency
ESY
Extended School Year
FACETS
Family Assistance Center for Education, Training and Support. The Statewide Parent Training and Information Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Educationr
FAPE
Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA
Functional Behavioral Assessment
FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
IAES
Interim Alternative Educational Settings
ID
Intellectual Disability
IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the current federal special education law.
IEE
Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP
Individualized Education Program
LEA
Local Educational Agency. In Wisconsin, school districts, DHFS, DOC, and non-district charter schools.
LRE
Least Restrictive Environment
NCRRC
North Central Regional Resource Center. Formerly known as the GLARRC.
OCR
Office for Civil Rights. A part of the U. S. Department of Education responsible for enforcement of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
OHI
Other Health Impairment
OI
Orthopedic Impairment
OSEP
Office of Special Education Programs, U. S. Department of Education.
OSERS
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
OT
Occupational Therapy
PBIS
Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
PLOEP
Present Level of Educational Performances
PT
Physical Therapy
RCC
Residential Care Center (formerly known as CCI)
RDA
Results Driven Accountability
RSN
Regional Special Education Network
RtI
Response to Intervention
SAP
School Age Parents
SBS
Medicaid School-Based Services (A WMA Service)
SDD
Significant Developmental Delay
SLD
Specific Learning Disability (formerly just LD)
SoP
Summary of Performance
SPDG
State Personnel Development Grant. The SPDG replaced the State Improvement Grant (SIG).
SPP
State Performance Plan. The SPP replaces the SIP beginning with 2005-2006.
TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
TIG
Transition Improvement Grant
UDL
Universal Design for Learning
WASDA
Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators
WCASS
The Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services (WCASS) is the professional association for those employed in Wisconsin school districts and other educational institutions who serve as Special Education or Pupil Services Administrators.
WCBVI
Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
WEAC
Wisconsin Education Association Council
WESPDHH
Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
WIOA
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
WMA
Wisconsin Medical Assistance, DHS
WSD
Wisconsin School for the Deaf, Delavan
WSEMS
Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System
WSPEI
Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative

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