Students with Disabilities

Acronyms Used in Special Education

 

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ABE

Adult Basic Education

 

ABI

Acquired Brain Injury

 

ABS

Adaptive Behavior Scale

 

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

 

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

 

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

 

ADM

Average Daily Membership

 

ADR

Alternative Dispute Resolution

 

ADSIS

Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services

 

AIDS

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

 

AIM

Accessible Instructional Material

 

ALC

Area Learning Centers

 

APR

Annual Performance Report

 

ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

ASL

American Sign Language

 

AT

Assistive Technology

   

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B

   
 

BOSA

Board of School Administrators

 

BOT

Board of Teaching

 

BVI

Blind/Visually Impaired

   

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C

   
 

CAP

Corrective Action Plan

 

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

 

CIMP

Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process (See MNCIMP & MNCIMP:SR)

 

CLASS

Coordinating Learner for Academics and Social Success (A Federal Setting III academic support)

 

CNS

Central Nervous System

 

COMS

Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist

 

CP

Cerebral Palsy

 

CSH

Coordinated School Health

 

CT

Computed Tomography

 

CTIC

Community Transition Interagency Committee

 

 

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DAPE

Developmental Adaptive Physical Education

 

DB

Deaf-Blind

 

DCD

Developmental Cognitive Disabilities

 

DD

Developmental Delay

 

DHH

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

 

DHS

Department of Human Services

 

DIRS

Disciplinary Incident Reporting System

 

DLC

Disability Law Center

 

DOC

Department of Corrections

 

DSM

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

   

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E

   
 

EBD

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

 

EC

Early Childhood

 

ECSE

Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-5)

 

ECSU

Education Cooperative Service Unit

 

EDGAR

Education General Administrative Regulations

 

EDRS

Electronic Data Reporting System

 

EEP

Emergency Evacuation Plan

 

EI

Early Intervention

 

ELL

English Language Learner

 

ER

Evaluation Report

 

ESEA

Elementary Secondary Education Act

 

ESL

English as a Second Language

 

ESU

Education Service Unit

 

ESY

Extended School Year

   

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F

   
 

F&R

Free and Reduced

 

FAE

Fetal Alcohol Effects

 

FAPE

Free Appropriate Public Education

 

FASD

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

 

FBA

Functional Behavioral Assessment

 

Federal Setting

Refers to the percentage of time a student spends in special education:

   

Federal Setting I, 0-21 percent

   

Federal Setting II, 21-60 percent

   

Federal Setting III, 60 percent or more

   

Federal Setting IV, separate special education site

   

Federal Setting V, public hospital, day treatment, correctional facility, etc.

 

FERPA

Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (The Buckley Amendment)

 

FR

Federal Register

 

FTE

Full Time Equivalent

 

FFY

Federal Fiscal Year

 

FY

Fiscal Year

   

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G

   
 

GED

General Education Development

 

GLBTQ

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning

   

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H

   
 

HCJC

Hennepin County Juvenile Center

 

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

 

HQ

Highly Qualified

   

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I

   
 

IASA

Improving Americas' Schools Act

 

ICC

Interagency Coordinating Council

 

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

 

IEE

Independent Educational Evaluation

 

IEIC

Interagency Early Intervention Committee

 

IEP

Individualized Education Program

 

IFCSP

Individual Family Community Support Plan

 

IFSP

Individualized Family Service Plan

 

IHE

Institution of Higher Education

 

IHP

Individual Health Plan

 

IIIP

Individual Interagency Intervention Plan

 

IQ

Intelligence Quotient

 

ISD

Independent School District

   

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L

   
 

LD

Learning Disabilities

 

LEA

Local Education Agency (e.g., school district)

 

LEP

Limited English Proficient

 

LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

 

LRE

Least Restrictive Environment

 

LSTA

Library Services and Technology Act

   

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M

   
 

MA

Medical Assistance

 

MAEF

Minnesota's Academic Excellence Foundation

 

MARSS

Minnesota Automated Reporting Student System

 

MCA

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment

 

MCIS

Minnesota Career Information System

 

MDE

Minnesota Department of Education

 

MESPA

Minnesota Elementary School Principal's Association

 

MH

Mental Health

 

MHCP

Minnesota Health Care Programs

 

MnCIMP

Minnesota Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process

 

MnCIMP:SR

Minnesota Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process: Self Review

 

MNSCU

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

 

MnSEMS

Minnesota Special Education Mediation Service

 

MnSIC

Minnesota System of Interagency Coordination

 

MNTAFS

Minnesota Technical Assistance for Family Support

 

MOE

Maintenance of Effort

 

MPS

Minneapolis Public Schools

 

MS

Multiple Sclerosis

 

MSBA

Minnesota School Board Association

 

MSS

Minnesota Student Survey

 

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

 

MTC

Minneapolis Technical College

 

MTSS

Multi-Tiered System of Support

   

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N

   
 

N&D

Neglected & Delinquent

 

NAD

National Association of the Deaf

 

NAEP

National Assessment of Education Progress

 

NCAA

National Collegiate Athletic Association

 

NIMAC

National Instructional Materials Access Center

 

NIMAS

National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard

 

NP

Nurse Practitioner

   

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O

   
 

O&M

Orientation and Mobility

 

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

 

OCR

Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education)

 

OEO

Office of Economic Opportunity

 

OHD

Other Health Disabilities

 

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

 

OSEP

Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

 

OSERS

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, U.S. Department of Education

 

OT

Occupational Therapist or Therapy

   

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P

   
 

P&A

Protection and Advocacy

 

PACER

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights Center

 

Part C

Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Program

 

PBIS

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

 

PCA

Personal Care Attendant

 

PD

Physical Disability

 

PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorders

 

PDD/NOS

Pervasive Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified

 

PE

Physical Education

 

PI

Physically Impaired

 

PL

Public Law

 

PLAAFP

Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance

 

PSEO

Postsecondary Enrollment Options

 

PT

Physical Therapy or Physical Therapist

 

PTA

Parents, Teachers and Students

 

PTI

Pathways to Employment

 

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

   

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R

   
 

RLIF

Regional Low Incidence Facilitator

 

RLIP

Regional Low Incidence Projects

 

RRC

Regional Resource Center

 

RtI

Response to Intervention

   

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SAT

Scholastic Assessment Test

 

SDFS

Safe & Drug Free Schools

 

SDFSC

Safe & Drug Free Schools & Communities

 

SEA

State Education Agency

 

SEAC

Special Education Advisory Council (local)

 

SEAP

Special Education Advisory Panel (state)

 

Section 504 Plan

Modifications and accommodations needed for students to have an opportunity to perform
at the same level as their peers

 

SL

Speech/Language

 

SLD

Specific Learning Disability

 

SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

 

SMI

Severely Multiply Impaired

 

SPDG

State Personnel Development Grant

 

SPP

State Performance Plan

 

SRBI

Scientific, Research-Based Intervention

 

SSA

Social Security Act; Social Security Administration

 

SSB

State Services for the Blind and Visually Handicapped

 

SSDI

Social Security Disability Income

 

SSI

Supplemental Security Income

 

STAR

Staff Automatic Reporting System

 

STD

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

 

SW

Social Worker

 

SW-PBIS

Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

   

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TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury

 

TDD

Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf

 

TEAE

Test of Emerging Academic English

 

TIES

Technology and Information Educational Services

 

TSES

Total Special Education System

 

TTY

Teletypewriter (Phone System for Deaf Individuals - see TDD)

 

TVBI

Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired

   

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U

   
 

UDL

Universal Design for Learning

 

UFARS

Uniform Financial Accounting & Reporting System

 

USC

United States Code

   

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VI

Visually Impaired

 

VR

Vocational Rehabilitation

 

VSA

Very Special Arts

   

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W

   
 

WISC

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

 

WSS

Work Sampling System

   

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