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Special Education Acronyms

AAC Alternative Augmentative Communication
ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD/ADHD Attention Deficit/Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution
APE Adapted Physical Education
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASL American Sign Language
AT Assistive Technology
AUT Autism
BIP Behavioral Intervention Plan
CAC Community Advisory Committee
CAPD Central Auditory Processing Disorder
CASEMIS California Special Education Management System
CBI Community Based Instruction
CDE California Department of Education            
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DB Deaf-Blind
DD Developmental Delay
D/HH Deaf/Hard of Hearing
DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by the American Psychiatric Association
EC Education Code
ED Emotional Disturbance
ED U.S. Department of Education
ELL English Language Learner
EMD Established Medical Disability
ESL English as a Second Language
ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act
ESY Extended School Year
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
GE General Education
GATE Gifted and Talented
HI Hearing Impaired
HH Hard of Hearing
IA Instructional Assistant
ID Intellectual Disability
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEE Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP Individualized Education Program


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