Common Terms and Acronyms

ABA: Applied Behavior Analysis
ACT: American College Test
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
ADHD: Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
APA: Alternate Proficiency Assessment
AT: Assistive Technology
BCBA: Board Certified Behavior Analyst
BIP: Behavior Intervention Plan
CBI: Community Based Instruction
CCCS: Core Curriculum Content Standards
CCSS: Common Core State Standards
CI: Communication Impaired
CST: Child Study Team
DCF: Department of Children and Families
DDD: Division of Developmental Disabilities
DVRS: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
DEC: Division for Early Childhood
ED: Emotionally Disturbed
EI: Early Intervention
ESEA: Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ESY: Extended School Year
FAPE: Free and Appropriate Public Education
FBA: Functional Behavior Assessment
FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
HIB: Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDEIA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
ICR: In-Class Resource
IEP: Individualized Education Program
IHP: Individualized Health Plan
LD: Learning Disability
LEA: Local Education Agency
LLD: Language Learning Disability
MD: Multiply Disabiled
NCLB: No Child Left Behind
N.J.A.C.: New Jersey Administrative Code
NJASK: New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge
N.J.S.A.: New Jersey Statutes Annotated
NJOSE: New Jersey Office of Special Education
OCR: Office of Civil Rights
OHI: Other Health Impairment
OSEP: Office of Special Education Programs
OT: Occupational Therapy
PARCC: Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
PBS: Positive Behavioral Supports
PBSIS: Positive Behavior Supports in Schools
PLAAFP: Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance
PRISE: Parental Rights in Special Education
PSAT: Pre-Standardized Achievement Test
PSD: Preschool Disabled
PT: Physical Therapy
RTI: Response to Intervention
SAT: Standardized Achievement Test
SE: Supported Employment
SEA: State Education Agency
SEPAG: Special Education Parent Advisory Group
SLE: Structured Learning Experience
SLD: Specific Learning Disability
TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury
USDOE: United States Department of Education