Helpful Special Education Acronyms

ADA – American with Disabilities Act
ADD/ADHD – Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
APE – Adaptive Physical Education
AE – Age Equivalent
AIS – Academic Intervention Services
ASL – American Sign Language
AT – Assistive Technology
AU – Autism
BOCES – Board of Cooperative Educational Services
BOE – Board of Education
CPSE – Committee on Preschool Special Education
CSE – Committee on Special Education
DB – Deaf and Blind
DD – Developmental Disability
DHH – Deaf/Hard of Hearing
ED – Emotionally Disturbed
FAPE – Free and Appropriate Public Education
FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEE – Independent Education Evaluation
IEP – Individualized Education Program
IH – Impartial Hearing
IQ – Intelligence Quotient
LD – Learning Disabled
LRE – Least Restrictive Environment
MD – Multiple Disabilities
MR – Mentally Retarded
OHI – Other health Impaired
OI – Orthopedically Impaired
OT – Occupational Therapy
PDD – Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PT – Physical Therapy
SED – State Education Department
SEIT – Special Education Itinerant Teacher Services
SETRC – Special Education Training Resource Centers
SI – Speech Impaired
TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury
TDD – Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf
VESID – Office of Vocational & Educational Services For Individuals with Disabilities
VI – Visually Impaired
VR – Vocational Rehabilitation