Updated 1/9/14

AB3632 Repealed Assembly Bill authorizing County Mental Health to provide services to students. Repealed with Assembly Bill 114

ABA Applied Behavior Analysis

AAC/ATT Augmentative & Alternative Communication/Assistive Technology

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act or

Average Daily Attendance

ADD Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution

APE Adaptive Physical Education

API Academic Performance Index

ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASL American Sign Language

AUT Autism

AYP Adequate yearly progress

BIP/BSP Behavior Intervention Plan/ Behavior Support Plan

CAC Community Advisory Committee

CARS California Association of Resource Specialists

CAHSEE California High School Exit Exam

CAPA California Alternative Performance Assessment

CARS+ California Association of Resource Specialists and Special Education Teachers

CBI Community Based Instruction

CCR Coordinated Compliance Review or

California Code of Regulations

CCS California Children's Services

CCSS Common Core State Standards

CDE California Department of Education

CEC Council for Exceptional Children

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

CMH County Mental Health

COE County Office of Education

COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

CP Cerebral Palsy

CPS Child Protective Services

CST California Standards Test

DCN Diagnostic Center North

DB Deaf-Blind

DD Developmental Disabilities

DDS Department of Developmental Services

DHH Deaf/Hard of Hearing

DIS Designated Instruction Services, same as "related service"

ECSE Early Childhood Special Education

ED Emotionally Disturbed

ELL English Language Learner

ESL English as a Second Language

ESY Extended School Year

FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education

FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment

FERPA Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

FFH Foster Family Home

FIEP Facilitated Individualized Education Program

GATE Gifted and Talented Education

HH Hard of Hearing

IA Instructional Assistant

ID Intellectual Disability (formerly Mental Retardation)

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (PL101-476)

IEP Individualized Education Program

IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan (0-3 years old)

ISP Instructional Support Plan

ITP Individualized Transition Plan

LCI Licensed Children's Institution

LEA Local Education Agency

LEP Limited English Proficient

LI Low Incidence

Local Plan A legal document that describes in detail how the special education local agency will implement special education laws and regulations within its jurisdiction

LRE Least Restrictive Environment

MD Muscular Dystrophy or

Manifestation Determination

MH Mental Health Services

NCLB No Child Left Behind

OCR Office of Civil Rights

OI Orthopedically Impaired

OHI Other Health Impaired

O & M Orientation and Mobility

OSEP Office of Special Education Programs

OT Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapist

Part C Services to 0-3 year olds

P.L. 94-142 Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Federal Law)

PT Physical Therapy

PTA Parent Teacher Association

RCEB Regional Center of the East Bay

Related Service See DIS

ROC/P Regional Occupation Center/Program

RSP Resource Specialist Program

RTI Response to Intervention

SBA Smarter Balanced Assessment

SBE State Board of Education

SDC Special Day Class

Section 504 Section of the Civil Rights Law (Rehabilitation Act of 1973) pertaining to Special Education

SELPA Special Education Local Plan Area

SEIS Special Education Information System

SESR Special Education Self Review

SH Severely Handicapped

SIP School Improvement Program

SLD Specific Learning Disability

SLI Speech and Language Impairment

SLP Speech and Language Pathologist

SLT Speech and Language Therapy

SSI Supplemental Security Income

SST Student Study Team (Student Success Team, etc.)

TBI Traumatic Brain Injury

Title 5 Regulations California regulations concerning special education laws

VI Visually Impaired

VM Visual motor skills: the ability to coordinate vision with body movement


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