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AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication
ABA Applied Behavior Analysis
ADD/ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ALTA Alta California Regional Center
APE Adapted Physical Education
ARC Placer Infant Development Program
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
AT Assistive Technology
BASC Behavior Assessment System for Children
BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
BSP Behavior Support Plan
CAPA California Alternative Performance Assessment
CBI Community Based Instruction
CCS California Children's Service
CDE California Department of Education
CEC Council for Exceptional Children
COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
CPS Child Protection Services
CSOC Children's System of Care
DHOH Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
DIS Designated Instruction and Service
DRDP Desired Results Developmental Profile (state-funded preschool assessment)
ECE Early Childhood Education
ED Emotionally Disturbed
EI Early Intervention
ELL/ESL English Language Learner/English Second Language
EMD Established Medical Disability
ESY Extended School Year (summer school for special education students)
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavior Analysis
FSP Functional Skills Program
IDEA/IDEIA      Individuals with Disabilities Education Act/Idividuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
IEE Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP Individualized Education Program
IFSP Individual Family Service Plan
ILS Independent Living Skills
IQ Intelligence Quotient
ISGI Individual Small Group Instruction
ITP Individualized Transition Plan
LCI Licensed Children's Institution
LD Learning Disability/Disabled
LEA Local Education Agency
LI Low Incidence
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
NPA Non-public Agency
NPS Non-public School
OAH Office of Administrative Hearings
OCR Office of Civil Rights
OHI Other Health Impaired
OI Orthopedically Impaired
OM Orientation & Mobility
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education
OT Occupational Therapy
OTR Occupational Therapist, Registered
PAT Preschool Assessment Team
PCOE Placer County Office of Education
PDD Pervasive Development Delay
PIP Preschool Intervention Program
PS Preschool
PSSP Private School Service Plan
PSRS Procedural Safeguards and Referral Service (CDE)
PT Physical Therapy/Therapist
PWN Prior Written Notice
RSP Resource Specialist Program
RTI Response to Intervention
SAID Significant Adaptive Intellectual Deficit
SDC Special Day Class
SELPA Special Education Local Plan Area
SEPAC Special Education Parent Advisory Committee
SESR Special Education Self-Review
SH Severely Handicapped
SIP Student Intervention Plan
SLD Specific Learning Disability
SLP Speech Language Pathologist
SLPA Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
SMART Special Multi-Agency Administration and Response Team
SMD Severe Multiple Disability
SOI Severe Orthopedic Impairment
SPED Special Education
SST Student Study Team
STEPS Strategic Teaching by Educators and Parents for Students
STP Structured Teaching Program
TA Teacher Aide/Assistant
TASEL Teaching for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
VI Visually Impaired
WAIS Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
WIAT Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
WISC Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
W-J Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement, Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities