Common Acronyms

  • ACCES-VR        Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation

    ADA                 Americans with Disabilities Act

    ADD                 Attention Deficit Disorder

    ADHD              Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    AIS                   Academic Intervention Services

    APE                  Adaptive Physical Education

    AE                    Age Equivalent

    AR                    Annual Review

    ASD                  Autism Spectrum Disorders

    ASL                  American Sign Language

    AT                    Assistive Technology

    BIP                   Behavioral Intervention Plan

    BOCES             Board of Cooperative Educational Services

    BOE                 Board of Education

    CDOS               Career Development Occupational Standards

    CPSE                Committee on Preschool Special Education

    CSE                  Committee on Special Education

    DASA               Dignity for All Students Act

    DD                   Developmental Disability

    DOH                Department of Health

    ED                    Emotional Disturbance

    EI                     Early Intervention

    ELA                  English Language Arts

    ELL                   English Language Learner

    ESL                   English as a Second Language

    FAPE                Free and Appropriate Public Education

    FBA                  Functional Behavior Assessment

    FERPA              Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

    FOIL                 Freedom of Information Act

    GE                    Grade Equivalent

    GED                 General Education Development

    ID                     Intellectual Disability

    IDEA                Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    IEE                   Independent Educational Evaluation

    IEP                   Individualized Education Program

    IH                     Impartial Hearing

    IHO                  Impartial Hearing Officer

    IAES                 Interim Alternative Educational Setting

    IQ                    Intelligence Quotient

    ISS                    In School Suspension

    LD                    Learning Disability

    LRE                  Least Restrictive Environment

    NCLB               No Child Left Behind

    NYSAA             New York State Alternate Assessment

    NYSED             New York State Education Department

    OHI                  Other Health Impaired

    OMH               Office of Mental Health

    OPWDD           Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

    OSEP                Office of Special Education Programs

    OSS                  Out of School Suspension

    OT                   Occupational Therapy

    PLOPs              Present Levels of Performance

    PR                    Program Review

    PT                    Physical Therapy

    RE                    Re-Evaluation

    RTI                   Response To Intervention

    SACC                Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential

    SDI                   Specially Designed Instruction

    SED                  State Education Department

    SESIS                Special Education School Improvement Specialist

    SLP                   Speech Language Pathologist

    SS                     Standard/Scaled Score

    SWD                Student With Disability

    TBI                   Traumatic Brain Injury

    TDD                 Telecommunication Device for the Deaf

    VESID               (ACCES-VR)

    VR                    Vocational Rehabilitation

    VRS                  Video Relay Service