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Acronyms

In the area of Special Services, there are many acronyms that are used that may be confusing to parents, students, and teachers.  The following are the most frequently used acronyms and the words/phrases for which they are the abbreviation.


 

IEP - INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM

504 - ALLOWS EQUAL ACCESS TO DISABLED INDIVIDUALS

Section 504 - no "otherwise qualified handicapped individual" shall be excluded from participation in program or activity receiving federal financial assistance ("college, university or other post-secondary institution, or a public system of higher education")

ADHD - ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

ADD - ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER

PAC - PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

SLD - SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY

OT - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

PT - PHYSICAL THERAPY

FBA - FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT

DDS - DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES

MR - MENTAL RETARDATION

CBI - COMMUNITY BASED INSTRUCTION