Special Education Acronyms

504 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
AI Auditory Impairment
ARD Admission, Review,and Dismissal
APE Adapted Physical Education
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
AT Assistive Technology 
AU Autism
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
CM Content Mastery
ECI Early Childhood Intervention
ED Emotional Disturbance
ESY Extended School Year
FAPE Free and Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavior Assessment
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FIE Full Individual Evaluation
ID Intellectual Disability
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individualized Education Program
LD Learning Disability (sometimes called 'SLD' for Specific Learning Disability
LEA Local Education Agency (the school district)
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
LSSP Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
MDR Manifestation Determination Review
NCEC Non-Categorical Early Childhood
OHI Other Health Impairment
OI Orthopedic Impairment
O&M Orientation and Mobility
OT Occupational Therapy
PBIS Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
PLAAFP   Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance
PPCD Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities
PT  Physical Therapy
REED Review of Existing Evaluation Data
RTI Response to Intervention
SHARS Student Health and Related Services
SI Speech or Language Impairment
SLP Speech Language Pathologist
SSI Student Success Initiative
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TBSI Texas Behavior Support Initiative
TEA Texas Education Agency
TEKS Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
VI Vision Impairment

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