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Acronyms

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

AEP

Alternative Educational Program

AI

Auditory Impairment

ALE

Applied Learning Environment (Program)

APE

Adapted Physical Education

ARD

Admissions, Review, and Dismissal

AT

Assistive Technology

AU

Autism

BIP

Behavior Intervention Plan

CMC

Content Mastery Center

CP

Cerebral Palsy

DB

Deaf Blind

ECI

Early Childhood Intervention

ED

Emotional Disturbance

EPS

Employment Placement Specialist (formerly VAC)

ESY

Extended School Year (formally EYS)

FAPE

Free and Appropriate Public Education

FBA

Functional Behavioral Assessment

FERPA

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

IA

Instructional Assistant

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (PL 101-476)

IEP

Individualized Education Program

ITP

Individual Transition Plan

LD

Learning Disability

LDAA

Locally Developed Alternative Assessment

MD

Multiple Disabilities

MR

Mental Retardation

NICHY

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

ODD

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

OH

Other Health Impairment (also OHI)

OHI

Other Health Impairment

OI

Orthopedic Impairment

O & M

Orientation and Mobility

OJT

On Job Training

OT

Occupational Therapy

PATH

Partnerships Assisting Texans with Handicaps

PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PPCD

Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities

PT

Physical Therapy

REACH

Resource for Autistic Children

RDSPD

Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

SDAA

State Developed Alternative Assessment

SI

Speech Impairment

SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

TAKS

Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills

TAKS-I

Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills -Inclusion

TASP

Texas Academic Skills Program

TEA

Texas Education Agency

TEACCH

Treatment and Education of Autistic Children with Communication Handicaps

TEKS

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

TRC

Texas Rehabilitation Commission

VI

Visual Impairment