Special Education Acronyms

Special Education Acronyms


AC – Augmentative Communication

ASD – Autistic Spectrum Disorder

AU – Autism

AT- Assistive Technology

ASL – American Sign Language

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder
ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
ABC – Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence

ABA – Applied Behavior Analysis

BIP – Behavior Intervention Plan


BSP – Behavior Support Plan


CAC – Community Advisory Committee


CEC – Council for Exceptional Children


CMH – County Mental Health


DIS – Designated Instructional Services

DSM – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual


ED – Emotionally Disturbed

FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education

FAS – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

G&T – Gifted and Talented Definition
HOH – Hard Of Hearing


ID – Intellectual Disability


IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP – Individual Education Program


IPP – Individual Program Plan

IQ – Intelligence Quotient


ISP – Individualized Family Service Plan


LD – Learning Disability


LEA – Local Education Agency


LID – Low Incidence Disability

LRE – Least Restrictive Environment

FAS – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


OHI – Other Health Impaired

ODD – Oppositional Defiant Disorder


OI – Orthopedic Impairment

MID – Mild Intellectual Disability

NCLB – No Child Left Behind

RS – Related Services

SIB – Self-Injurious Behavior


SLD – Specific Learning Disability


SLP – Speech Language Pathologist


TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury