• Commonly Used Acronyms
    ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis
    ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
    ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
    ADHD Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder
    ADL Activities of Daily Living
    AIS Academic Intervention Services
    ASL American Sign Language
    AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
    BOCES Board of Cooperative Educational Services
    CPSE Committee on Preschool Special Education
    CSE Committee on Special Education
    CT Consultant Teacher
    CTE Career and Technical Education
    DCT Direct Consultant Teacher
    DOE Department of Education
    DOH Department of Health
    EI Early Intervention
    FAPE Free and Appropriate Public Education
    FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
    ICT In-direct Consultant Teacher
    IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    IEP Individualized Education Plan
    IST Instructional Support Team
    LEA Local Educational Agency
    LEP Limited English Proficient
    LRE Least Restrictive Environment
    NCLB No Child Left Behind
    NYSED New York State Education Department
    NYSAA New York State Alternate Assessment
    OMH Office of Mental Health
    OMRDD Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
    OT Occupational Therapist
    PD Pupils with Disabilities
    PE Physical Education
    PLEP Present Levels of Educational Performance
    PT Physical Therapist
    RA Regional Associate
    RIC Regional Information Center
    RCT Regents Competency Test
    SED State Education Department
    SETRC Special Education Training Resource Center
    SLP Speech and Language Pathologist
    SRO State Review Officer
    STAC System for Tracking and Accounting of Children
    Sub CSE Subcommittee on Special Education
    SWD Students with disabilities
    VESID Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities