160 S. Progress Avenue, Suite 1-A, Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: 717-671-4602 FAX: 717-671-4604
Educational Acronyms Related to Special Needs
ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ALD Assisted Listening Device
APS Approved Private School
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASL American Sign Language
AVTS Area Vocational Technical School
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
BEC Basic Education Circular
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
BSE Bureau of Special Education
CBA Curriculum-Based Assessment
CERC  Corrections Education Records Center
CTC  Career and Technical Education Center
DIBELS  Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy  Skills
DPW  Department of Public Welfare
ED  Emotional Disturbance
EI  Early Intervention
ELL  English Language Learners
ER  Evaluation Report
ESL  English as a Second Language
ESOL  English for Speakers for Other Languages
ESY  Extended School Year
FAPE  Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA  Functional Behavioral Assessment
FERPA  Family Educational Rights Privacy Act
IDEA  Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEE  Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP  Individualized Education Program
LEA  Local Educational Agency
LEP  Limited English Proficiency
LRE  Least Restrictive Environment
MA  Medical Assistance
MD  Multiple Disabilities
MDT  Multidisciplinary Team
NCLB  No Child Left Behind
NOREP  Notice of Recommended Educational Placement
O & M  Orientation and Mobility
OCD  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ODD  Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OSEP  Office of Special Education Programs
OT  Occupational Therapy
OVR  Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
PASA  Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment
PaTTAN  Pennsylvania Training & Technical Assistance Network
PDD  Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PDD-NOS  Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not otherwise Specified
PDE  Pennsylvania Department of Education
PSSA  Pennsylvania State System of Assessment
PT  Physical Therapy
RTI  Response to Intervention
SBBH  School Based Behavioral Health
SDI  Specially Designed Instruction
SEA  State Educational Agency
SLD  Specific Learning Disability
STL  Short Term Loan
SWPBIS  School wide Positive Behavior Interventions & Support
TBI  Traumatic Brain Injury
TDD  Telecommunication Device for the Deaf
TSS  Therapeutic Staff Support
VI  Visual Impairment