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Common Disabilities Acronyms

ADA-Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD-Attention Deficit Disorder

AD/HD-Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder– Mainly inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive or combined type

APE-Adaptive Physical Education

ASL-American Sign Language

AT-Assistive Technology

BIP-Behavior Intervention Plan

CD-Cognitive Disability

CWD-Child with a Disability


DD-Developmental Delay

D/HOH-Deaf/Hard of Hearing

DODD-Ohio Department of Developmental Disability

DP-Due Process

ED-Emotional Disturbance

EI-Early Intervention

EIS-Early Intervention Services

ESC-Educational Service Center

ESY-Extended School Year

ETR-Evaluation Team Report

FAPE-Free Appropriate Public Education

FBA-Functional Behavior Assessment

HI-Hearing Impairment

IAES-Interim Alternative Educational Setting

IAEP-Interim Alternative Educational Placement


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004, Also Known As: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

IEP-Individualized Education Program

IFSP-Individual Family Service Plan

IHO-Impartial Hearing Officer

IRC-Instructional Resource Center

ITP-Individualized Transition Plan (Part of an IEP for Students ages 14+)

LD-Learning Disability

LEA-Local Educational Agency

LRE-Least Restrictive Environment

MD-Multiple Disabilities

MFE-Multi-factored Evaluation (discontinued term 2/1/07)

OCALI-Ohio Center for Autism & Low Incidence

OCD-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCECD-Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

OCR-Office for Civil Rights

ODD-Oppositional Defiant Disorder

ODH-Ohio Department of Health

ODMH-Ohio Department of Mental Health

OEC-Office for Exceptional Children

OHI-Other Health Impairment

OI-Orthopedic Impairment

OLRS-Ohio Legal Rights Service

OSD-Ohio School for the Deaf

OSEP-Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

OSSB-Ohio State School for the Blind

OT-Occupational Therapy

PBI-Positive Behavior Intervention

PBM-Positive Behavior Management

PBS-Positive Behavior Support

PDD-Pervasive Development Disorder

PT-Physical Therapy

RTI-Response to Intervention

SE-Special Education

SEA-State Educational Agency

SERRC-Special Educational Regional Resource Center (Replaced by SST)

SLD-Specific Learning Disability

SLP-Speech-language Pathologist

SLRO-State Level Review Officer

SOP-Summary of Performance

SST-State Support Team

SWD-Student with a Disability

TBI-Traumatic Brain Injury

TDD-Telephone Device for the Deaf

VI-Visual Impairment

504-Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973)