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ABA Applied Behavior Analysis
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder 
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL Activities of Daily Living
AE Age Equivalent
AHEAD Association on Higher Education and Disabilities
APE Adaptive Physical Education
APTD Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled
AS Asperger's Syndrome or Autism Spectrum
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorders
ASL American Sign Language
BASC Behavior Intervention Plan
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
CA Chronological Age
CAP Client Assistance Program
CAPD Central Auditory Processing Disorder
CEC Council for Exceptional Children
CHADD Children with Attention Deficit Disorders
CHINS Children in Need of Services
CODA Children of Deaf Adults
COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
CP Cerebral Palsy
CSE Committee on Special Education 
CTBS California Test of Basic Skills
CTONI Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence
CTOPP Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing
DCD Developmental Coordination Disorder
DD Developmental Delay
DD Developmental Disability
DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DSS Disability and Support Services
EH Emotionally Handicapped
EI Early Intervention
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
ESY Extended School Year
EVT Expressive Vocabulary Test
FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FBA Functional Behavior Assessment
fMRI Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
FV Family Violence
GAL Guardian ad Litem
GE Grade Equivalent
GLE Grade Level Expectations
HI Hearing Impaired
HOH Hard of Hearing 
IDA International Dyslexia Association 
IEP Individualized Education Plan
ITP Individual Transition Plan 
KABC Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children
KTEA Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement
LD Learning Disability 
LDA Learning Disability Association
MA Mental Age
MAT/CMAT Comprehensive Mathematics Abilities Test
MBD Minimal Brain Dysfunction 
MD Muscular Dystrophy
MICE Multi-Sensory Intervention through Consultation and Education
MR Mental Retardation
NAEP National Assessment of Educational Performance
NAMI National Alliance for Mentally Ill
NCLD National Center for Learning Disability 
NIH National Institute for Health
NILD National Institute for Learning Disability 
NIMH National Institute for Mental Health 
NORD National Organization for Rare Disorders
NOS Not Otherwise Specified
NPND National Parent Network on Disabilities
NVLD (or NLD) Non-Verbal Learning Disability
OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ODD Oppositional Defiance Disorder
OHI Other Health Impaired
OMRDD Office of Mentally Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
OT Occupational Therapy
PASS Plan for Achieving Self-Sufficiency
PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PDD/NOS Pervasive Developmental Disorder/ Not Otherwise Specified
PPVT Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
PSAT Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
PT Physical Therapist
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
RAD Reactive Attachment Disorder
RFBD Recording for the Blind Dyslexic
RSP Resource Specialist Program
SAIF Specialist in the Assessment of Intellectual Functioning
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
SED State Education Department; Severly Emotional Disturbed
SES Supplemental Educational Services
SI Sensory Integration
SLP Speech and Language Pathologist
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TESOL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
TOWL-3 Test of Written Language, 3rd edition
TOWRE Test of Word Reading Efficiency
TTD Tele-Typewriting Device
VA Volunteer Advocate
W-J-III Woodcock-Johnson Test, 3rd edition
WAIS Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale
WIAT Weschler Individual Achievement Test
WISC-IV Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children, 4th edition
YDC Youth Development Center
YSDC Youth Services Detention Center


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