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Acronyms & Definitions

Special Education Acronyms & Definitions


Below are some of the most commonly used acronyms related to special education.

ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis
ABC Antecedent Behavior Consequence
ACR Annual Case Review
AT Assistive Technology
BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst
BDDS Bureau of Developmental Disability Services
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
CC Case Conference
CCC Case Conference Committee
CEC Council for Exceptional Children
CED Council for Exceptional Children
DOE Department of Education
ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act
ESY Extended School Year
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavior Assessment
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Private Act
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDOE Indiana Department of Education
IEP Individualized Education Program
IIEP Indiana Individualized Education Plan
IN*SOURCE Special Education Parent Support
IRCA Indiana Resource Center for Autism
LEA Local Education Agency
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
PAR Public Agency Representative
PBS Positive Behavior Supports
PRE-ETs Pre-employment Transition Services
SDI Specially Designed Instruction
SE/SpEd Special Education
TOR Teacher of Record
TOS Teacher of Service
UDL Universal Design for Learning
VR Vocational Rehabilitation