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    ABA - Applied Behavior Analysis

    ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

    ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder

    ADHD - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    AEP - Alternative Education Program

    AI - Auditory Impairment

    APE - Adapted Physical Education 

    ARD - Admission, Review and Dismissal

    AT - Assisstive Technology

    AU - Autism

    AYP - Adequate Yearly Progress




    BIP - Behavior Intervention Plan




    CBI - Community Based Instruction

    CBVI - Community Based Vocational Instruction

    CM - Content Mastery

    COS - Child Outcome Summary

    CP - Cerebral Palsy




    DADS - Department of Aging and Disability Services

    DAEP - Disciplinary Alternative Education Program

    DB - Deaf Blind

    DD - Developmental Delayed

    DNQ - Does Not Qualify

    DMS - Diagnositic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders




    ECI - Early Childhood Intervention

    ECO - Early Childhood Outcome

    ED - Emotional Disturbance

    EHS - Early Head Start

    EOC - End of Course (exam)

    ERA - Early Reading Assessment

    ESL or ELL - English as a Second Language or English Language Learner

    ESSA - Every Student Succeeds Act

    ESY - Extended Year Services




    FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education

    FBA - Functional Behavior Assessment

    FERPA - Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

    FIE - Full Individual Evaluation




    HHSC - Health and Human Service Commission

    HLS - Home Language Survey

    HQ - Highly Qualified




    ID - Intellectual Disability

    IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    IEE - Individualized Educational Evaluation

    IEP - Individualized Education Plan

    IQ - Intelligence Quotient




    LD - Learning Disability

    LPAC - Language Proficiency Assessment Committee

    LRE - Least Restrictive Environment

    LSSP - Licensed Specialist in School Psychology




    MD - Multiple Disabilities




    NCEC - Non-Categorical Early Childhood Disability

    NCLB - No Child Left Behind

    NICHY - National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities




    O&M - Orientation and Mobility

    OCR - Office of Civil Rights

    OHI - Other Health Impairment

    OI - Orthopedic Impairment

    OJT - On the Job Training

    OT - Occupational Therapy




    PBMAS - Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System

    PDD - Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism Spectrum)

    PEIMS - Public Education Informational System

    PLAAFP - Present Level of Academic, Achievement, and Functional Performance

    PPCD - Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities

    PS - Procedural Safeguards

    PT - Physical Therapy




    RDSPD - Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

    REED - Review of Existing Evaluation Data

    RtI - Response to Intervention




    SE - Supported Employment

    SHARS - School Health and Related Services

    SI - Speech Impairment

    SLD - Specific Learning Disability

    SLP - Speech Language Pathologist

    SSI - Student Success Initiative

    STAAR - State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

    STAAR-Alt - State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness - Alternate




    TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury

    TBSI - Texas Behavior Support Initiative

    TCB - Texas Commistion for the Blind

    TEA - Texas Education Agency 

    TEKS - Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

    TELPAS - Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System

    TSBVI - Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    TSD - Texas School for the Deaf

    TWC - Texas Workforce Commission




    VAC - Vocational Adjustment Class

    VI - Visual Impairment