Oregon Department of Education

Acronyms Commonly Used In Special Education

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AA-MAS Alternate Assessment-Modified Achievement Standards
AAMD American Association on Mental Deficiency
ASA American Association of School Administrators
ABE Adult Basic Education
ACA American Counseling Association
ACEP Adult Corrections Education Program
ACLD Association for Children with Learning Disabilities
ACROS Automated Cross Referencing Occupational System
ACT American College Testing
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADC Aid to Dependent Children
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADM Average Daily Membership
ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution
ADVOC-NET Adult Vocational Network
AER Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
AERA American Educational Research Association
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AFSD Adult and Family Services Division
AFT American Federation of Teachers
AHSD Adult High School Diploma
AIR American Institute for Research
AIM Accessible Instructional Materials
AIT Agency for Instructional Technology
ALO Alternative Learning Options
AOI Associated Oregon Industries
APA American Psychological Association
APR Annual Performance Report
ArcO Previously know as Association for Retarded Citizens and now the initials are the name of the organization
Arc Arc of Oregon
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASA Autism Society of America
ASC Advanced Study Center
ASCD American Society for Curriculum Development
ASO Autism Society of Oregon
ASCD Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASOHI Association for Severely Other Health Impaired
AT Assistive Technology
ATC Area Technical Center
AVA American Vocational Association
AVEA Adult Vocational Education Association
AVEPDA American Vocational Education Personnel Development Association
AVERA American Vocational Education Research Association
AVTI Area Vocational Technical Institute
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
BA Bachelor of Arts
BASIS Basic Adult Skills Inventory System
BD Behavior Disorder
BD Brain Damaged
BEST Basic Education Study Team
BI Brain Injury
BIA Brain Injury Association
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BIAO Brain Injury Association of Oregon
BIL Business, Industry, and Labor
BRT Business Round Table
BS Bachelor of Science
BVI Blind/Vision Impaired
CA Chronological Age
CADRE Coalition for Alternative Dispute Resolution
CAM Certificate of Advanced Mastery
CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate
CAT Committee on Accessible Transportation
CDC Centers for Disease Control
CDRC Child Development and Rehabilitation Center
CDS Child Development Specialist
CEC Council for Exceptional Children (Oregon Federation)
CFLA Community Family and Living Amendments
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHAP Child Health Assurance Program
CHD Center on Human Development
CIL Center for Independent Living
CIM Certificate of Initial Mastery
CLASS Classroom Assessment Scoring System
CMHP Community Mental Health Program
CORP Central Oregon Regional Program
COSA Confederation of Oregon School Administrators
COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
CP Cerebral Palsy
CPPC Cooperative Personnel Planning Council
CRP Columbia Regional Program
CSEF Center for Special Education Finance
CSPD Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
CTT Community Transition Team
D&E Diagnosis and Evaluation
DARTS Day and Residential Treatment Services
DB Deafblind
DD Developmental Disability
DD Developmentally Delayed
DDC Developmental Disabilities Council
DDD Division of Developmental Disabilities
D/HH Deaf/Hard of Hearing
DHHAP Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Program
DHR Department of Human Resources
DHS Department of Human Services
DOE Department of Education
DS Direction Service
DTC District Testing Coordinator
EAO Epilepsy Association of Oregon
EBISS Effective Behavioral and Instructional Support Systems
ECE Early Childhood Education
ECR Electronic Corrections Report
ECSE Early Childhood Special Education
ED Emotionally Disturbed
EEC Education Evaluation Center, Western Oregon University
EHA Education of the Handicapped Act
El Early Intervention
EI/ECSE Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
EIS Early Intervening Services
ELL English Language Learner
EORP Eastern Oregon Regional Program
EPSDT Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
ERC Education Resource Center
ESA Education Service Agency
ESD Education Service District
ESL English as a Second Language
ESOL English as a Second or Other Language
ESY Extended School Year (K-12)
EYS Extended Year Services (ECSE)
FACT Families and Communities Together
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
FBLA Future Business Leaders of America
FC Foster Care
FDAB Fair Dismissal Appeals Board
FEAT Families for Early Autism Treatment
FERPA Family Education and Right to Privacy Act
FFA Future Farmers of America
FHA Future Homemakers of America/Home Economics Related Occupations
FIPSE Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act
FMLA Family Medical Leave Act
FOCI Focus on College Issues
FR Federal Register
FSA Family Support Act
FSH Foundation for Science and the Handicapped
FSHA First Source Hiring Agreement
FTE Full-time Equivalent
FY Fiscal Year
GAO General Accounting Office
GAPS Guardianship, Advocacy, and Protective Services
GED General Educational Development
GLARRC Great Lakes Area Regional Resource Center
GPO Government Printing Office
HCFA Health Care Finance Administration
HERO Home Economics Related Occupations
HHS Health and Human Services
HI Health Impaired
HI Hearing Impaired
HKLB Healthy Kids Learn Better
HOA Health Occupations Administration
HOE Health Occupational Education
HOSA Health Occupations Students of America
HS Head Start
HS High School
HSC High School Completion
HUD Housing and Urban Development
ICC Interagency Coordinating Council
ICF/MR Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded
ID Intellectual Disability
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individualized Education Program
IES Interagency Educational Services
IFSP Individual Family Service Plan
IHE Institutions of Higher Education
IHP Individualized Habilitation Program or Plan
IHTP Individualized Habilitation and Treatment Plan
ILC Independent Living Center
ILP Independent Living Plan
IMC Instructional Materials Center
IML Instructional Materials Laboratory
Int D Intellectual Disability
IOM Institute of Medicine
IPC Industry Planning Council
IPL Initial Program Load
IPOD Interstate Project on Dissemination
IPP Individualized Program Plan
IQ Intelligence Quotient
IRCA Immigration Reform and Control Act
IRD Intergovernmental Relations Department
IRIS Intergovernmental Research Information Services
ISP Individualized Service Plan
ITEA International Technology Education Association
ITH Intensive Training Home
ITIP Instructional Theory Into Practice
JDEP Juvenile Detention Education Program
JDRP Joint Dissemination Review Panel
JRP Juvenile Rights Project
JOBS Job Opportunities and Basic Skills
JTPA Job Training Partnership Act
KABC Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children
LD Learning Disabled
LDA Learning Disabilities Association
LEA Local Education Agency (usually the local school district)
LEDS Law Enforcement Data System
LEP Limited English Proficient
LICC Local Interagency Coordinating Council
LPTA Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
LTCF Long Term Care Facility
LTCT Long Term Care and Treatment
LWV League of Women Voters
MA Master of Arts
MA Mental Age
MBD Minimal Brain Dysfunction
MBO Management by Objective
MDT Multidisciplinary Team
M/ED Mental or Emotional Disturbance
MESC Migrant Education Service Center
MFCU Medically Fragile Children’s Unit
MH Multiply Handicapped
MIS Management Information Systems
MORP Mid-Oregon Regional Program
MORS Mid-Oregon Regional Services
MSO Monitoring Systems and Outcomes
NAB National Alliance of Business
NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress
NASP National Association of School Principals
NAEYC National Association for the Education of Young Children
NAGB National Assessment Governing Board
NAIS National Association of Independent Schools
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NASASPS National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools
NASBE National Association of State Boards of Education
NASDSE National Association of State Directors of Special Education
NASSP National Association of Secondary School Principals
NAVE National Academy for Vocational Educators
NBPTS National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
NCEO National Center for Educational Outcomes
NCES National Center for Education Statistics
NCEST National Council for Evaluation, Standards, and Testing
NCME National Council on Measurement in Education
NCOVE National Council on Vocational Education
NCRVE National Center for Research in Vocational Education
NCSESA National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment
NEA National Education Association
NECTAS National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System
NERRC New England Regional Resource Center
NFB National Federation of the Blind
NGA National Governors Association
NICEM National Information Center for Educational Media
NICHCY National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NIDRR National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NIE National Institutes of Education
NIMAS National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard
NPTA National Parents and Teachers Association
NRC National Research Council
NSBA National School Boards Association
NSF National Science Foundation
NWAEA Northwest Adult Education Association
NWCCC Northwest Curriculum Coordination Center
NWEA Northwest Evaluation Association
NWREL Northwest Regional Education Laboratory
OAAE Oregon Alliance for Arts Education
OABC Oregon Architectural Barriers Council
OAC Oregon Advocacy Center (Formerly ODDAC)
[in other states, similar agencies are known as the Protection and Advocacy Center]
OACOA Oregon Association of Central Office Administration
OAD Oregon Association of the Deaf
OAESD Oregon Association of Education Service Districts
OAEYC Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children
OAR Oregon Administrative Rules
OARF Oregon Association of Rehabilitative Facilities
OASCD Oregon Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
OASE Oregon Association of School Executives
OASSA Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators
OATC Oregon Advanced Technology Center
OAVSNP Oregon Association of Vocational Special Needs Personnel
OBE Oregon Board of Education
OCA Oregon Counseling Association
OCCA Oregon Community College Association
OCCF Oregon Commission on Children and Families
OCCS Office of Community College Services
OCDA Oregon Career Development Association
OCEA Oregon Community Education Association
OCEDC Oregon Community Education Development Center
OCEDHH Oregon Coalition of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
OCIS Oregon Career Information System
OCPT Oregon Congress of Parents and Teachers (formerly Parent-Teacher Association)
OCR Office of Civil Rights
ODAS Occupational Data Analysis System
ODC Oregon Disabilities Commission
ODE Oregon Department of Education
OE Open Entries
OEA Oregon Education Association
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OED Oregon Employment Division
OEDD Oregon Economic Development Department
OFT Oregon Federation of Teachers
OHI Other Health Impaired
OHMAS Office of Mental Health and Addiction Service
OHP Oregon Health Plan
OHSPP Oregon Headstart Pre-kindergarten Program
OHSU Oregon Health Sciences University
OI Orthopedic Impairment
OIEA Oregon Indian Education Association
OIT Oregon Institute of Technology
OJT On the Job Training
OMA Oregon Mediation Association
OMAP Office of Medical Assistance Programs
OMB Office of Management and Budget (federal)
OMEA Oregon Multicultural Education Association
OPB Oregon Public Broadcasting
OPEN Oregon Public Education Network
OPTA Oregon Public Transportation Association
OR-OSHA Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division
OrPTI Oregon Parent Training and Information Center
ORS Oregon Revised Statutes
ORSEEC Oregon Special Education Employment Clearinghouse
ORU Oregon Riders Unlimited
OSB Oregon School for the Blind
OSBA Oregon School Boards Association
OSCA Oregon School Counselor Association
OSD Oregon School for the Deaf
OSEA Oregon School Employees Association
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education
OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Federal)
OSNA Oregon School Nurses Association
OSO Oregon Special Olympics
OSL&P Office of Student Learning & Partnerships
OSPA Oregon School Psychologists Association
OSPI Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
OSU Oregon State University
OT Occupational Therapy/Therapist
OTAP Oregon Technology Access Program
OTIS Oregon Total Information Systems
OTMC Oregon Textbook Media Center
OUS Oregon University System
OVSA Oregon Very Special Arts
OWA Oregon Women for Agriculture
OYA Oregon Youth Authority
P and A Protection and Advocacy (in Oregon, this is the Oregon Advocacy Center [OAC])
PAVE Parents Advocating for Vocational Education
PBIS Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports
PCMR Presidents Committee on Mental Retardation
PERS Public Employees Retirement System
PIC Private Industry Council
PIP Parent Information Packet
PL Public Law
PL 94-142 The original Federal legislation authorizing the education of the children who have handicaps (Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1973).
PL 99-457 1986 Amendments to PL 94-142 Reauthorization of Federal legislation guaranteeing children with handicaps the right to free public education and to include birth to 6 years.
PL 101-476 1991 Amendments (IDEA)
PL 105-17 1997 Amendments (IDEA)
PLATO Programmed Logic Automatic Teaching Operations
PPS Portland Public Schools
PPS Pupil Personnel Services
PROMISE Providence Regional Outreach for Medically Impaired Students Education
PSU Portland State University
PT Physical Therapy/Therapists
PTA (See OCPT formerly Parent Teacher Association)
PTG Parent Teacher Group
PVS Private Vocational Schools
PY Project Year
QMRP Qualified Mental Retardation Professional
RCF Residential Care Facility
RCH Residential Care Home
R&D Research & Development
RFP Request for Proposal
RMT Regional Management Team
RIO Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon
RN Registered Nurse
RSA Regional Service Agency, US Department of Education
R & T Research and Training
RTH Residential Training Home
RTI Response to Intervention
RWQC Regional Workforce Quality Committee
SACCVE State Advisory Council for Career and Vocational Education
SACSE State Advisory Council for Special Education
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
SBE State Board of Education
SCSHN Services for Children with Special Health Needs (formerly CCS)
SDA Service Delivery Area
SDFS Safe and Drug Free School and Communities
SDFSA Safe and Drug Free School Act
SDS Self-Directed Supports
SDSD Senior and Disabled Services Division
SEA State Education Agency
SECC Special Education Child Count
SED Seriously Emotionally Disabled
SEDC Special Education Data Collection
SERVE Secondary Education Reporting of Vocational Enrollment
SET Student Effectiveness Team
SET Collection Suspension, Expulsion, Removal & Truancy Collection
SHHH Self-Help for Hard of Hearing
SHI Specialized Housing Inc.
SICC State Interagency Coordinating Council
SILP Semi-Independent Living Program
SIMR State Identified Measurable Results
SIS Shared Information Systems
SLC Structured Learning Center
SLD Specific Learning Disability
SLR State Liaison Representative
SOI Severe Orthopedic Impairment
SORP Southern Oregon Regional Program
SOSCF State Office for Services to Children and Families
SOU Southern Oregon University
SPED Special Education
SPP Statewide Performance Plan
SPR&I Systems Performance Review & Improvement
SSA Social Security Act
SSD Social Security Disability
SSDI Social Security Disability Income
SSI Statewide Systemic Initiative (NSF)
SSI Supplemental Security Income
SSIP State Systemic Improvement Plan
SST Student Study Team
SWOCC Southwest Oregon Community College
TAG Talented and Gifted
TASH The Association for Persons with Severe Disabilities
TBABS Talking Books and Braille Services
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TDD Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf
TFC Together for Children
TIMSS Third International Math and Science Study
TIP Teacher Improvement Process
TLC Therapeutic Learning Center
TPP Teen Parent Program
TR Teaching Research Division of Western Oregon University
TSPC Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
TTY Teletypewriter (phone system for deaf individuals - see TDD)
2 + 2 Two years in HS, two years CC - course articulation
U of O University of Oregon
UAF University Affiliated Facility
UAP University Affiliated Program
UCP United Cerebral Palsy
US DOE United States Department of Education
USDE United States Department of Education
USED United States Education Department
VEDS Vocational Education Data Systems
VI Visually Impaired
VRD Vocational Rehabilitation Division
VSA Very Special Arts
VSAO Very Special Arts - Oregon
WAC Work Activity Center
WESD-OTMC WESD - Oregon Textbook and Media Center f/t Visually Impaired
WISC-R Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children - Revised
WOU Western Oregon University
WQC Workplace Quality Council
WRRC Western Regional Resource Center
YCEP Youth Correction Education Program
YLF Youth Leadership Forum
YTP Youth Transition Program

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