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Disability & Special Education Acronyms (A legacy resource from NICHCY) (Updated May 2014)

Description:

The disability community is full of acronyms that people constantly use in writing and in conversation, and it’s important to know what those acronyms stand for. Acronyms are used in order to abbreviate names or phrases. The CPIR is pleased to provide this list of special education and disability-related acronyms, and hope it helps our readers quickly connect with the meaning of pivotal acronyms in the field.

Tag(s): ADD/ADHD After High School Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Deaf-Blind Developmental Delay Disability Characteristics Early Intervention Elementary Emotional Disabilities Federal Laws Hearing Impairment High School Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Intellectual Disabilities Learning Disability Middle School Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Parent/Family Preschool Professional Resources Speech/Language Impairment State/National Organizations Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Impairment