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A Guide to Educational Acronyms: What's in the Alphabet Soup?


This is a resource, for state legislators, teachers, parents, or others interested in education, that defines and clarifies the definitions of acronyms routinely found in legislative and policy discussions. (parent)




ADD/ADHD Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Assessment Autism Spectrum Disorder Deaf-Blind Developmental Delay Elementary Emotional Disabilities Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Laws Hearing Impairment High School Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) Individualized Education Program (IEP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Intellectual Disabilities Learning Disability Middle School Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) Speech/Language Impairment Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Impairment