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Special Education Acronyms

Special Education is full of acronyms. Some of them are from federal law, some from the state, and some are unique to AISD. Here is a list of some of the more common acronyms and what they stand for.

AI–Auditory Impairment AT-Assistive Technology AU/ASD-Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorders
ARD–Admission, Review, Dismissal
BIP–Behavior Intervention Plan
DB–Deaf Blindness
ECI–Early Childhood Intervention
ED–Emotionally Disturbed
ELL/LEP–English Language Learner/Limited English Proficiency
ESC–Educational Service Center
ESY–Extended School Year
FAPE–Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA–Functional Behavior Analysis
FERPA–Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
FLS–Functional Life Skills
IDEA–Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP–Individual Education Plan
LRE–Least Restrict Environment
MR–Mental Retardation (Intellectual Disabilities)
NCLB–No Child Left Behind Act
OHI–Other Health Impaired