AAC – Alternative Augmentative Communication

ABA – Applied Behavioral Analysis

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

ADL – Activities for Daily Living

AOE – Agency of Education

APE – Adaptive Physical Education

ASL – American Sign Language

AT – Assistive Technology

AYP – Adequate Yearly Progress

BCBA – Board Certified Behavior Analyst

CCSS – Common Core Standards

CFR – Code of Federal Regulations

CSHN – Children with Special Health Needs

CSP – Coordinated Service Plan

DSM – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by the American Psychiatric Association

ED – U.S. Department of Education

EQS – Education Quality Standards

ELL – English Language Learner

ESL – English as a Second Language

ESY – Extended School Year Services

EST – Educational Support Team

EPT – Evaluation Planning Team

FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education

FBA – Functional Behavioral Assessment

FC – Facilitated Communication

FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FOIA – Freedom of Information Act

GLE – Grade Level Expectations

GMSA – Green Mountain Self Advocates

HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act

ID – Intellectual Disabilities

IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEE – Independent Educational Evaluation

IEP – Individualized Education Program

ILP – Individual Learning Plan

IPE – Individual Plan for Employment

ITP – Individual Transition Plan

LEA – Local Education Agency

LRE – Least Restrictive Environment

MTSS – Multi-Tier System of Supports

OCR – Office of Civil Rights

OSEP – Office of Special Education Programs

OT – Occupational Therapy

PBS – Positive Behavior Supports

PBIS – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

PCA – personal Care Attendant

PETS – Pre-Employment Transition Services

PLP – Personalized Learning Plans

PLEFP – Present Levels of Educational and Functional performance

PBGR’s – Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements

PTI – Parent Training and Information Center

RS – Related services

SAS – Supplementary Aids and Services

SEA – State Education Agency

Section 504 – Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

SSDI – Social Security Disability Income

TDD – Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf

VCIL – Vermont Center for Independent Living

Voc Ed – Vocational Education

VR – Vocational Rehabilitation

WIOA – Workforce Investment Opportunity Act