Printable Version of Acronyms

AAC/ Alternative Augmentative Communication
ABA/ Applied Behavioral Analysis
ADA/ Americans with Disabilities Act
ADL/ Activities of 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 (Vermont Agency of Education PDF)
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 (State Board of Education PDF)
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
Flexible Pathways (Vermont Agency of Education webpage)
FOIA/ Freedom of Information Act
GLE/Grade Level Expectations
GMSA/ Green Mountain Self Advocates (GMSA website)
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
ITP/ Individualized 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 Support
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
SSI/ Supplemental Security Income
TDD/ Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf
VCIL Vermont Center for Independent Living
Vermont Framework of Standards (Vermont Agency of Education PDF)
Voc Ed/ Vocational Education
VR/ Vocational Rehabilitation
WIOA Workforce Investment Opportunity Act