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504 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
AAR Academic Achievement Record
ABA Applied Behavior Analysis
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
AEP Alternative Education Program
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder (Hyperactive and/or Inattentive types)
AGC Access to the General Curriculum
AI Auditory Impairment
APE Adaptive Physical Education
ARD Admission, Review and Dismissal
ASD/AU Autism Spectrum Disorder
AT Assistive Technology
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
BOT Board of Trustees
CBM Curriculum Based Measurement
CCLC Federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CF Child Find
CIS Communities In Schools
CTE Career and Technical Education
DAEP Disciplinary Alternative Education Program
DB Deaf-Blind
DD Developmental Delay
DOI District of Innovation
DP Due Process
ECI Early Childhood Intervention
ED Emotional Disturbance
EIS Early Intervening Services
ELL English Language Learner
ESC Education Service Center
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ESL English as a Second Language
ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act (2015)
ESY Extended School Year Services
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FIE Full and Individual Evaluation
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FSP Foundation School Program
HHSC Texas Health and Human Services Commission
HI Hearing Impairment
IAES Interim Alternative Educational Setting
ID Intellectual Disability
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004
IDEA B IDEA programs for children with disabilities, ages 3-21
IDEA C IDEA programs for children with disabilities, ages 0-2
IEE Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP Individualized Education Plan
IFSP Individualized Family Services Plan
LEA Local Education Agency
LEP Limited English Proficient
LPAC Language Proficiency Assessment Committee
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
LSSP Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
MD Multiple Disabilities
MDR Manifestation Determination Review
NCLB No Child Left Behind Act
O&M Orientation & Mobility
OCR US Office for Civil Rights
OHI Other Health Impairment
OI Orthopedic Impairment
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Dept of Ed
OSERS Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services
OT Occupational Therapy
PBIS Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support
PBMAS Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System
PEIMS Public Education Information Management Systems
PIR Public Information Request
PLAAFP Present Levels of Academic Achievement & Functional Performance
PPCD Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities
PT Physical Therapy
PTI Parent Training and Information Center
RDSPD Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
REED Response to InterventioN
SEA State Education Center
SHARS School Health & Related Services (Medicaid)
SLD/LD Specific Learning Disability
SLI Speech/Language Impairment
SLP Speech/Language Pathologist
SSI Student Success Initiative
SSIP Systematic State Improvement Plan
STAAR State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness
STAAR-Alt State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness Alternate
STAAR-EOC End of Course, State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness
TAC Texas Administrative Code
TAPR Texas Academic Performance Reports
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TBVI Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired
TELPAS TX English Language Proficiency Assessment System
TEC Texas Education Code
TEA Texas Education Agency
TEKS Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
TPEIR Texas Public Education Information Resource
TSBVI Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
TSD Texas School for the Deaf
T-STEM TX Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academies
TWC Texas Workforce Commission
TxVSN Texas Virtual School Network
USDE US Department of Education
VI Visual Impairment
VR Vocational Rehabilitation

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