Common Abbreviations used by the Desired Results Access Project

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This document defines common abbreviations associated with fields of early intervention, early childhood education, and early childhood special education that are used in the Desired Results Access Project’s documents and resources.

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASL

American Sign Language

AT

Assistive Technology

CASEMIS

California Special Education Management Information System

CDE

California Department of Education

COE

County Office of Education

DDS

California Department of Developmental Services

DHOH (also as DHH)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

DLL

Dual Language Learner

DRDP

Desired Results Developmental Profile

ECE

Early Childhood Education

ECERS

Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale

ECSE

Early Childhood Special Education

EESD

California Department of Education’s Early Education and Support Division

EI

Early Intervention

EL

English Learner

FAPE

Free Appropriate Public Education

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

I/T, PS, TK, K

Infant/Toddler, Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP

Individualized Education Program

IFSP

Individualized Family Service Plan

LEA

Local Education Agency

LCFF

Local Control Funding Formula

LRE

Least Restrictive Environment

MIS

Management Information System

OI

Orthopedic Impairment

OSEP

US Dept of Education Office of Special Education Programs

OT

Occupational Therapy

PT

Physical Therapy

SED

California Department of Education’s Special Education Division

SELPA

Special Education Local Plan Area

SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

SPP/APR

State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report

SSID

Statewide Student Identifier

UDL

Universal Design for Learning

VI

Visual Impairment