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 www.ada.gov
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder draccess.org/AssessmentChecklistASD.html
ASL American Sign Language nidcd.nih.gov/health/american-sign-language
AT Assistive Technology dds.ca.gov/AT/at_network.cfm
CDE California Department of Education cde.ca.gov
COE County Office of Education cde.ca.gov/re/sd/co/index.asp
DDS California Department of Developmental Services dds.ca.gov
DHOH/DHH Deaf and Hard of Hearing draccess.org/UsingDRDP2015ChildrenDHH.html
DLL Dual Language Learner cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ce/documents/dllresearchpapers.pdf
DRDP Desired Results Developmental Profile draccess.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/DRDP2015IT.pdf
draccess.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/DRDP2015PSF.pdf
ECE Early Childhood Education cde.ca.gov/sp/cd
ECERS Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale ers.fpg.unc.edu
ECSE Early Childhood Special Education seedsofpartnership.org/earlyChildhoodHandbook.html
EESD California Department of Education’s Early Education and Support Division cde.ca.gov/re/di/or/cdd.asp
EI Early Intervention ed.gov/programs/osepeip/index.html
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/edlite-FAPE504.html
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions draccess.org/faq
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
I/T, PS Infant/Toddler, Preschool draccess.org/assessors
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act sites.ed.gov/idea/
IEP Individualized Education Program ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/iepguide/index.html
IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan sites.ed.gov/idea/regs/c/a/303.20
LEA Local Education Agency cde.ca.gov/nclb/sr/le
LRE Least Restrictive Environment disabilityrightsca.org/system/files/file-attachments/504001Ch07.pdf
MIS Management Information System beta.seis.org
OI Orthopedic Impairment draccess.org/UsingDRDP2015ChildrenPD.html
OSEP US Dept of Education Office of Special Education Programs ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html
OT Occupational Therapy aota.org/Practice/Children-Youth/Early-Intervention.aspx
PT Physical Therapy pediatricapta.org/pdfs/IDEA%20Schools.pdf
SED California Department of Education’s Special Education Division cde.ca.gov/re/di/or/sed.asp
SELPA Special Education Local Plan Area cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/caselpas.asp
SLP Speech/Language Pathologist asha.org/Students/Speech-Language-Pathologists
SPP/APR State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report sites.ed.gov/idea/spp-apr
SSID Statewide Student Identifier cde.ca.gov/ds/sp/cl/ssid.asp
UDL Universal Design for Learning udlcenter.org
VI Visual Impairment draccess.org/AssessmentChecklistVI.html