Glossary of Acronyms and Terms

Representing Clients in New York & Nationwide

ADA
ADD
ADHD
ADL 
BETAC
BIMO
BOCES
BEO
CCF
CPSE
CSE
CSPD
CTS
DFY
DOH
DPD
DPM
DS
DSS
EAP
ECDC
ED
EMR
EMS
ERSS
ESL
FAPE
FERPA
FS10
FS10A
504
HI
ID
IDEA
IEP
IFSP
IHE
IHO
IQ
ITP
JTPA
LD
LEA
LEP
LRE
MH
MR
NYCENET
OMH
OMRDD
OSEP
OSES

OT
Part200 CMS
PHC
PROFS
PT
RA
RCC
REI
RFP 
RIC
RT
RTF
SED
SEALTA
SETRC
SI
SLP
SRO
SSI
STAC
TBI
TS
VESID

VI
Americans with Disabilities Act
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Activities of Daily Living
Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center (New York only)
Bimonthly Report
Board of Cooperative Educational Services (New York only)
Board of Education
Council on Children and Families (New York only)
Committee on Preschool Special Education  (New York only)
Committee on Special education (New York only)
Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
Consultant Teacher Service
Division for Youth (New York only)
Department of Health
Division of Program Development
Division of Program Monitoring (New York only)
District Superintendent
Department of Social Services (New York only)
Excellence and Accountability Program (New York only)
Early Childhood Direction Center (New York only)
Emotionally Disturbed
Educable Mentally Retarded
Office of Elementary, Middle and Secondary Education (New York only)
Educationally Related Support Service (New York only)
English as a Second Language
Free Appropriate Public Education
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (Buckley Amendment)
Federally Funded Grant Project Budget Form
Amendment – Federally Funded Grant Project Form
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Hearing Impaired
Intellectual Disability (formerly MR - Mental Retardation)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, formerly Public Law 94-142 (EHA – Education of the Handicapped Act
Individualized Education Plan
Individualized Family Service Plan
Institution of Higher Education
Impartial Hearing Officer
Intelligence Quotient
Individualized Transition Plan
Job Training Partnership Act
Learning Disabled
Local Education Agency
Limited English Proficiency
Least Restrictive Environment
Mentally Handicapped
Mentally Retarded
New York City Education Network-computer mail & electronic bulletin board (New York only)
Office of Mental Health (New York only)
Office of Mental retardation and Developmental Disabilities (New York only)
Office of Special Education Programs
Office of Special Education Services, formerly OECHC – Office for Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions
(New York only)
Occupational Therapy
Part 200 Computer Management System (New York only)
Pupils with Handicapping Conditions
Professional Office Systems – computer mail (New York only)
Physical Therapy
Regional Associate (New York only)
Regional Computer Center (New York only)
Regular Education Initiative (New York only)
Request for Proposals
Regional Information Center
Recreational Therapy
Residential Treatment Facility
State Education Department
Special Education Administrator’s Leadership Training Academy (New York only)
Special Education Training and Resource Center (New York only)
Speech Impaired
Speech Language Pathologist
State Review Officer (New York only)
Supplemental Security Income
System to Track and Account for Children (New York only)
Traumatic Brain Injury
Training Specialist
Vocational Education Services for Individuals with Disabilities (formerly OVR – Office of Vocational Rehabilitation)
(New York only)
Visually Impaired