Pupil Personnel Services / Special Education


School Age
Special Education

Pre-school Special Education (CPSE)

Student Support Team (SST)

Procedural Safe Guard Notice

Dignity For All Students Act

Commonly Used Acronyms



Commonly Used Acronyms

ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADHD Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL Activities of Daily Living
AIS Academic Intervention Services
ASL American Sign Language
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
BOCES Board of Cooperative Educational Services
CPSE Committee on Preschool Special Education
CSE Committee on Special Education
CT Consultant Teacher
CTE Career and Technical Education
DCT Direct Consultant Teacher
DOE Department of Education
DOH Department of Health
EI Early Intervention
FAPE Free and Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
ICT In-direct Consultant Teacher
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individualized Education Plan
IST Instructional Support Team
LEA Local Educational Agency
LEP Limited English Proficient
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
NCLB No Child Left Behind
NYSED New York State Education Department
NYSAA New York State Alternate Assessment
OMH Office of Mental Health
OPWDD Office of People with Developmental Disabilities
OT Occupational Therapist
PD Pupils with Disabilities
PE Physical Education
PLEP Present Levels of Educational Performance
PT Physical Therapist
RA Regional Associate
RIC Regional Information Center
RCT Regents Competency Test
SED State Education Department
SETRC Special Education Training Resource Center
SLP Speech and Language Pathologist
SRO State Review Officer
STAC System for Tracking and Accounting of Children
Sub CSE Subcommittee on Special Education
SWD Students with disabilities

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