UNDERSTANDING ACRONYMS

504: Rehabilitation Act of 1973

ACCES-VR: Adult Career & Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation

ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder

BIP: Behavior Intervention Plan

BOCES: Board of Cooperative Educational Services

BOE: Board of Education

CDOS: Career Development and Occupational Studies

CH: Community Habilitation

CPSE: Committee on Preschool Special Education

CSE: Committee on Special Education

DD: Developmental Disability

DDPC: Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

DDRO: Developmental Disabilities Regional Office

DOH: Department of Health

ED: Emotionally Disturbed

ESL: English Second Language

ESY: Extended School Year

FAPE: Free and Appropriate Public Education

FBA: Functional Behavioral Assessment

FOIL: Freedom of Information Law

FSS: Family Support Services

HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP: Individualized Education Program

ISP: Individualized Service Plan

ISS: Individualized Support Services

LC: Life Counselor

LCED: Level of Care Eligibility Determination

LD: Learning Disability

LDANYS: Learning Disabilities Association of New York State

LIFE: Learning, Independence, Friendship, Empowerment

LRE: Least Restrictive Environment

M/WBE: Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise

MH: Mental Health

MSC: Medicaid Service Coordinator

NCLB: No Child Left Behind

NOD: Notice of Decision

NYSED/SED: New York State Education Department

OASAS: Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse

OCFS: Office of Children and Family Services

OHI: Other Health Impaired

OMH: Office of Mental Health

OMIG: Office of Medicaid Inspector General

OPWDD: Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

SD: Self Determination

SED: State Education Department

SEMP: Supported Employment

SSA: Social Security Administration

SSDI: Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI: Supplemental Security Income

TANF: Temporary Assistance Needy Families

TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury

VESID: Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities