|ADD||Attention Deficit Disorder|
|ADHD||Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder|
|AODA||Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse|
|APR||Annual Performance Report|
|ARRA||American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
also known as President Obama's Stimulus Package which provides economic assistance to the US in 2009-11
|AYP||Adequate Yearly Progress|
|BIP||Behavior Intervention Plan|
|CASS||Council of Administrators of Special Services
Formerly CAPS & CASE; A professional organization for Special Education and Pupil Services Personnel
|CCDEB||County Children with Disabilities Education Board
Formerly known as CHCEB-County Handicapped Children's Education Board
|CIFMS||Continuous Improvement and Focused Monitoring System|
|CEC||Council for Exceptional Children
A national organization focusing on issues related to children with disabilities. There is also a state chapter.
|CEIS||Coordinated Early Intervening Services|
|CESA||Cooperative Educational Service Agency|
|CFR||Code of Federal Regulations|
|CYSHCN||Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, DHS|
|CSPD||Comprehensive System of Personnel Development. This has been replaced by the Wisconsin Personnel Development System.|
|DCS||Division of Community Services, DHFS|
|DCTF||Division of Care and Treatment Facilities, DHFS|
|DD Council||Developmental Disabilities Council|
|DHFS||Department of Health and Family Services. Formerly the Department of Health and Social Services; as of July 2008, split into the Department of Health Services and the Department of Children and Families.|
|DLS||Division for Learning Support|
|DOC||Department of Corrections|
|DPI||Department of Public Instruction|
|DTAN||Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network|
|DVR||Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in the Department of Workforce Development|
|EBD||Emotional Behavioral Disability (formerly ED)|
|EDGAR||Education Department General Administrative Regulations|
|ESY||Extended School Year|
|FACETS||Family Assistance Center for Education, Training and Support
The Statewide Parent Training and Information Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education
|FAPE||Free Appropriate Public Education|
|FBA||Functional Behavioral Assessment|
|FERPA||Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act|
|GLARRC||Great Lakes Area Regional Resource Center
Now known as the NCRRC. This is now the North Central Regional Resource Center.
|GPR||General Program Revenue|
|IDEA||Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the current federal special education law.|
|IEP||Individualized Education Program|
|LEA||Local Educational Agency
In Wisconsin, school districts, DHFS, DOC, and non-district charter schools.
|LPP||Local Performance Plan|
|LEP||Limited English Proficient|
|LRE||Least Restrictive Environment|
|NCLB||No Child Left Behind
This national legislation reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and has broad implications for the education of all children.
|NCRRC||North Central Regional Resource Center
Formerly known as the GLARRC.
|OCR||Office for Civil Rights
A part of the U. S. Department of Education responsible for enforcement of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
|OHI||Other Health Impairment|
|OSEP||Office of Special Education Programs, U. S. Department of Education|
|OSERS||Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services|
|PBIS||Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports|
|PPS||Program Participation System
The electronic data system used to manage referrals of children from county Birth to 3 agencies to local educational agencies.
|PLOEP||Present Level of Educational Performance|
|RCC||Residential Care Center (formerly known as CCI)|
|REACh||Responsive Education for All Children initiative|
|RSN||Regional Service Network|
|RtI||Response to Intervention|
|SAP||School Age Parents|
|SBS||School Based Services (A WMA Service)|
|SDD||Significant Developmental Delay|
|SEA||State Educational Agency
In Wisconsin, the Department of Public Instruction.
|SEP||Special Education Plan
The SEP was a district's written plan for the provision of special education and related services, available for the public to read. See Wisconsin Statutes, section 115.77 (4). Discontinued as of July 1, 2006; replaced by the local performance plan.
|SIP||State Improvement Plan
The SIP was a statewide plan to improve educational outcomes of children with disabilities by focusing on collaborative partnerships, supports for learning, and quality staff. See Section 653 of the IDEA. Replaced in 2005-2006 by the SPP.
|SPDG||State Personnel Development Grant
The SPDG replaced the State Improvement Grant (SIG).
|SLD||Specific Learning Disability (formerly just LD)|
|SPP||State Performance Plan
The SPP replaces the SIP beginning with 2005-2006.
|TBI||Traumatic Brain Injury|
|WATI||Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative|
|WACLD||Wisconsin Association for Children with Learning Disabilities|
|WASDA||Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators|
|WCBVI||Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Janesville|
|WEAC||Wisconsin Education Association Council|
|WESPDHH||Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing|
|WMA||Wisconsin Medical Assistance, DHS|
|WPDM||Wisconsin Personnel Development Model|
|WSD||Wisconsin School for the Deaf, Delavan|
|WSEMS||Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System|
|WSPEI||Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative|