Acronyms - A through D

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An acronym is a word that is formed from the first letters of multiple words.  The use of acronyms is common in many fields, including special education.  Acronyms change often and families should feel comfortable asking for explanation of terms they are not familiar with. 

504 – Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

AAR – Academic Achievement Record

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

AEIS- Academic Excellence Indicator System

AEP – Alternative Education Program

AFDR – Annual Federal Data Report

AGC – Access to the General Curriculum

AI – Auditory Impairment

APR – Annual Performance Report

ARD – Admission, Review, and Dismissal

AskTED – Texas Education Directory –.

AT – Assistive Technology

AU – Autism

AYP – Adequate Yearly Progress

BIP - Behavior Intervention Plan

CAC – Texas Special Education Continuing Advisory Committee

CADRE – Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education

CARS – Center for Academic & Reading Skills

CATE – Career and Technology Education

CBM – Curriculum Based Measurement

CCSSO – Council of Chief State School Officers

CFR – Code of Federal Regulations

CF – Child Find

CIFMS – Continuous Improvement Focused Monitoring System

CIMP – Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process

CIP – Continuous Improvement Plan

CoP – Community of Practice

CPRC – Community Parent Resource Center

CRCG – Community Resource Coordination Group

CSPD – Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

DADS – Texas Dept. of Aging & Disability Services

DAEP – Disciplinary Alternative Education Program

DARS – Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services

DAS – Data Analysis System

DB – Deaf-Blind

DD Council – Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

DPH – Due Process Hearing

DSHS – Texas Department of State Health Services

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