Common Abbreviations used by the Desired Results Access Project

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This document defines common abbreviations associated with fields of early intervention, early childhood education, and early childhood special education that are used in the Desired Results Access Project’s documents and resources.

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASL American Sign Language
AT Assistive Technology
CDE California Department of Education
COE County Office of Education
DDS California Department of Developmental Services
DHOH/DHH Deaf and Hard of Hearing
DLL Dual Language Learner
DRDP Desired Results Developmental Profile
ECE Early Childhood Education
ECERS Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale
ECSE Early Childhood Special Education
EED California Department of Education’s Early Education Division
EI Early Intervention
EIEL-CA Embedded Instruction for Early Learning-CA
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
I/T, PS Infant/Toddler, Preschool
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individualized Education Program
IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan
LEA Local Education Agency
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
MIS Management Information System
OI Orthopedic Impairment
OSEP US Dept of Education Office of Special Education Programs
OT Occupational Therapy
PBC Practice-Based Coaching
PT Physical Therapy
SED California Department of Education’s Special Education Division
SELPA Special Education Local Plan Area
SLP Speech/Language Pathologist
SPP/APR State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report
SSID Statewide Student Identifier
UDL Universal Design for Learning
VI Visual Impairment