• Special Education Acronyms

    This section is intended to provide a glossary of terms used in the CSE process. While not an exhaustive list, the following may be of assistance.

    AIS - Academic Intervention Services

    AP - Advanced Placement

    ASL - American Sign Language

    BETAC - Bilingual/English Technical Assistance Center

    BIP - Behavioral Intervention Plan

    BOCES - Board of Cooperative Educational Services

    BOE - Board of Education

    CPSE - Committee on Preschool Special Education

    CSE - Committee on Special Education

    CSPD - Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

    CST - Child Study Team

    DCEP - District Comprehensive Education Plan (NYC)

    DOH - Department of Health

    ECDC - Early Childhood Direction Center

    EI - Early Intervention

    EIS – Early Intervening Services

    ERSS - Educationally Related Support Services

    ESY - Extended School Year

    FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education

    FBA - Functional Behavioral Assessment

    FS10 - Federal/State Project Budget Form

    FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

    IAES - Interim Alternative Educational Setting

    IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    IEE - Independent Educational Evaluation

    IEP - Individualized Education Program

    IHO - Impartial Hearing Officer

    ILC - Independent Living Center

    IST - Instructional Support Team

    JMT - Joint Management Team

    LEP - Limited English Proficient

    LRE - Least Restrictive Environment

    NYSED - New York State Education Department

    NYSAA - New York State Alternate Assessment

    OMH - Office of Mental Health

    OMRDD - Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

    PBIS – Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

    PD - Persons with Disability (Forms for Special Education Data Collection)

    PDS - Professional Development Specialist (SETRC)

    PE - Physical Education

    PSO - Post School Outcome

    RA - Regional Associate

    RIC - Regional Information Center

    RCT - Regents Competency Test

    RSSC - Regional School Support Center

    RTI – Response to Intervention

    SAVE - Schools Against Violence in Education

    SED - State Education Department

    SEQA - Special Education Quality Assurance

    SETRC - Special Education Training and Resource Center

    SRO - State Review Officer

    STAC - System for Tracking and Accounting of Children

    Sub CSE - Subcommittee on Special Education

    SWD - Student with a Disability

    TRE - Technology Resources for Education

    UDL – Universal Design for Learning

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