• ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
    ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    APE: Adaptive Physical Education
    CAC: Community Advisory Committee
    CARS: California Association of Resource Specialists
    CCR: California Code of Regulations -Title V
    CCR: Coordinated Compliance Review
    CCS: California Children Services, provides OT (Occupational Therapy), PT (Physical Therapy), Speech, and other services to children meeting eligibility
    CH: Communicatively Handicapped
    CMH: County Mental Health
    Composite of Laws: California Education Code containing Special Education Laws
    CP: Cerebral Palsy
    CBI: Community-Based Instruction
    DHH: Deaf/Hard of Hearing
    DIS: Designated Instruction and Services, same as related services; commonly includes OT, PT, Speech Therapy, Adaptive P.E
    ECSE: Early Childhood Special Education
    FAPE: Free Appropriate Public Education
    GATE: Gifted and Talented Education
    IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (P.L. 101-476)
    IEP: Individualized Education Program
    ITP: Individualized Transition Program
    LD: Learning Disabled
    LEP: Limited English Proficient
    LH: Learning Handicapped
    Local Plan: A legal document that describes in detail how the special education local agency will implement special education laws and regulations within its
    LRE: Least Restrictive environment
    LSH: Language, Speech, Hearing
    MH: Multi handicapped
    OH: Orthopedically Handicapped
    OHI: Other Health Impaired
    OT: Occupational Therapy
    PH: Physically Handicapped
    PT: Physical Therapy
    P.L. 94-142: Education for All Handicapped Children Act (federal law)
    RCC: Regional Coordinating Council
    Related Service: See DIS
    ROP: Regional Occupation Program
    RSP: Resource Specialist Program
    SDC: Special Day Class
    Section 504: Section of the Civil Rights Law (Rehabilitation Act of 1973) pertaining to Special Education
    SED: Seriously Emotionally Disturbed
    SELPA: Special Education Local Plan Area
    SH: Severely Handicapped
    SIP: School Improvement Program
    SLD: Specific Learning Disability
    SST: Student Study Team (same as child study team and guidance team)
    Title 5 Regulations: California regulations concerning special education laws
    VH: Visually Handicapped
    VI: Visually Impaired
    Visual Motor: The ability to coordinate vision with body movements