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ADA Americans with Disabilities Act   MA Medical Assistance
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder   MDS Multiple Disabilities
APS Approved Private School   MDT Multidisciplinary Team
AT Assistive Technology   MR Mental Retardation
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan   NCLB No Child Left Behind
CBA Curriculum Based Assessment   NOREP Notice of Recommended Educational Placement
ED Emotional Disturbance   O & M Orientation & Mobility
EI Early Intervention   OCR Office for Civil Rights
ER Evaluation Report   ODR Office for Dispute Resolution
ESL English as a Second Language   OHI Other Health Impairment
ESY Extended School Year   OI Orthopedic Impairment
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education   OT Occupational Therapy
FBA Functional Behavior Assessment   OVR Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act   PASA Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment
HI Hearing Impairment   PDE Pennsylvania Department of Education
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act   PSSA Pennsylvania System of School Assessment
IEP Individualized Education Program   PT Physical Therapy
IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan   SLI Speech or Language Impairment
IQ Intelligence Quotient   SLD Specific Learning Disability
LEA Local Educational Agency   TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
LEP Limited English Proficiency   VI Visual Impairment
LRE Least Restrictive Environment