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SD School for the Blind & Visually Impaired - Acronyms

Common Acronyms

(used in Education and Rehabilitation in South Dakota)

ACB
American Council of the Blind
ACVREP
Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL
Activities of Daily Living
AER
Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
AFB
American Foundation for the Blind
AG
Annual Goal
AIM
Accessible Instructional Materials
APE
Adapted Physical Education
APH
American Printing House for the Blind
APR
Annual Performance Report
APSE
Association for Persons in Supported Employment
ARSD
Administrative Rules of South Dakota
ASA
Adult Services and Aging
ASL
American Sign Language
ASHA
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
AT
Assistive/Adaptive Technology
ATAC
Assistive Technology Advisory Committee
AU
Autism
AYP
Adequate Yearly Progress
B
Blind
B-3
Birth to Three
BANA
Braille Authority of North America
BARD
Braille and Audio Reading Download
BD
Behavior Disorders
BHSSC
Black Hills Special Services Cooperative
BIE
Bureau of Indian Education
BIP
Behavioral Intervention Plan
BOE
Board of Education
BOR
Board of Regents
BSBVI
Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
BVI
Blind/Visually Impaired
BVR
Board of Vocational Rehabilitation
CA
Chronological Age
CAP
Client Assistance Program
CARF
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CBI
Community-Based Instruction
CC
Closed Captioning
CCC
Certificate of Clinical Competency
CCHS
Children’s Care Hospital and School
CCTV
Closed Circuit Television
CD
Cognitive Delay
CEC
Council for Exceptional Children
CEU
Continuing Education Unit
CF
Counts Fingers
CIL
Center for Independent Living
CLVT®
Certified Low Vision Therapist®
COMS®
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist®
COSB
Council of Schools for the Blind
CP
Cerebral Palsy
CPI
Crisis Prevention Intervention
CRC
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
CRP
Community Rehabilitation Program
CSAVR
Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation
CSD
Communication Services for the Deaf
CSPD
Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
CTAT
Center for Technical Assistance and Training
CVI
Cortical Visual Impairment
DB
Deaf-Blind
DD
Developmental Disability
DDD
Division of Developmental Disability
DDS
Disability Determination Service
DECA
Department of Education and Cultural Affairs
D/HH
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
DHS
Department of Human Services
DMH
Division of Mental Health
DNR
Do Not Resuscitate
DOE
Department of Education
DOH
Department of Health
DOL
Department of Labor
DRS
Division of Rehabilitation Services
DPH
Due Process Hearing
DSM-IV
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder-IV Edition
DSS
Department of Social Services
EAP
Employee Assistance Program
ECI
Early Childhood Intervention
ED
Emotional Disturbance
EI
Early Intervention
ESL
English as a Second Language
ESY
Extended School Year
FAPE
Free Appropriate Public Education
FAS
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FBA
Functional Behavior Assessment
FERPA
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
FTE
Full Time Equivalency
FVE
Functional Vision Evaluation
HI
Hearing Impaired
HKNC
Helen Keller National Center
HM
Hand Movement
HSC
Human Service Center
HQT
Highly Qualified Teacher
IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP
Individualized Education Plan
IFSP
Individual Family Services Plan
IHO
Impartial Hearing Officer
IL
Independent Living
ILC
Independent Living Center
ILP
Independent Living Plan
ILS
Independent Living Services
ILSP
Independent Living Services Plan
IPE
Individual Plan for Employment
IQ
Intelligence Quotient
IRWE
Impairment-Related Work Expense
ITP
Individual Transition Plan
JTPA
Job Training Partnership Act
LB
Legally Blind
LD
Learning Disability
LEA
Local Education Agency
LEP
Limited English Proficiency
LME
Learning Media Assessment
LP
Light Perception
LRE
Least Restrictive Environment
MOE
Maintenance of Effort
MR
Mental Retardation
NAAP
Native American Advocacy Project
NAC
National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving People with Blindness or Visual Impairment
NASDSE
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
NCA
North Central Accreditation Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement
NCIL
National Council on Independent Living
NCASB
North Central Association of Schools for the Blind
NCSAB
National Council of State Agencies for the Blind
NFB
National Federation of the Blind
NIDRR
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NIL
No Vision; Totally Blind
NIMAC
National Instructional Materials Access Center
NRA
National Rehabilitation Association
NVCI
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
O&M
Orientation & Mobility
OASI
Old Age and Survivors Income
OD
Oculus Dexter; Right Eye
OHI
Other Health Impairment
OI
Orthopedic Impairment
OIL
Opportunities for Independent Living
OJT
On-the-Job Training
OP
Object Perception
OS
Oculus Sinister; Left Eye
OSE
Office of Special Education, Department of Education
OSERS
Office of Special Education/Rehabilitation Services
OT
Occupational Therapy
OU
Oculus Uterque; Both Eyes
OVR
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
PA
Personal Attendant
PAIR
Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights
PART B
Special Education – School-Aged Children
PART C
Special Education – Birth-Two Years Old
PASS
Plan for Achieving Self Support
PBIS
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports
PC
Personal Computer
PE
Physical Education
PFC
Prairie Freedom Center
PIP
Partners in Policymaking
PP
Paraprofessional
PS
Preschool
PSA
Public Service Announcement
PT
Physical Therapy
PVA
Paralyzed Veterans of America
RAC
Rehabilitation Advisory Council
RCEP
Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program
RDTN
Rural Development Telecommunications Network
RFP
Request for Proposal
ROP
Retinopathy of Prematurity
RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration
RT
Rehabilitation Teacher
RTI
Response To Intervention
SASD
School Administrators of South Dakota
SBVI
Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
SD
Significantly Disabled
SDAB
South Dakota Association of the Blind
SDACBS
South Dakota Association of Community Based Services
SDAD
South Dakota Association of the Deaf
SDAS
South Dakota Advocacy Services
SDB&TBL
South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library
SDCL
South Dakota Codified Law
SDCCD
South Dakota Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
SDDC-R
South Dakota Development Center – Redfield
SDFBVI
South Dakota Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired
SDIB
South Dakota Industries for the Blind
SDRA
South Dakota Rehabilitation Association
SDRC
South Dakota Rehabilitation Center
SDSBVI
South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
SDSD
South Dakota School for the Deaf
SDUAP
South Dakota University Affiliated Program
SDVR
South Dakota Vocational Resources
SE
Supported Employment
SILC
Statewide Independent Living Council
SL
Speech Language
SLD
Specific Learning Disability
SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
SRC
State Rehabilitation Council
SSA
Social Security Administration
SSD
Social Security Disability
SSDI
Social Security Disability Income
SSI
Supplemental Security Income
STO
Short Term Objective
TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
TDD
Telecommunication Device for the Deaf
TIE
Technology and Innovation in Education
TSLP
Transition Services Liaison Project
TTY
Teletypewriter (phone system for the deaf)
TVI
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
UEB
Unified English Braille
USDE
United States Department of Education
VI
Visual Impairment
VR
Vocational Rehabilitation
WAIS
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
WIA
Workforce Investment Act
WRDI
Western Resources for disABLED Independence
YLF
Youth Leadership Forum
YTD
Year to Date