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AAC

Assistive Augmentative Communication

ABA

Applied Behavioral Analysis

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADDM

Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADI

Autism Diagnostic Interview

APE

Adaptive Physical Education

ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

BASC

Behavior Assessment System for Children

BIP

Behavior Intervention Plan

CDC

Centers for Disease Control

DD

Developmental Disabilities

DSM-V

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (Fifth Edition)

DSP

Direct Support Professional

dx

Diagnosis

EEG

Electroencephalogram

EIBI

Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention

FAPE

Free Appropriate Public Education

FBA

Functional Behavioral Assessment

FCT

Functional Communication Training

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004)

IEP

Individualized Education Program

IFSP

Individualized Family Service Plan

LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LD

Learning Disabled

LEA

Local Education Agency

LFA

Low-functioning Autistic or Low-functioning Autism

MDT

Multidisciplinary Team

NET

Natural Environment Teaching

NLP

National Language Paradigm

NOS

Not Otherwise Specified

NT

Neurotypical

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OT

Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapist

PBIS

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDD-NOS

Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified

PECS

Picture Exchange Communication System

PLEP

Present Levels of Educational Performance

PRT

Pivotal Response Training

SAT

Student Assistance Team

SCQ

Social Communication Questionnaire

SD

Standard Deviation

SEA

State Educational Agency

TEACCH

Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children