|Attention Deficit Disorder
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
|Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
|Annual Performance Report
|American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
also known as President Obama's Stimulus Package which provides economic assistance to the US in 2009-11
|Adequate Yearly Progress
|Behavior Intervention Plan
|Council of Administrators of Special Services
Formerly CAPS & CASE; A professional organization for Special Education and Pupil Services Personnel
|County Children with Disabilities Education Board
Formerly known as CHCEB-County Handicapped Children's Education Board
|Continuous Improvement and Focused Monitoring System
|Council for Exceptional Children
A national organization focusing on issues related to children with disabilities. There is also a state chapter.
|Coordinated Early Intervening Services
|Cooperative Educational Service Agency
|Code of Federal Regulations
|Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, DHS
|Comprehensive System of Personnel Development. This has been replaced by the Wisconsin Personnel Development System.
|Division of Community Services, DHFS
|Division of Care and Treatment Facilities, DHFS
|Developmental Disabilities Council
|Department of Health and Family Services. Formerly the Department of Health and Social Services; as of July 2008, split into the Department of Health Services and the Department of Children and Families.
|Division for Learning Support
|Department of Corrections
|Department of Public Instruction
|Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network
|Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in the Department of Workforce Development
|Emotional Behavioral Disability (formerly ED)
|Education Department General Administrative Regulations
|Extended School Year
|Family Assistance Center for Education, Training and Support
The Statewide Parent Training and Information Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education
|Free Appropriate Public Education
|Functional Behavioral Assessment
|Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
|Great Lakes Area Regional Resource Center
Now known as the NCRRC. This is now the North Central Regional Resource Center.
|General Program Revenue
|Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the current federal special education law.
|Individualized Education Program
|Local Educational Agency
In Wisconsin, school districts, DHFS, DOC, and non-district charter schools.
|Local Performance Plan
|Limited English Proficient
|Least Restrictive Environment
|No Child Left Behind
This national legislation reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and has broad implications for the education of all children.
|North Central Regional Resource Center
Formerly known as the GLARRC.
|Office for Civil Rights
A part of the U. S. Department of Education responsible for enforcement of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
|Other Health Impairment
|Office of Special Education Programs, U. S. Department of Education
|Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
|Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
|Program Participation System
The electronic data system used to manage referrals of children from county Birth to 3 agencies to local educational agencies.
|Present Level of Educational Performance
|Residential Care Center (formerly known as CCI)
|Responsive Education for All Children initiative
|Regional Service Network
|Response to Intervention
|School Age Parents
|School Based Services (A WMA Service)
|Significant Developmental Delay
|State Educational Agency
In Wisconsin, the Department of Public Instruction.
|Special Education Plan
The SEP was a district's written plan for the provision of special education and related services, available for the public to read. See Wisconsin Statutes, section 115.77 (4). Discontinued as of July 1, 2006; replaced by the local performance plan.
|State Improvement Plan
The SIP was a statewide plan to improve educational outcomes of children with disabilities by focusing on collaborative partnerships, supports for learning, and quality staff. See Section 653 of the IDEA. Replaced in 2005-2006 by the SPP.
|State Personnel Development Grant
The SPDG replaced the State Improvement Grant (SIG).
|Specific Learning Disability (formerly just LD)
|State Performance Plan
The SPP replaces the SIP beginning with 2005-2006.
|Traumatic Brain Injury
|Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative
|Wisconsin Association for Children with Learning Disabilities
|Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators
|Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Janesville
|Wisconsin Education Association Council
|Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
|Wisconsin Medical Assistance, DHS
|Wisconsin Personnel Development Model
|Wisconsin School for the Deaf, Delavan
|Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System
|Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative