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About the IEP
What is an IEP?
Who’s on the IEP team?
Components of a quality IEP
Placement options
Timelines for the IEP
Terms and acronyms
Before the IEP
10 tips to prepare for the meeting
What to bring
IEP Preparation and Participation Form (PDF)
At the IEP meeting
Helpful hints
Outline of an IEP meeting
Special education meeting planner
After the IEP meeting
Evaluation checklist (PDF)

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AAC Augmentative & Alternative Communication

AAMR American Association on Mental Retardation

ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis

ABE Adult Basic Education

ABS Adaptive Behavior Scale

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA Average Daily Attendance

ADC Adult Day Care

ADD Attention Deficit Disorder

ADDAM Attention Deficit Disorder Association of Missouri

ADHC Adult Day Health Care

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADL Activites of Daily Living

AES Alternative Education Setting

AFB American Federation of the Blind

AFO Adaptive Foot Orthotics

AHEAD Association on Higher Education & Disability

AIT Auditory Integration Training

AMI Alliance for the Mentally Ill

APE Adaptive Physical Education

APSE Association for Persons in Supported Employment

ARC Association for Retarded Citizens

ARCH Assistance with Respite Care in the Home

ASA Autism Society of America

ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASL American Sign Language

AT Assistive Technology

AU Autism

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BD Behavior Disorder

BIP Behavioral Intervention Plan

BL Blind

BOE Board of Education

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CA Chronological Age

CAP Client Assistance Program

CASA Court-Appointed Special Advocate

CASE Council for Administrators of Special Education

CBI Community-Based Instruction

CBTS Community-Based Transition Services

CBVI Community-Based Vocational Instruction

CEC Council for Exceptional Children

CETA Comprehensive Employment and Training Act

CF Cystic Fibrosis

CHADD Children with Attention Deficit Disorder

CI Community Integration

CID Central Institute for the Deaf

CIL Center for Independent Living

CISE Center for Innovations in Special Education

CMHC Community Mental Health Center

CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CO Central Office

COACH Cayuga-Onondaga Assessment of Children with Handicaps

COOP Cooperative Work-Experience Program

CP Cerebral Palsy

CWC Class Within A Class

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DB Deaf/Blind

DD Developmental Disabilities

DDTC Developmental Disabilities Treatment Center

DESE Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

DF Deaf

DFS Division of Family Services

DHH Deaf or Hard of Hearing

DHSS Department of Health and Senior Service

DMH Department of Mental Health

DOH Department of Health

DP Diagnostic Placement

DSA Down Syndrome Association

DSM-III-R Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (3rd ed. revised)

DSS Department of Social Services

DVR Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

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ECSE Early Childhood Special Education

ED Emotionally Disturbed

EHA Education of All Handicapped Children Act (now called IDEA)

EPSDT Medicaid Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ESL English as a Second Language

ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESYP Extended School Year Programs

ExCEL Exploration of Careers through Experience and Language Program

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FAS/FAE Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects

FAPE Free and Appropriate Public Education

FBA Functional Behavior Assessment

FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Student School Records Act)

FLA Family Living Arrangement

- G -
GE Grade Equivalent

GED General Educational Development Diploma

- H -
HB House Bill

HCY Healthy Children and Youth Program

HI Hearing Impaired

HMO Health Maintenance Organization

HOH Hard of Hearing

HOYO Home of Your Own

HT Home Teaching

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I & R Information & Referral

ID Intellectual Disability

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP Individualized Education Program

IFSP Individualized Family Services Plan

ILA Indpendent Living Arrangement

ILC Independent Living Center

INFORM Information Network for Missouri’s Children with Special Needs

IPE Individualized Plan for Employment

IQ Intelligence Quotient

IRC Instructional Resource Center

IRWE Impairment-Related Work Expenses

ISL Independent Supported Living

ISP Individualized Service Plan

ITP Individualized Treatment Plan

- J -
JESS Job Employment Services

JTPA Job Training Partnership Act

- K -
K-12 Kindergarten through Grade Twelve

- L -
LD Learning Disability

LDA Learning Disabilities Association

LEA Local Education Agency

LRE Least Restrictive Environment

- M -
MA Mental Age

MACDDS Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services

MAP Missouri Assessment Program

MAP-A Missouri Assessment Program – Alternate

MAPS McGill Action Planning System

MCHR Missouri Commission on Human Rights

MD Muscular Dystrophy

MHA Mental Health Association

MHIA Missouri Head Injury Association

MI Mentally Ill

MOCABI Missouri Critical Adaptive Bahaviors Inventory

MOCDD Missouri Children with Developmental Disability Waiver

MoP&A or MPAS Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services

MO-SPAN Missouri Statewide Parent Advisory Network

MPACT Missouri Parents Alliance for Cooperative Training

MPC Missouri Planning Council

MSIP Missouri School Improvement Program

MSW Masters of Social Work Degree

MU Multiply Disabled

- N -
NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

NASBE National Association State Boards of Education

NASDE National Association of State Directors of Special Education

NBD Neurobiological Disorders

NCLD National Center for Learning Disabilities

NFP Not for Profit

NH Non-handicapped

NICHCY National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

NIH National Institutes of Health

NIMH National Institute of Mental Health

NORD National Organization for Rare Disorders

NOS Not Otherwise Specified

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OA Office of Administration

O & M Orientation and Mobility

OBE Outcome Based Education

OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCR Office of Civil Rights

ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder

OH Orthopedically Handicapped

OHI Other Health Impaired

OSEP Office of Special Education Programs

OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

OT Occupational Therapy

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PAC Parent Advisory Council

P & A Protection & Advocacy

PAS Personal Assistance Service

PASS Plan for Achieving Self-Support

PBIS Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

PCA Personal Care Assistant

PCP Person-Centered Plan

PDC Professional Development Committee

PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDDNOS Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

PDR Physician’s Desk Reference

PI Physically Impaired

PICS Picture Interest Career Inventory

PKU Phenylketonuria

PL Public Law

PLAAFP Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance

PLB Productive Living Board

PLC Parent Liaison Committee

POS Purchase of Service

PS Partially Sighted

PT Physical Therapy

PTI Parent Training and Information Center

- R -
RAC Regional Advisory Council

RC Regional Center

RP Responsible Party

RSB Rehabilitation Services for the Blind

RSMo Revised Statutes of Missouri

RTC Residential Treatment Center

RTI Response to Intervention

- S -
SB Senate Bill

SD Standard Deviation

SDD Severe Developmental Disabilities

SEA State Educational Agency

SED Severely (or Seriously) Emotionally Disturbed

SH Severely Handicapped

SHCN Special Health Care Needs

SIB Self-Injurious Behavior

SIS Supports Intensity Scale

SLD Specific Learning Disability

SLP Speech-Language Pathologist

SNAP Special Non-Public Access Program

SOP Summary of Performance

SP Speech Impaired

SPED Special Education

SSA Social Security Administration

SSD Special School District of St. Louis County

SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI Supplementary Security Income

SWEP Summer Work Experience Program

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TA Technical Assistance

TAC Technology Access Center

TAPP Technical Assistance to Parent Program

TASH The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps

TBI Traumatic Brain Injury

TDD Telecommunication Device for the Deaf

TEACCH Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children

TPI Transition Planning Inventory

TT Text Telephone

TTD/TTY Teletypewriting Device, Teletypewriter

- U -
UAF/UAP University Affiliated Facility/Program

UCPA United Cerebral Palsy Association

UR Utilization Review

- V -
VI Visual Impairment

VR Vocational Rehabilitation

VSA Very Special Arts

- W -
WAC Work Activities Center

WEC Work Experience Coordinator

WIA Work Investment Act

- Y -
YES Youth Employment Services
YCDD Young Child with Developmental Delay

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