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Education Acronyms

Date: 
03/12/2009
Author: 
Massachusetts Advocates for Children

Following are the key acronyms for special education.  

  • IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • DESE  -  Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • ABA  -  Applied Behavior Analysis
  • IEP - Individual Education Program
  • OCR - Office for Civil Rights
  • FAPE - Free and Appropriate Public Education
  • LRE - Least Restrictive Environment
  • BSEA - Bureau of Special Education Appeals
  • AAC - Augmentative and Alternative Education
  • OSERS - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
  • OSEP - Office of Special Education Programs
  • ELL - English Language Learners

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