Parent Resources

Acronyms Used in Special Education

  1. ADA - American with Disabilities Act, Average Daily Attendance
  2. ADR - Appropriate Dispute Resolution
  3. ALJ - Administrative Law Judge
  4. APE - Adapted Physical Education
  5. AU - Administrative Unit
  6. BIP - Behavior Intervention Plan
  7. CAA - California Alternative Assessments
  8. CAASP - California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
  9. CAC - Community Advisory Committee (see Resource Parent Council section)
  10. CalSTAT - California Services for Technical Assistance and Training
  11. CASEMIS - California Special Education Management Information System
  12. CAST - California Alternative Science Test
  13. CBEDS - California Basic Educational Data System
  14. CCR - California Code of Regulations, Coordinated Compliance Review
  15. CCS - California Children Services
  16. COLA - Cost of Living Adjustment
  17. CDE - California Department of Education
  18. CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
  19. COE - County Office of Education
  20. DINC - Data Informed Non-Compliance
  21. EC - Education Code
  22. ECE - Early Childhood Education
  23. ESY - Extended School Year
  24. FBA - Functional Behavioral Assessment
  25. FAPE - Free and Appropriate Public Education
  26. FEP - Fluent English Proficient
  27. FERPA - Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
  28. FFH - Foster Family Home
  29. FIEP - Facilitated Individualized Educational Program
  30. FMTA - Focused Monitoring Technical Assistance
  31. FRC - Family Resource Center
  32. FTE - Full-Time Equivalent
  33. GGRC - Golden Gate Regional Center
  34. IA - Instructional Assistant
  35. IDEA - Individualized with Disabilities Education Act
  36. KPI - Key Performance Indicators
  37. HI - Hearing Impairment
  38. ID - Intellectual Disability
  39. IEE - Independent Educational Evaluation
  40. IEP - Individualized Educational Program
  41. ISP - Individual Services Plan
  42. IFSP - Individual Family Service Plan
  43. ITP - Individual Transition Plan
  44. LCI - Licensed Children's Institutions
  45. LEA - Local Educational Agency
  46. LEP - Limited English Proficient
  47. LIF - Low Incidence Funding
  48. LRE - Least Restrictive Environment
  49. MIS - Management Information System
  50. MTU - Medical Therapy Unit
  51. NPA - Non-Public Agency
  52. NPS - Non-Public School
  53. OAH - Office of Administrative Hearings
  54. OCR - Office of Civil Rights
  55. OHI - Other Health Impairment
  56. OI - Orthopedic Impairment
  57. O&M - Orientation and Mobility
  58. OSEP - Office of Special Education Programs
  59. OT- Occupational Therapy
  60. PIR - Performance Indicator Review
  61. PT - Physical Therapy
  62. QAP - Quality Assurance Process
  63. RLA - Responsible Local Agency
  64. RSP - Resource Specialist Program
  65. SAI - Specialized Academic Instruction
  66. SCIA - Special Circumstances Instructional Assistance
  67. SEA - State Educational Agency
  68. SEIS - Special Education Information System
  69. SDC - Special Day Class
  70. SOP - State Operated Programs
  71. SLD - Specific Learning Disability
  72. SST - Student Study Team
  73. SLI - Speech/Language Impairment
  74. STAR - State Testing and Reporting
  75. TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury
  76. TDS - Therapeutic Day School
  77. ED - Emotional Disturbance
  78. SELPA - Special Education Local Plan Area
  79. VI - Visual Impairment

 

Child Find

The San Mateo County SELPA is seeking young people from birth to age 21 who may need special education services, including highly mobile (such as migrant or homeless) children with disabilities and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education.  If you believe your child may have any of these special needs, please contact your local school district or the SELPA Office at (650) 802-5464.

 

IEP Process Information

A Parent Communication for Special Education (English) (Spanish)

Assessment for Special Education (English) (Spanish)

Continuum of Services/Placement Options (English) (Spanish)

Early Start to District Services/Timeline (English) (Spanish)

Glossary of Special Education Terms and Acronyms (English) (Spanish)

How to Prepare for an IEP Meeting (English) (Spanish)

IEP Document Components (English) (Spanish)

IEP Team Meeting (English) (Spanish)

Individualized Education Process/Timeline (English) (Spanish)

Keeping Accurate Records (English) (Spanish)

Parent Rights/Procedural Safeguards (Oct. 2016)

(Chinese - traditional) (Chinese - simplified) (English) (Hmong) (Spanish) (Tagalog) (Vietnamese)

Preschool/Daycare Teacher's Report (English) (Spanish)

Request for Parent Information for IEP Meeting (English) (Spanish)

Resource Parent Guide to "Procedural Safeguards" (English) (Spanish)

Student Eligibility (English) (Spanish)

Telephone/Email Tips (English) (Spanish)

What is Special Education? (English) (Spanish)

Working with the School Program (English) (Spanish)

 

Special Olympics