Common Abbreviations

Below is a list of common abbreviations used within the private special education community in Virginia.

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
CAPE Council for American Private Education
CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
COA Council on Accreditation
CPMT Community Policy Management Team
CSA Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families
DBHDS (Virginia) Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
DD Developmental Delay
ED Emotional Disability
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act
FAPT Family Assessment Planning Team
ID Intellectual Disability
IDA International Dyslexia Association
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individual Education Plan
LD Learning Disabled
LDSS Local Department of Social Services
LEA Local Education Agency/Authority
MATY Medication Administration Training for Youth
MD Multiple Disabilities
NAIS National Association of Independent Schools
NAPSEC National Association of Private Special Education Centers
NCASES National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services
OCS Office of Comprehensive Services
OHI Other Health Impaired
OT Occupational Therapy
PT Physical Therapy
PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
SEA State Education Agency/Authority
SEC State Executive Council
SLAT State and Local Advisory Team
SLI Speech/Language Impairment
USDOE United States Department of Education
VAIS Virginia Association of Independent Schools
VCASE Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education
VCOPPA Virginia Coalition of Private Provider Associations
VCPE Virginia Council for Private Education
VDOE Virginia Department of Education
VDSS Virginia Department of Social Services