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February 19th, 2008, 09:04 PM
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Let's make a sticky! Everyone post here with the terms and abbreviations they know, and meanings, therapy names and breif desscriptions, whatever you can think of, and I'll make a sort of an ASD 101 sticky.
Yes?

Oh, also post here if there's something that you don't understand, that you'd like to see explained
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February 19th, 2008, 10:29 PM
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Oh thank you thank you! This is so needed for any "new" person to the autism world! I need to know everything!
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February 20th, 2008, 05:18 AM
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Ok, I'll start with a few.

AS ~ Asperger's Syndrome
HFA ~ High Functioning Autism
NLD ~ Nonverbal Learning Disorder
PDD ~ Pervasive Developmental Disorder

I'm slow this morning because thats all I can think of right now
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February 20th, 2008, 06:02 AM
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ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder
IEP - Individualized Education Plan
ST - Speech Therapist
SLP - Speech & Language Pathologist
OT - Occupation Therapist
PT - Physical Therapist
EI - Early Intervention

ETA - I found some more:

ABA: Applied Behavior Analysis
ADL: Activities of Daily Living
ARD: Admissions, Review, Dismissal board
BIP: Behavioral Intervention Plan
DX: Diagnosis
ECI: Early Childhood Intervention
IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
FAPE: Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA: Functional Behavioral Analysis
FERPA: Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
LRE - Least Restrictive Environment
NT: Neuro-Typical (“Normal”)
NCLB - No Child Left Behind
OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ODD: Oppositional Defiance Disorder
PDD-NOS: Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
RBI: Research-Based Instruction
RDI: Relationship Development Intervention
RTI: Response to Intervention
TX: Treatment

This is a link from Wrightslaw that has the glossary for educational/assessment terms.
http://www.fetaweb.com/06/glossary.assessment.htm

This is a link to a glossary of legal/special education terms.
http://www.fetaweb.com/06/glossary.sped.legal.htm
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