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A+     After-School Plus Program
AA Alternate Assessment
ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis
ACT Autism Consulting Teacher
ACT 51 Reinventing Education Act of 2004
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADH Adult Day Health
ADHD/ADD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder
ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ASAD Aloha State Association of the Deaf
AG Attorney General
ALC Alternative Learning Center
APERT Adapted Physical Education Resource Teacher
APR Annual Performance Report
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASL American Sign Language
ASPIRE Accelerating Successful Performance in Regular Education
ASQ Ages and Stages Questionnaire
AT Assistive Technology
ATRC Assistive Technology Resources Centers of Hawaii
AV Audio Visual
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress

BASC Behavior Assessment System for Children
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
BISS Behavioral Instructional Support Services
BOE Board of Education
BSP Behavioral Support Plan

CA Communication Aide
CAFAS Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale
CAMHD Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (DOH)
CAP Corrective Action Plan
CAPA Content Area Performance Assessment
CAPD Central Auditory Processing Disorder
CAS Complex Area Superintendent
CBE Competency-Based Education
CBHSDP Competency-Based High School Diploma Program (Adult Education)
CBI Community Based Instruction
CBT Cognitive Behavior Therapy
CC Care Coordinator
CCC Community Children’s Council
CCCO Community Children’s Council Office
CCRO College & Career Readiness Office
CCSS Common Core State Standards
CD Conduct Disorder
CDPA Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (DDD)
CDS Center on Disability Studies
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CIL Center for Independent Living
CIMIP Continuous Integrated Monitoring & Improvement Process
CM Case Manager
CMISB Case Management & Information Services Branch (DOH)
CMP Complaints Management Program (DOE)
CNA Certified Nurses Aide
CODA Child of Deaf Adult
CoP Community of Practice
COFA Compact of Free Association
COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
COW Committee on Weights
CP Cerebral Palsy
CPR Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
CSAP Comprehensive School Alienation Program
CSHNB Children with Special Health Needs Branch (DOH)
CSP Coordinated Service Plan
CSR Coordinated Services Review / Comprehensive School Reform
CSSS Comprehensive Student Support System
CWS Child Welfare Services

DAGS Department of Accounting & General Services
DAP Developmentally Appropriate Practices
DARE Drug Abuse Resistance Education
DB Deaf/Blindness
DCAB Disability & Communication Access Board
DD Developmental Disabilities / Developmental Delay
DDC Developmental Disabilities Council
DDD Developmental Disabilities Division (DOH)
DES District Educational Specialist
DHS Department of Human Services
DI Direct Instruction
DLT Distance Learning Instruction
DME Durable Medical Equipment
DOE Department of Education
DOH Department of Health
DPR Department of Parks and Recreation (City & County)
DRT District Resource Teacher
DSI Data for School Improvement
DSM/IV Diagnostic Statistical Manual (Fourth Edition)
DTT Discrete Trial Training
DVR Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DHS)

E-School Electronic School
EA Educational Assistant
EBA Emotional Behavioral Assessment
EBP Evidence Based Practices
EBS Evidence Based Services
ECE Early Childhood Education
eCSSS Electronic Comprehensive Student Support System
ED Emotional Disability
EI Early Intervention
EIS Early Intervention Section
ELL English Language Learner
EO Educational Officer
EPSDT Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment
ES Educational Specialist
ESEA Elementary & Secondary Education Act
ESY Extended School Year
ETV Educational Television
EVAL Evaluation

FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavior Assessment
FELIX Felix vs. Cayetano Consent Decree
FERPA Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
FF Furlough Friday
FGC Family Guidance Center (CAMHD)
FHSD Family Health Services Division
FOL Focus on Learning (School Accreditation)
FSC Fully Self Contained (placement in classroom)
FSP Family-School Partnerships
FY Fiscal Year

GE Geographical Exception
GED General Educational Development (test)
GLC Grade Level Chairperson
GLO General Learner Outcomes
GPA Grade Point Average
GT Gifted and Talented

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