Legal and Special Education Resources

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Autism Society of America

California Association for Parent-Child Advocacy (CAPCA)

California Teacher Credentialing (CTC)

Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)

Government Resouces

U.S. Department of Education – National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

California Department of Education – Special Education Division

United States Department of Education

Legal Resources



ABA – Applied Behavioral Analysis
ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder
ADR – Alternative Dispute Resolution
APA – Administrative Procedure Act
APE – Adaptive Physical Education
ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder
BCBA – Board Certified Behavior Analyst
BIP – Behavior Intervention Plan
BSP – Behavior Support Plan
CCR – Californial Code of Regulations
CDE – California Department of Education
CFR – Code of Federal Regulations
EDGAR – Education Department General Administrative Regulations
FAA – Functional Analysis Assessment
FBA – Functional Behavior Assessment
FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education
FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDELR – Individuals With Disabilities Education Law Report
IEP – Individualized Education Plan
IFSP – Individualized family service plan
LD – Learning Disabled
LEA – Local education agency
LRE – Least restrictive environment
OAH – Office of Administrative Hearing
OCR – Office of Civil Rights
OSEP – Office of Special Education Programs
OSERS – Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
RTI – Response to Intervention
SEA – State Education Agency
SLD – Specific Learning Disability
SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
USDoE – United States Department of Education

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