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Special Education Resources for Families

Note:  This site is intended to be a resource for parents, students and teachers to find information about education strategies, techniques, acronyms or discussions about interesting issues in education. This site does NOT reflect the opinions of the administration, faculty or staff of Chenango Forks Central School District.


Categories of Disability under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):

 AutismHearing impairment Specific learning disability 
 Deaf-blindnessIntellectual disabilitySpeech or language impairment 
 DeafnessMultiple disabilities Traumatic brain injury  
 Developmental delayOrthopedic impairment Visual impairment/blindness 
 Emotional disturbanceOther health impairment  
 

Commonly Used Acronyms
 AD/ADHDAttention Deficit/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder 
 ATAssistive Technology 
 BOCESBoard of Cooperative Educational Services 
 CSECommittee on Special Education 
 EDEmotionally Disabled 
 FERPAFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act 
 IDEAIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act 
 IEPIndividualized Education Program 
 LRELeast Restrictive Environment 
 PTPhysical Therapy 
 RtIResponse to Intervention 
 SEDState Education Department 
 MORE: List of Disability & Special Education Acronyms - Parent Center Hub
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