AAC        Augmentative and Alternative Communication

ABA        Applied Behaviour Analysis

ABC        Association for Bright Children

AC           Accommodated Only

ACC        Augmentative Communication Clinic

ADD        Attention Deficit Disorder

ADFO      Association des directions et directions adjointes des     écoles franco-ontariennes

ADHD     Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADP        Assistive Devices Program (MOHLTC)

AEFO      Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens

AEP         Alternative Education Program (Funding Term)

ALP         Annual Learning Plan

AO           Autism Ontario

AODA     Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (MCSS)

APD        Auditory Processing Disorder

AQ          Additional Qualification

ASCD     Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

ASD       Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASL        American Sign Language

ASO        Autism Society of Ontario

AT        Assistive Technology

BEST        Behaviour Education Support Training

BLDS        Board Leadership Development Strategy

BRIEF        Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Function

BRT        Behaviour Resource Teacher

BSW        Behaviour Support Worker

BUILLD        Building Understanding and Independence in Lifeskills for Developmental Delays

CADDAC        Centre for ADHD/ADD Advocacy, Canada

CAP        Central Auditory Processing

CAPD        Central Auditory Processing Disorder

CAS        Children’s Aid Society

CAT        Canadian Achievement Test

CCAC        Community Care Access Centre

CCBD        Council for Children with Behavioural Disorders

CCED        Comité consultatif pour l’enfance en difficulté  (SEAC)

CD        Conduct Disorder

CEA        Canadian Education Association

CEC        Council for Exceptional Children

CELF        Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals

CF        Cystic Fibrosis

CFSA        Child and Family Services Act

CHS        Canadian Hearing Society

CLBA        Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment

CLC        Canadian Labour Congress

CLO        Community Living Ontario

CMEC        Council of Ministers of Education Canada

CMHO        Children's Mental Health Ontario

CMS        Children's Memory Scale

CNIB        Canadian National Institute for the Blind

CODE        Council for Directors of Education

CODELF        Conseil ontarien des directrices et des directeurs de l’éducation de langue française

COQ        Certificate of Qualification

COSBO        Council of School Business Officials

CP        Cerebral Palsy

CPCO        Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario

CPF        Canadian Parents for French

CSBA        Canadian School Boards' Association

CSC        Curriculum Services Canada

CTF        Canadian Teachers' Federation

CTOPP        Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing

CYW        Child and Youth Worker

DD        Developmental Disability

DMD        Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

DRA        Developmental Reading Assessment

DSB        District School Board

DSM        Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

DSM-IV        Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th Edition

DSW        Developmental Service Worker

DX        Diagnosis

EA        Educational Assistant

EAA        Education Accountability Act (Bill 74)

EAP        Employee Assistant Program

ECCODE        English Catholic Council of Directors of Education

ECE        Early Childhood Education

EDU        Ontario Ministry of Education

EIC        Education Improvement Commission

ELKP        Early Learning Kindergarten Program

ELL        English Language Learner (formerly ESL or ESD)

ELP        Early Learning Program

ENT        Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist

EQAO        Education Quality and Accountability Office

EQIA        Education Quality Improvement Act (Bill 160)

eSIS        Enhanced Student Information System

ESL        English as a Second Language

ESP        Essential Skills Program

ETFO        Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

EVT        Expressive Vocabulary Test

FAS        Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

FASD ONE    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Ontario Network of Expertise

FI        French Immersion

FOI/POP        Freedom of Information/Protection of Privacy

FOS        Family of Schools

FSBA        Fewer School Boards Act (Bill 104)

FSL        French as a Second Language

FTE        Full-time Equivalent

GDD        Global Developmental Delays

GED        General Educational Development

GMAT        Graduate Management Admission Test

GOAL        Goal Oriented Alternative Learning

GSN        Grants for Student Needs

HI        Hearing Impaired

HOH        Hard of Hearing

IBI        Intensive Behaviour Intervention

IBI        Intensive Behavioral Intervention

ICT        Information and Communication Technology

IEP        Individual Education Plan

IPRC        Identification, Placement and Review Committee

IPs        Individual Plans (for students with anaphylactic allergies)

IQ        Intelligence Quotient

ISA        Intensive Support Amount (Funding Term)

JK        Junior Kindergarten

KTEA        Kaufman Test of Education Achievement

LC        Learning Centre

LD        Learning Disability

LDAO        Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

LDCC        Locally Developed Credit Courses

LEAF        Legal Education and Action Fund

LLD        Language-based Learning Disability

LNS        Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

LRA        Labour Relations Act

LTD        Long Term Disability

LTO        Long Term Occasional

MACSE        Minister’s Advisory Council on Special Education

MAPS        McGill Action Planning System

MCSS        Ministry of Community and Social Services

MCYS        Ministry of Children & Youth Services

MD        Muscular Dystrophy

MFIPPA        Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

MID        Mild Intellectual Disability

MISA        Managing Information for Student Achievement

MOD        Modified

        Ministry of Health

MOHLTC        Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care

MSRI        Mann-Suiter Reading Inventory

MTCU        Ministry of Training, Colleges &Universities

MU        Multiple Exceptionalities

NEA        National Education Association

NEADS        National Education Association of Disabled Students

NLD        Non-verbal Learning Disability

NOS        Not Otherwise Specified

NTIP        New Teacher Induction Program

OAAIS        Ont. Assoc. of Alternative and Independent Schools

OAC        Ontario Academic Course

OACL        Ontario Association for Community Living

OACMHC        Ontario Association of Children’s Mental Health Centres

OACRS        Ont. Assoc. of Children’s Rehabilitation Centres

OADD        Ontario Association for Developmental Disabilities

OADE        Ontario Association for Developmental Education

OAFCCD        Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders

OAPCE        Ontario Association for Parents in Catholic Education

OASAR        Ont. Assoc. for Students at Risk

OASBO        Ontario Association of School Business Officials

OASIS        Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

OBIA        Ontario Brain Injury Association

OCAS        Ontario College Application Service

OCAS        Ontario College Application Service

OCASE        Ont. Council of Administrators in Special Education

OCBCC        Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care

OCC        Ontario Curriculum Centre

OCD        Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCSBO        Ontario Catholic School Business Officials

OCSOA        Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers’ Association

OCSTA        Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association

OCT        Ontario College of Teachers

ODD        Oppositional Defiant Disorder

OECTA        Ont. English Speaking Catholic Teachers’ Association

OEN        Ontario Education Number

OESC        Ontario Educational Services Corporation

OFCP        Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy

OFHSA        Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations

OFIFC        Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres

OFIP        Ontario Focused Intervention Partnership

OFL        Ontario Federation of Labour

OHRC        Ontario Human Rights Commission

OISE        Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

OLS        Ontario Leadership Strategy

OnSIS        The Ontario School Information System

OPC        Ontario Principals’ Council

OPSBA        Ontario Public School Boards' Association

OPSBA        Ontario Public School Boards' Association

OPSEU        Ontario Public Service Employees' Union

OPSOA        Ontario Public Supervisory Officials’ Association

OPSOA        Ontario Public Supervisory Officers' Association

OPSTF        Ontario Public School Teachers’ Federation

OSAC        Ontario Society for Autistic Citizens

OSAP        Ontario Student Assistance Plan (MTCU)

OSCA        Ontario School Counsellors’ Association

OSIS        Ontario Secondary: Intermediate and Senior Divisions

OSLA        Ont. Assn of Speech-language Pathologists and Audiologists

OSR        Ontario School Record (EDU)

OSS        Ontario Secondary Schools, grade 9 to 12

OSSD        Ontario Secondary School Diploma

OSSLT        Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

OSSTF        Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

OST        Ontario Student Transcript

OSTA/AECO    Ontario Student Trustees' Association

OT        Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy

OTF        Ontario Teachers' Federation

OTIP        Ontario Teachers' Insurance Plan

OTPP        Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

OUAC        Ontario Universities’ Application Centre

OYAP        Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

PAAC        Parent Association Advisory Committee

PAAC on SEAC    Parent Association Advisory Committee on Special Education Advisory Committees

PD        Professional Development

PDD        Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PECS        Picture Exchange Communication System

PIC        Parent Involvement Committee

PIRLS        Progress in International Reading Literacy Study

PISA        Program for International Assessment

PLA        Prior Learning Assessment

PLC        Professional Learning Community

PPA        Principal/Vice-principal Performance Appraisal

PPE        Parents partenaires en éducation

PPM        Policy/Program Memoranda

PPVT        Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test

PQP        Principal's Qualification Program

PRS        Professional Relations Services

PT        Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy

PTR        pupil:teacher ratio

PTSD        Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

QECO        Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario

REACCH        Reaching Exceptionalities Through Academics in a Catholic Community of Hope

ROM        Range of Motion

RT        Resource Teacher

RTO        Retired Teachers of Ontario

SAIP        Student Achievement Indicators Program

SALEP        Supervised Alternative Learning for Excused Pupils

SBHAO        Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Society

SBT        School Based Team

SEA        Special Equipment Amount

SEAB        Special Education Appeal Board

SEAC        Special Education Advisory Committee

SEB        Supplementary Employment Benefits

SEF        School Effectiveness Framework

SEMS        Substitute Employee Management System

SEOS        Special Education Online System

SEPPA        Special Education Per Pupil Amount

SERT        Special Education Resource Teacher

SET        Special Education Tribunal

SFFM        Student-Focused Funding model

SIP        Special Incidence Portion

SK        Senior Kindergarten

SLP        Speech Language Pathologist

SO        Supervisory Officer

SOE        Superintendent of Education

SRI        Standardized Reading Inventory

SRT        School Resource Team

SSA        Safe Schools Act (Bill 81)

SSP/ASD        School Support Program/Autism Spectrum Disorder

STSCO        Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario

SWAP        School Work Assistive Program

TA        Teaching Assistant (sometimes but not always)

TA        Teaching Assistant

TAP        Teacher Advisor Program

TAPS        Test of Auditory Perceptual Skills

TBI        Traumatic Brain Injury

TESL        Teachers of English as a Second Language

TESS        The Easter Seal Society

TIMSS        Trends International Mathematics and Science Study

T-LCP        Teaching-Learning Critical Pathway

TnT        Teachers and Technology

TOEFL        Test of English as a Foreign Language

TOWL        Test of Written Language

TPA        Teacher Performance Appraisal

TSF        Tourette Syndrome Foundation

TVO        Television Ontario

TWS        Test of Written Spelling

U/C        University/College Preparation Course

VI        Visually Impaired

VIEWS        VIEWS for the Visually Impaired

VMI        Visual Motor Integration

VOCA        Voice Output Communication Aids

VOICE        VOICE for the Hearing Impaired

WHMIS        Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WIAT        Wechsler Individual Achievement Test

WISC        Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

WISC-III    Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children – Third Edition

WISC-R        Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children - Revised

WJ-III        Woodcock-Johnson III Test of Achievement

WPM        Words per Minute

WSIB        Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

YCW        Youth Care Worker

YO        Young Offenders

YOA        Young Offenders Act