DOE: Department of Education.
FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education): Special Education standard for education services under federal law.
IEP (Individualized Education Plan): A written plan specifying services a child will receive that identifies goals, objectives and learning styles.
Inclusion: Educational model which includes both disabled and non-disabled children in one classroom.
LRE (Least Restrictive Environment): Federal law provides for this program where children can be with non-disabled peers and receive special education services.
OT: Occupational Therapy.
PT: Physical Therapy.
Notice of Procedural Safeguards: A brochure produced by the DOE which is designed to help you understand your school’s procedures, rights, and special education evaluation and placement process.
Team: A group of persons, who together discuss evaluation results, determine eligibility, develop or modify an IEP, or determine placement.