13-20 List of Acronyms

Acronyms are often used in reports and during meetings. The following is a list of acronyms parents may encounter along with their full names. Information in brackets indicates if an acronym is specific to a school board or community agency.

  • AAC – Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • ABA – Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • ADP –  Assistive Devices Program
  • AHCL – Almaguin Highlands Community Living
  • AIP – Autism Intervention Program (Hands, the Family Help Network)
  • BMC – Behaviour Management Consultant (NPSCDSB)
  • BCT – Behaviour Communication Therapy (Hands, the Family Help Network)
  • BMC – Behaviour Management Consultant (NPSCDSB)
  • CCAC – Community Care Access Center
  • CDA – Communicative Disorders Assistant (NNDSB, NPSCDSB)
  • CLPS – Community Living Parry Sound
  • CRT –  Classroom Resource Teacher   (NPSCDSB)
  • DLRT – Differentiated Learning Resource Teacher (NNDSB)
  • DSS – Developmental Support Services (Hands, the Family Help Network)
  • EA – Educational Assistant
  • ELK – Early Learning Kindergarten (NNDSB)
  • ELP – Early Learning Program (NPSCDSB)
  • FDK – Full Day Kindergarten (SMCDSB)
  • FM – Fine Motor
  • FSP – Family Support Plan (Hands, the Family Help Network)
  • FSS – Family Support Services (CLPS, AHCL)
  • FSW – Family Support Worker (CLPS, AHCL)
  • GM – Gross Motor
  • NHMS - New Horizons Montessori School (private)
  • IBI – Intensive Behaviour Intervention  (Hands, the Family Help Network)
  • ICDS – Infant & Child Development Services (Hands, the Family Help Network)
  • IEP – Individual Education Plan
  • IPP – Individual Program Plan (early childhood settings)
  • IPRC – Identification, Placement and Review Committee
  • ISC – Intensive Support Coordination (Hands, the Family Help Network)
  • ISS – Integration Support Services (District Social Services)
  • JK – Junior Kindergarten
  • LAC – Learning Assistant Centre (NPSCDSB)
  • NNDSB – Near North District School Board
  • PSCDSB – Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board
  • OKP – One Kids Place
  • OT – Occupational Therapist
  • PECS – Picture Exchange Communication System
  • PT –  Physiotherapist
  • RA – Resource Assistant (ISS)
  • RECE – Registered Early Childhood Educator
  • RT – Resource Teacher (ISS)
  • SEA – Special Equipment Amount
  • SEAC – Special Education Advisory Committee
  • SERT – Special Education Resource Teacher (SMCDSB)
  • SGD – Speech Generating Device
  • SK – Senior Kindergarten
  • SLA – Speech and Language Assistant (SMCDSB)
  • SLP –  Speech and Language Pathologist
  • SMCDSB – Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
  • SSP-ASD – School Support Program – Autism Spectrum Disorders (Hands, the Family Help Network)
  • TA  –  Therapy  Assistant  (under  the  supervision  of  an  Occupational  Therapist  or Physiotherapist )
  • TIPS – Treatment and Intervention for Preschool to Six (Hands, the Family Help Network)