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Acronyms Associated with Autism

Part of the Understanding Autism For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As with every other condition, autism has its own set of acronyms that it pays to become familiar with. The following table helps you translate some of the acronyms you’ll see and hear over and over during your life as a caregiver of or a person with autism.

Acronym What It Stands For
ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis
AS Asperger Syndrome
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
BMP Behavior Management Plan
ESY Extended School Year
FAPE Free and Appropriate Public Education
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individualized Education Program
IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan
IPP Individual Program Plan
ISP Individual Service Plan
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
NT Neurotypical
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