EITP has developed a listing of acronyms commonly used in Illinois Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education (child care) settings. This list is provided as a Microsoft Word document, so it is editable and can be customized to add acronyms used within your profession, local community or CFC.
Click on a letter below to be directed to acronyms that start with that letter. If the is no link for that letter, there is not any acronyms at this time.
This PDF developed by NICHY (now, the Center for Parent Information and Resources) provides a little context for the most prominent acronyms in EI along with a listing of common acronyms.
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) provides an acronym dictionary on their website. The acronym dictionary provides the acronym with a brief explanation and link to websites.
Chapter 23 of the Provider Handbook (pdf) lists acronyms and terms used by providers working in Early Intervention in Illinois.
The Center for Parent Information and Resources provides a handy reference to early intervention terminology. This site is geared toward families, and refers often to the Part C federal regulations to help explain consent, rights and services.
Also available in Spanish: Glosario de Tecnologia de Asistencia
It is important for parents to understand the “language” of assistive technology so they can be informed advocates for their child’s technology needs. The following glossary of terms can help parents learn about the kinds of assistive technologies that are available and how they can be used.
A Spanish glossary of educational terms related to the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is available online from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). It was developed to ensure that IDEA terms used in documents for parents are translated in a uniform and comprehensible way across states, geographical regions, and communities of Spanish speakers.
This dictionary includes terminology as it relates to children with developmental disabilities as well as early childhood education. This resource is available in the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse lending library.
Also available in Spanish: Programa de Intervención Temprana de Illinois: Guía para las familias
This is a guidebook that introduces families to early intervention. Among the contents of this booklet, you will find information on the early intervention vision, early intervention principles, a flow chart that explains the process of early intervention, and definitions with their corresponding acronyms when applicable.