Appendix L - Common Abbreviations for Transition Terms

 

The following are abbreviations for terms that are addressed in this memorandum.

 

CPSE Committee on Preschool Special Education is a multidisciplinary team established in accordance with the provisions of Section 4410 of the Education Law. 
DOH Department of Health 
ECDC Early Childhood Direction Centers is a network of 15 state funded projects which provide information and assistance to parents and professionals regarding programs and services for children from birth to age five who may have a disability or delay in their development. 
EIP Early Intervention Program 
EIO/D Early Intervention Official/Designee is the person that the county or New York City has appointed to be responsible for the Early Intervention Program in that county. 
EI/SC Early Intervention Service Coordinator is an approved individual who works in partnership with the family by providing assistance and services that help the family to coordinate and obtain their rights under the Early Intervention Program and services agreed upon on the IFSP. 
IEP Individualized Education Program is a written statement developed, reviewed and revised by the CPSE (or the Committee on Special Education (CSE) for school-age students).  The components of the program to be provided are identified to meet the unique educational needs of a student with a disability, ages 3-21.  
IFSP IIndividualized Family Service Plan is a written plan for the child’s and family’s services in the Early Intervention Program that the family develops with a team of qualified personnel and Early Intervention Official. 
NYSED New York State Education Department is the lead agency to administer the statewide preschool special education program. 
VESID The Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities within the New York State Education Department has responsibility for meeting the needs of people with disabilities from early childhood through adulthood, including oversight of special education services for students with disabilities ages 3 through 21.