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§904.Abbreviations/Acronyms used in these Regulations

BSS—BESE Special Schools.

DHH—State Department of Health and Hospitals.

DPS&C—State Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

DSS—State Department of Social Services.

FAPE—Free Appropriate Public Education.

FERPA—Family Educational Records and Privacy Act of 1974.

IDEA—Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act which amends the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, formerly known as EHA (P.L. 94142).

IEP—The Individualized Education Program required by §320 of these regulations.

LDE – Louisiana State Department of Education.

LEA—Local Education Agency.

LRE—Least Restrictive Environment.

LSD—Louisiana School for the Deaf.

LSEC—Louisiana Special Education Center.

LSVI—Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired.

NCLB—No Child Left Behind.

NIMAC—National Instructional Materials Access Center.

NIMAS—National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard.

ODR—Officially Designated Representative.

OYD—Office of Youth Development.

SBESE—State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Section 504—Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 794.

SSD—Special School District.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S.17:1941 et seq.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 34:2089 (October 2008).


Adapted Physical Education—specially designed physical education for eligible students with disabilities.

Age of Majority—as defined in Louisiana, means 18 years of age.

Alternate Assessment—see Bulletin 111The Louisiana School, District, and State Accountability System.

Assistive Technology Device—any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a student with a disability. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of that device.

Assistive Technology Service—any service that directly assists a student with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. The term includes:

1.the evaluation of the needs of a student with a disability, including a functional evaluation of the student in the student’s customary environment;
2.purchasing, leasing, or otherwise providing for the acquisition of assistive technology devices by students with disabilities;
3.selecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adapting, applying, maintaining, repairing, or replacing assistive technology devices;
4.coordinating and using other therapies, interventions, or services with assistive technology devices, such as those associated with existing educational and rehabilitation plans and programs;
5.training or technical assistance for a student with a disability, or, if appropriate, that student’s family; and
6.training or technical assistance for professionals (including individuals providing education or rehabilitation services), employers, or other individuals who provide services to, employ, or are otherwise substantially involved in the major life functions of that student.

At No Cost—see Special Education.

Audiology—see Related Services.

Autism—see Student with a Disability.

Business Day—see Day.

Certificate of Achievement

1.An exit document issued to a student with a disability after he or she has achieved certain competencies and has met specified conditions as listed below. The receipt of a certificate of achievement shall not limit a student’s continuous eligibility for services under these regulations unless the student has reached the age of 22.
a.The student has a disability under the mandated criteria.
b.The student has participated in LEAP Alternate Assessment (LAA).
c.The student has completed at least 12 years of school or has reached the age of 22 (not to include students younger than 16).
d.The student has met attendance requirements.
e.The student has addressed the general education curriculum as reflected on the student’s IEP.
f.Transition planning for the student has been completed and documented.

Change of Placement—see §116 and §536 of these regulations.

Charter School—the term in section 5210(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.

Child Find—see §111 of these regulations.

Child with a Disabilitysee Student with a Disability.


1.the parent has been fully informed of all information relevant to the activity for which consent is sought, in his or her native language or other mode of communication;
2.the parent understands and agrees in writing to the carrying out of the activity for which his or her consent is sought; the consent describes that activity and lists the records (if any) that will be released and to whom; and
3.a.the parent understands that the granting of consent is voluntary on the part of the parent and may be revoked at any time.
b.If a parent revokes consent, that revocation is not retroactive (i.e., does not negate an action that has occurred after the consent had been given and before the consent was revoked).

Controlled Substance—refer to §530.I.1 of these regulations.

Louisiana Register   Vol. 34, No. 10   October 20, 2008

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