So Many Terms. So Little Time.
Every service, disability, therapy, and resource seems to have some clunky acronym represent it. Here's an ever-growing list of terms and services you'll hear and read about the most when navigating the world of special needs care. You can search by letter or by using the search bar below.
Children with disabilities—including eligible learning and attention issues—have the right to free and appropriate public education (FAPE). FAPE is one of the most important terms to know for your child. It ensures that she receives an education that is “appropriate”—it meets her individual needs.
Federal Financial Participation is a program that enables Local Health jurisdictions (LHJs) to claim reimbursement for activities that assist eligible clients to apply for Medi-Cal or access Medi-Cal providers, care, services.