Disability Acronyms

ABA

Applied Behavioral Analysis

ACC

Augmentative, Alternative Communication

ACF

Administration for Children and Families

ACL

Administration for Community Living

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD

Administration on Developmental Disabilities

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADL

Activities of Daily Living

AFN

Access and Functional Needs

APS

Adult Protective Services (Division of DFPS)

ARC

The ARC l For People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASL

American Sign Language

AT

Assistive Technology

AUCD

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

CAP

Client Assistance Program

CART

Communication Access Real Time Translation

CBA

Community Based Alternatives (Medicaid waiver)

CDD

Center on Disability and Development

CFIDS

Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome

CFS

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

CIL

Center for Independent Living

CLASS

Community Living Assistance and Support Services

CMHCs

Community Mental Health Centers

CMS

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CMS

Consumable Medical Supplies

CP

Cerebral Palsy

CSHCN

Children with Special Health Care Needs

CTS

Captioned Telephone Service

DB-MD

Deaf-Blind Multiple Disabilities

DD

Developmental Disabilities

DFPS

Department of Family and Protective Services

DME

Durable Medical Equipment

DRA

Disability Related Assistance

DRTx

Disability Rights Texas

DSHS

Department of State Health Services

EC

Early Childhood

ECI

Early Childhood Intervention

ECSE

Early Childhood Special Education

ED

Emotional Disturbance

EHS

Early Head Start

EPAP

Emergency Prescription Assistance Program

ESA

Emotional Support Animal

ESC

Education Service Center

FAPE

Free Appropriate Public Education

FC

Facilitated Communication

FCC

Family Centered Care

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FM

Fibromyalgia

FNSS

Functional Needs Support Services

HCS

Home and Community-Based Service

HH or HoH

Hard of hearing

HHS

Health and Human Services

HI

Hearing Impaired

HS

Head Start

ICF/ID

Intermediate Care Facilities for individuals with Intellectual Disability

IDD

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP

Individual Education Plan

IHFS

In-Home and Family Support

ILC

Independent Living Center

LD

Learning Disabilities

LEA

Local Education Agency

LMHA

Local Mental Health Authority

LRE

Least Restrictive Environment

MDCP

Medically Dependent Children Program (Medicaid waiver)

MH

Mental Health

MHA

Mental Health Authority

NACDD

National Association of Council on Developmental Disabilities

NAMI

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NCD

National Council on Disability

NCLB

No Child Left Behind Act 2001

NDRN

National Disability Rights Network

NOD

National Organization on Disability

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCR

Office of Civil Rights

OHI

Other Health Impairment

OSERS

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

OT

Occupational Therapy

P&As

Protection and Advocacy Agencies

PAS

Personal Assistance Services

PCP

Person-Centered Practices

PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDP

Person-Directed Planning

PECS

Picture Exchange Communication

PT

Physical Therapy

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

QIDP

Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional

RA

Rehabilitation Act

REDDy

REsources for Disaster and Disability

CHIP

Children’s Health Insurance Programs

SCI

Spinal Cord Injury

SEA

State Education Agency

SHIP

State Health Insurance Program

SILC

State Independent Living Council

SAMHSA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SNF

Skilled Nursing Facility

SSA

Social Security Administration

SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI

Supplemental Security Income

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TAS

Texas Accessibility Standards

TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury

TCDD

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

TCDS

Texas Center on Disability Studies

TDD

Telecommunication Device for Persons with Hearing Loss

TEA

Texas Education Agency

TIC

Trauma Informed Care

TRS

Telecommunication Relay Services

TSBVI

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

TSD

Texas School for the Deaf

TTY

Teletypewriters for Persons with Hearing Impairments

UCEDD

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

VAC

Vocational Adjustment Coordinator

VI

Visually Impaired

VR

Vocational Rehabilitation

VRI

Video Remote Interpreter Services

WIC

Women, Infants, and Children program