Disability Acronyms

 ACF

Administration for Children and Families

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD

Administration on Developmental Disabilities

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

APS

Adult Protective Services (Division of DFPS)

AT

Assistive Technology

AUCD

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

CAP

Client Assistance Program

CBA

Community Based Alternatives (Medicaid waiver)

CIL

Center for Independent Living

CLASS

Community Living Assistance and Support Services

CMHRMCS

Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers

CMS

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CP

Cerebral Palsy

DD

Developmental Disabilities

DME

Durable Medical Equipment

ECI

Early Childhood Intervention

FAPE

Free Appropriate Public Education

HHS

Health and Human Services

ICF/MR

Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Mental Retardation

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IHFS

In-Home and Family Support

ILC

Independent Living Center

LRE

Least Restrictive Environment

MDCP

Medically Dependent Children Program (Medicaid waiver)

MH

Mental Health

MHA

Mental Health Authority

MR

Mental Retardation

NACDD

National Association of Council on Developmental Disabilities

NAMI

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NASDSE

National Association of State Directors of Special Education

NDRN

National Disability Rights Network

NOD

National Organization on Disability

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCR

Office of Civil Rights

OSERS

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

OT

Occupational Therapy

P&As

Protection and Advocacy Agencies

PAS

Personal Assistance Services

PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDP

Person-Directed Planning

PT

Physical Therapy

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

QMRP

Qualified Mental Retardation Professional

SHIP

State Health Insurance Program

SILC

State Independent Living Council

SNF

Skilled Nursing Facility

SSA

Social Security Administration

SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI

Supplemental Security Income

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury

TDD

Telecommunication Device for Persons with Hearing Loss

TTY

Teletypewriters for Persons with Hearing Impair­ments

UCEDD

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

VAC

Vocational Adjustment Coordinator

VR

Vocational Rehabilitation

WIC

Women, Infants, and Children program