Disability Related Acronyms

Family Resource Network

ACCESS VR – Adult Career & Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation
ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL – Activities of Daily Living
AIS – Academic Intervention Services
AT – Assistive Technology

BIP – Behavior Intervention Plan
BOCES – Board of Cooperative Educational Services

CAH – Care at Home
CAP – Client Assistance Program
CARE – Consumer/Advocate Review & Evaluation
CCSI – Coordinated Children’s Services Initiatives
CH – Community Hab
CI – Community Inclusion
CP – Cerebral Palsy
CPS – Child Protective Services
CPEP – Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
CPSE – Committee on Preschool Special Education
CSE – Committee on Special Education
CT – Consultant Teacher

DD – Developmental Disabilities
DDPC – Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
DDRO – Developmental Disabilities Regional Office
DISCO – Developmental Disabilities Individual Support & Care Coordination Organization
DME – Durable Medical Equipment
DOH – Department of Health
DTx – Day Treatment

EAP – Employee Assistance Program
ECDC – Early Childhood Direction Centers
EI – Early Intervention
EMOD – Environmental Modification

FAPE – Free & Appropriate Public Education
FAS – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FBA – Functional Behavior Assessment
FC – Family Care
FD – Front Door
FERPA – Family Education & Right to Privacy Act
FET – Family Education & Training
FOIL – Freedom of Information Law
FSS – Family Support Services

HCRA – Health Care Reform Act
HMO – Health Maintenance Organization
HUD – Housing & Urban Development

IBS – Intensive Behavioral Supports
ICS – Individual Community Services
IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEE – Individual Educational Evaluation
IEP – Individualized Education Program
IFSP – Individualized Family Service Plan
ILC – Independent Living Center
IPOP – Individualized Plan of Protective Oversights & Services
IRA – Individualized Residential Alternative
IRWE – Impairment Related Work Expense
ISP – Individualized Service Plan
ISS – Individualized Support Services
IWRP – Individual Written Rehabilitation Plan

LC – Life Coach
LCED – Level of Care Eligibility Determination
LD – Learning Disability
LRE – Least Restrictive Environment

MSC – Medicaid Service Coordination

NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health
NOD – Notice of Determination
NYSCB – NYS Commission for the Blind
NYSED – NYS Education Department

OASAS – Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
OCFS – Office of Children & Family Services
OCR – Office of Civil Rights
OMH – Office of Mental Health
OPWDD – Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
OSERS – Office of Special Education& Rehabilitation Services
OT – Occupational Therapy
OTDA – NYS Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance

PASS – Plan for Achieving Self Support
PBIS – Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies
PCP – Person Centered Planning
PCSS – Plan of Care Support Services
PLEP – Present Levels of Performance
PT – Physical Therapy
PWS – Prader-Willi Syndrome

QA – Quality Assurance

RSE-TASC – Regional Support Education – Technical Assistance Support Centers
RSFO – Revenue Support Field Office
RTI – Response to Intervention

SCIP – Strategies for Crisis Intervention & Prevention
SD – Self Determination
SEMP – Supportive Employment Medicaid Program
SILC – Statewide Independent Living Council
SLP – Speech Language Pathology
SNT – Supplemental Needs Trust
SODH – State Operated Day Habilitation
SP – Speech Pathology
SSA – Social Security Administration
SSDI – Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI – Supplemental Security Income

TANF – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury
TDD – Telephone Device for the Deaf
TRAID – Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities
TTY – Teletypewriter

UCPA – United Cerebral Palsy Association

VOCR – Voluntary Operated Community Residence

WIC – Women, Infants, Children


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