Acronyms and Terminology

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A

  • ADA- Americans with Disabilities Act
  • ASD- Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • ASDRD- Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities
  • AT- Assistive Technology
  • ATP- Assistive Technology Practitioner

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C

  • CAC- Consumer Advisory Council
  • CCC- Certificate of Clinical Competency
  • CET- Clinical Education Team
  • CEU- Continuing Education Unit
  • CMHC- Community Mental Health Centers

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D

  • DD- Developmental Disability

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F

  • FBA- Functional Behavioral Analysis

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H

  • HRSA- Human Resources and Services Administration

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I

  • ID- Intellectual Disability
  • IDD- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • IDEA- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • IOD- Institute on Disability

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L

  • LICSW- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

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M

  • MLSP- Master of Law and Social Policy
  • MSOT- Master of Science in Social Work
  • MSW- Master of Social Work

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N

  • NACDD- National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
  • NADD- National Association for the Dually Diagnosed
  • NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • NIDRR- National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

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O

  • Olmstead Ruling- In 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that unnecessary institutionalization of people with disabilities is a type of discrimination prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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P

  • PBIS- Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • PCP- Person-Centered Planning
  • PD- Professional Development
  • PDD- Pervasive Developmental Disorder

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R

  • RHC- Residential Home Corporation, Hamilton County Ohio (START Team)

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S

  • START- Systematic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources, and Treatment

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T

  • TAAP- The Autism Acceptance Project

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U

  • UCED- University Center for Excellence on Disability
  • UNH- University of New Hampshire

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