Acronyms

Delaware Agencies and Programs

AAR
Adult Abuse Registry
ADRC
Aging and Disability Resource Center
APS
Adult Protective Services
CHIP
Children’s Health Insurance Program
CLIMB
Consortium Leadership and Independence through Managing Benefits
DART
Delaware Authority for Regional Transit
DDC
Developmental Disabilities Council
DDDS
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
DEMA
Delaware Emergency Management Agency
DFS
Division of Family Services
DHSS
Department of Health and Social Services
DLTC
Division of Long Term Care
DMMA
Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance
DODHH
Delaware Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
DOE
Department of Education
DOL
Department of Labor
DPAP
Delaware Prescription Assistance Program
DPBHS
Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services
DPC
Delaware Psychiatric Center
DPH
Division of Public Health
DSAAPD
Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
DSAMH
Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
DSBA
Delaware School Boards Association
DSCYF
Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Families (The Delaware Children’s Department)
DSEA
Delaware State Education Association
DVI
Division for the Visually Impaired
DVR
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, also known asVR
DYRS
Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services
ECAP
Early Childhood Assistance Program
ECT
Exceptional Children Team
EDTAC
Elderly and Disabled Transit Advisory Committee
EIC
Education Improvement Commission
EPPC
Educational Planning and Placement Committee
FCRB
Foster Care Review Board
GACEC
Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens
ICC
Interagency Coordinating Council (for Infants and Toddlers)
ICCF
Interagency Council for Children and Families
ICT
Interagency Collaborative Team
ISI
Inclusive Schools Initiative
SCPD
State Council for Persons with Disabilities
SNAP
Special Needs Alert Program
STEPS
Sequenced Transition to Education in the Public Schools

Delaware Disability-related Organizations

AAB
Architectural Accessibility Board
AD
Autism Delaware The Arc The Arc of Delaware
CAP
Client Assistance Program
CDS
Center for Disabilities Studies
CERTS
Collaborative Efforts to Reinforce Transition Success
CFF
Children and Families First
CCCD
Coordinating Council for Children with DisAbilities CLASI Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
CODHHE
Council on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Equality
CQSE
Center for Quality Special Education
DADB
Delaware Association for Deaf/Blind
DAP
Delaware Autism Program
DATI
Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative
DE CEC
Delaware Council for Exceptional Children
DE FV/F2F
Delaware Family Voices/ Family to Family Health Information Center
DelARF
Delaware Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
DFRC
Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities
DLP
Disabilities Law Program
DS
A Down Syndrome Association of Delaware
DSPAC
Delaware State Parent Advisory Committee
Early CHOICES
Children Having Options in the Continuum of Educational Services
F2F
Delaware Family to Family Health Information Center
Family SHADE
Family Support and Healthcare Alliance Delaware
FCIL
Freedom Center for Independent Living
HLAA
Hearing Loss Association of America
HLADE
Hearing Loss Association of Delaware
IRI
Independent Resources, Inc.
PIC
Parent Information Center of Delaware
MHA
Mental Health Association of Delaware
NAMI-DE
National Alliance on Mental Illness, Delaware Chapter
PAC
Parent Advisory Committee
PAT
Parents as Teachers
PEEC
Parent Early Education Center
UCP
United Cerebral Palsy

Disability-related Terms

AAC
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
ACA
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
ADL
Activities of Daily Living
AMD
Adaptive Mobility Device
ASL
American Sign Language
AT
Assistive Technology
BIP
Behavior Intervention Plan
CAP
Corrective Action Plan
CART
Communication Access Realtime Translation
CAS
Comprehensive Assessment System
CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocate
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CM
Case Manager
CNA
Certified Nursing Assistant
COPM
Coordinator of Planning and Monitoring Personnel Development
CST
Child Study Team
CSW
Clinical SocialWorker CYSHCN Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
DCAS
Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System
DCAS-Alt1
Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System Alternate Assessment
DME
Durable Medical Equipment
DSP
Direct Support Professional
ED
Educational Diagnostician
EI
Early Intervention
ELL
English Language Learners
ELP
Essential Lifestyle Plan
EMS
Emergency Medical Services
EMT
Emergency Medical Technician
EPSDT
Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
ESL
English as a Second Language
ESY
Extended School Year for Special Education Services
FAPE
Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA
Functional Behavior Assessment
FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FQHC
Federally Qualified Health Centers
FTE
Full Time Equivalent
GCS
Glasgow Coma Score
HHA
Home Health Aide
HIPAA
Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
ICAN
Increasing Capabilities Access Network
ICAP
Inventory for Client and Agency Planning
ICAS
Inclusive Comprehensive Assessment System
IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDEALR
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Law Review
IEE
Independent Educational Evaluation
IEP
Individualized Educational Program
IFSP
Individualized Family Service Plan
IIP
Individual Improvement Plan
ILC
Intensive Learning Center
IPRD
Identification, Placement, Review, Dismissal
IQ
Intelligence Quotient
ISIS
Integrated Services Information System
IST
Instructional Support Team
JPIP
Junior Partners in Policymaking
LCCE
Life Centered Career Education
LEA
Local Educational Agency
LEP
Limited English Proficiency
LMN
Letter of Medical Necessity
LOF
Letter of Finding
LOP
Local Operational Plan
LRE
Least Restrictive Environment
MBI
Medicaid Buy-in
MCO
Managed Care Organization
MDT
Multi-Disciplinary Team
MFP
Money Follows the Person
MOA
Memorandum of Agreement
MOE
Maintenance of Effort
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
MOVE
Mobility Opportunities Via Education/Experience Curriculum
MSW
Masters in SocialWork
NPA
Nurse Practices Act
OT
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Part B
Public law that authorizes assistance for the education of all children
Part C
Public law that authorizes early intervention programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities (formerly Part H)
P&A
Protection and Advocacy
PAS
Personal Assistance Services
PASS
Plan to Achieve Self-Sufficiency
PBS
Positive Behavior Support
PCA
Personal Care Attendant
PCIP
Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan
PIP
Partners in Policymaking
POC
Purchase of Care
PPEC
Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care
PT
Physical Therapist/Therapy
PWD
Person with a Disability
RTC
Residential Treatment Center
SEA
State Educational Agency
Section 504
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the section that concerns non-discrimination)
SEEDS
Special Education Effectiveness Development System
SES
Special Education Services
SIG
State Improvement Grant
SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
SIP
State Improvement Plan
Sped
Special Education (sometimes written as “Special Ed.” or “Spec. Ed.”)
TDD
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
TPR
Termination of Parental Rights
TTY
Text Telephone (for the hearing impaired)
UDL
Universal Design for Learning
Vo-Tech
Vocational-Technical School or Program
WISC
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs

ABI
Acquired Brain Injury
ADD/ADHD
Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AS
Asperger Syndrome
ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
AU
Autism
CF
Cystic Fibrosis
CP
Cerebral Palsy
DB
Deaf/Blind
DD
Developmental Disability or Developmentally Delayed
DS
Down Syndrome
FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (includes FAS - fetal alcohol syndrome, ARND - alcohol related neurodevelopment disorder and ARBD - Alcohol-Related Birth Defects)
HI
Hearing Impaired
ID
Intellectual Disability
LD
Learning Disability
MH
Mental Health
MI
Mental Illness
MS
Multiple Sclerosis
NTD
Neural Tube Defect
OCD
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ODD
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OI
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
PDD
Pervasive Developmental Disorder
SB
Spina Bifida
SCI
Spinal Cord Injury
SED
Severely Emotionally Disturbed
SEM
Social/Emotional Disability
SLD
Specific Learning Disability
SLI
Speech and Language Impaired
TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
VI
Visually Impaired

National Organizations

AAIDD
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (formerly AAMR—American Association on Mental Retardation)
ACB
American Council for the Blind
ASDC
American Society for Deaf Children
AUCD
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
BIA
Brain Injury Association
CCD
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
CEC
Council for Exceptional Children
CHADD
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder
NACDD
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
NAMI
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NASDSE
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
NASDTEC
National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
NCATE
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
NCD
National Council on Disability
NCIL
National Council on Independent Living
NDCCD
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
NFCA
National Family Caregivers Association
NFV
National Family Voices
NICHCY
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
NORD
National Organization for Rare Disorders
STOMP
Specialized Training of Military Parents
UCPA
United Cerebral Palsy Associations

Federal Agencies and Programs

ACF
Administration on Children and Families
ADD
Administration on Developmental Disabilities
ATBCB
Architecture and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CMS
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
HHS
United States Department of Health and Human Services
DOJ
United States Department of Justice
DOL
United States Department of Labor
ED
United States Department of Education
EEOC
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
HUD
Department of Housing and Urban Development
JAN
Job Accommodation Network
MC&FP
Military Community and Family Policy
MCHB
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
NCSET
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
NIDRR
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
OCR
Office of Civil Rights
OSEP
Office of Special Education Programs
OSERS
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services
PCEPD
President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
PCPID
President’s Committee on People with Intellectual Disabilities
RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration
SSA
Social Security Administration
SSDI
Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI
Supplemental Security Income
TANF
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (formerly AFDC)
TEFRA
Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act
TWIIA
Ticket toWork Incentive and Improvements Act
VAMC
Veterans Administration Medical Center
WIC
Women, Infants and Children