“ALPHABET SOUP”
Commonly Used Acronyms
AAPD American Association of People with Disabilities
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADAPT American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADE Arizona Department of Education
ADH Adult Developmental Home
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL Activities of Daily Living
AHCCCS Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ALJ Administrative Law Judge
ALTCS Arizona Long Term Care System
APIPA Arizona Physician’s Independent Practice Association
APRIL Associated Program for Rural Independent Living
APS Adult Protective Services
ARC The ARC of Arizona (For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities)
ASDB Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind
AT Assistive Technology
ATAC Advocacy Training and Technical Assistance Center
AzEIP Arizona Early Intervention Program
BFC Barrier Free Code
BOE Board of Education
BPAO Benefits Planning Assistance and Outreach
BWE Blind Work Expense
CAP Client Assistance Program
CCD Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities
CD Cognitive Disability
CHP Capstone Health Plan
CIL Center for Independent Living
CIT Client Intervention Training
COLA Cost of Living Adjustment
CP Cerebral Palsy
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CRS Children’s Rehabilitation Services
DAC Disabled Adult Child
DES Department of Economic Security
DD Developmental Disability / Developmental Delay
DDD Division of Developmental Disabilities
DES Department of Economic Security
DD Act Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act
DHS Department of Health Services
DIA Disability In Action – Judy Heumann
DoE Department of Education
DSU Designated State Unit
ESY Extended School Year
EXR Expedited Reinstatement
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FAS / FAE Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effect
FY Fiscal Year
HCBS Home and Community Based Services
HCCAP Health Care Consumer Assistance Program
HIA Health Insurance part A (Medicare)
HIB Health Insurance part B (Medicare)
HRC Human Rights Committee
ICF/ID Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with an Intellectual Disability
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IE Individual Education Program
IFSP Individual Family Services Plan
HIS Indian Health Services
ILs or ILCs Independent Living Centers
ILRU Independent Living Research Utilization
IRWE Impairment Related Work Expense
ISP Individual Support Plan
LD Learning Disability
MCP Mercy Care Plan
MH Multiply Handicapped
MI Mental Illness
MIP Medical Improvement Possible
MIE Medical Improvement Expected
MINE Medical Improvement Not Expected
MR Mental Retardation
MSU Minimum Security Unit
NCIL National Center for Independent Living
NDRN National Disability Rights Network
NI Neurologically Impaired
NIDRR National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research
OCSHCN Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs
OP Overpayment
OSERS Office of Special Education Rehabilitation Services
OT Occupational Therapy/Therapist
PAS Pre-Admission Screening
PCP Primary Care Physician
PDD-NS Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Specified
PI Perceptually Impaired
PSH Pre-School Handicapped
PT Physical Therapy
P&A Protection & Advocacy System
PAAT Protection & Advocacy for Assistive Technology
PADD Protection & Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
PAIMI Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness
PAIR Protection & Advocacy for Individual Rights
PASS Plan for Achieving Self Support
PRC Program Review Committee
PT Physical Therapy
Rehab Act Rehabilitation Act
RFH Request for Hearing
RFR Request for Reconsideration
RSA Rehabilitation Services Administration
SCI Spinal Cord Injury
Section 504 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
SGA Substantial Gainful Activity
SILC Statewide Independent Living Council
SLMB Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary
SSA Social Security Administration
SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI Supplemental Security Income
SPAN Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
ST Speech Therapy
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
Tech Act Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act
TWP Trial Work Period
TWWIIA Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act
UAP University Affiliated Program
VR Vocational Rehabilitation
WIC Women, Infants and Children’s Program
Programs
ATAC Assistive Technology Advocacy Center
CAP Client Assistance Program
HCCAP Health Care Consumer Assistance Program
PAAT Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology
PABSS Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security
PADD Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
PAIMI Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness
PAIR Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights
PATBI Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
Agencies
ARC Association of Retarded Citizens
CBVI Commission for Blind and Visually Impaired
CHLP Community Health Law Project
DDD Division of Developmental Disabilities
DDHH Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
DIAL Disability Information Awareness and Living
DRNJ Disability Rights New Jersey
DVRS Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
DYFS Division of Youth and Family Services
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
JAN Job Accommodation Network
OAL Office of Administrative Law
OCR Office on Civil Rights
OFD Office for Disabled
OHA Office of Hearing and Appeals
PADD Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled
PIC Parent Information Center (special education)
RSA Rehabilitation Services Administration
SILC State Independent Living Center
TAP Technical Assistance Project
(Division of Special Education in Department of Education)
TRIS Transitional Residency Independence Services
(Comprehensive Mental Health Services)
UCP United Cerebral Palsy