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Acronyms

A
AAA - Area Agency on Aging
AMR - American Association of Mental Retardation
ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADF - Adult Training Facility
AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AMI - Alliance for the Mentally Ill
APA - American Psychiatric Association
ARC - Association for Retarded Citizens
ASA - Autism Society of America
ASL - American Sign Language
B
BSU - Base Service Unit
C
CLA - Community Living Arrangement
CP - Cerebral Palsy
CRR - Community Residential Rehabilitation
CSP - Community Support Program
D
D&A - Drugs and Alcohol
DD - Developmental Disability
DMR - Department of Mental Retardation
DPW - Department of Public Welfare
E
EI - Early Intervention
EIP - Early Intervention Programs
F
FAS - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FC - Facilitated Communication
FSP - Family Support Plan
FSS - Family Support Services
H
HCFA - Health Care Financing Administration now CMS
HCSIS - Home & Community Services Information System
HCQUS - Health Care Quality Units
HIV - Human Immuno Deficiency Virus
HMO - Health Maintenance Organization
HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
I
IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
ICF/MR - Intermediate Care Facility/Mental Retardation
IEP - Individualized Education Plan
IER - Individualized Estimated Resource
IFSP - Individualized Family Service Plan
ILC - Independent Living Center
IPP - Individual Progress Plan or
IHP - Individual Habilitation Program
IQ - Intelligence Quotient
ITQ - Invitation to Qualify
ISP - Individualized Service Plan
J
JCAHO - Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
K
KHS - Keystone Human Services
KHSCPA - Keystone Human Services Central PA
KSS - Keystone Service Systems, Inc.
L
LD - Learning Disability
M
MCO - Managed Care Organization
MD - Muscular Dystrophy
MH - Mental Health
MH/MR - Mental Health Mental Retardation
MI - Mental Illness
MR - Mental Retardation
MS - Multiple Sclerosis
MSW - Masters of Social Work
N
NAMI - National Alliance of the Mentally Ill
NCQA - National Committee on Quality Assurance
NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NIMH - National Institute of Mental Health
NPIN - National Parent Information Network (organization)
O
OCD - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
ODD - Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OMAP - Office of Medical Assistance Programs
OMHSAS - Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
OMH - Office of Mental Health
OMR - Office of Mental Retardation
OSP - Office of Special Programs
OSERS - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
OT - Occupational Therapy
OVR - Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
P
PP&A - Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy
PARF - Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
PAR - PA Association of Resources for Persons with Mental Retardation
PCH - Personal Care Homes
PCP - Person Centered Planning
PD - Program Director
PDA - Pennsylvania Department of Aging
PDE - Pennsylvania Department of Education
PDD - Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PFDS Waiver - Person/Family Driven Support Waiver
PL - Public Law
PP&A - Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy
PUNS - Prioritization of Urgency of Needs of Services
PT - Physical Therapy
PWS - Prader-Willi Syndrome
Q
QA - Quality Assurance
QM - Quality Management
R
RFP - Request for Proposals
RS - Rehabilitation Specialist
RSP - Residential Service Plan
S
SAMSA - Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration
SBS - Shaken Baby Syndrome
SCI - Spinal Cord Injury
SD - Standard Deviation
SEA - State Education Act or State Education Agency
SI - Sensory Integration
SIDS - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SMA - Spinal Muscular Atrophy
SRV - Social Role Valorization
SSD - Susquehanna Service Dogs
SSDI - Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI - Supplemental Security Income
SW - Social Worker
T
TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury
TDD - Telecommunication Device for the Deaf
TS - Tourette Syndrome
TSS - Therapeutic Staff Support
U
UR - Utilization Review
V
VR - Vocational Rehabilitation
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