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Common Terms

ABA-Applied Behavior Analysis

ADA-Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD-Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADL-Activities of Daily Living

ADS-Adult Day Services

ADT-Adult Development Training

AFDC-Aid to Families and Dependent Children

AIDS-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AMI-Alliance for the Mentally Ill

ASD-Autism Spectrum Disorder

AT-Assistive Technology

ATF-Adult Training Facility

BCCYS-Berks County Children Youth Services

BDAP-Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs

BHRS-Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services

BSC-Behavioral Specialist Consultant

BSE-Bureau of Special Education

BSU-Base Service Unit

CAAC-County Administrators Advisory Committee

CAC-Certified Addictions Counselor

C&Y-Children and Youth

CAO-County Assistance Office

CASSP-Child and Adolescent Service System Program

CCBH-Community Care Behavioral Health

CCRI-Consolidated Community Reporting Initiative (state)

CDS-College of Direct Support

CER-Comprehensive Evaluation Record

CLA-Community Living Arrangement

CMS-Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (federal)

COCA-Council on Chemical Abuse

CPS-Child Protective Services

CRR-Community Residential Rehabilitation

D&A-Drug and Alcohol

DD-Developmental Disability

DHS-Department of Human Services

DSM-5-Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Ed

ECU-Emergency Care Unit

EI-Early Intervention

EPSDT-Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment

ER-Evaluation Report (education)

ESY-Extended School Year

EVS-Eligibility Verification System (Medical Assistance)

FAPE-Free Appropriate Public Education

FBMHS-Family Based Mental Health Services

FBVVR-Facility Based Vocational Rehabilitation

FC-Facilitated Communication

FSS-Family Support Services

GED-General Equivalency Diploma

GPS-General Protective Services

HCBS-Home and Community Based Services

HCQU-Health Care Quality Unit

HCSIS-Home and Community Services Information System

HIPAA-Health Insurance Portability and Accountability

HIV+-Human Immunodeficiency virus

HMO-Health Maintenance Organization

HRP-Health Risk Profile

HSDF-Human Service Development Fund

ICF/MR-Intermediate Care Facility/Mental Retardation

IDD-Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

IDEA-Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP-Individualized Education Plan

IM-Incident Management

IM4Q-Independent Monitoring for Quality

IOP-Intensive Outpatient

IQ-Intelligence Quotient

ISO-Intermediary Service Organization

ISP-Individual Support Plan

ISPT-Interagency Service Planning Team

ISPT-Interagency Service Planning Team

IST-Instructional Support Team

IU-Intermediate Unit


JCAHO-Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

JPO-Juvenile Probation Office

LEA-Local Educational Agency

LMS-Learning Management System

LRE-Least Restrictive Environment

LS-Learning Support

LSS-Life Skills Support

LSW-Licensed Social Worker

MA-Medical Assistance

MCI-Master Client Index

MCO-Managed Care Organization

MDE-Multidisciplinary Evaluation

MDT-Multidisciplinary Team

MH-Mental Health

MHA-Mental Health Association

MH/DD-Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities

MISA-Mentally Ill Substance Abuse

MPI-Master Provider Index

MSW-Master of Social Work

MT-Mobile Therapist

NORA-Notice of Recommended Assignment

OCDEL-Office of Child Development and Early Learning (state)

OCYF-Office of Children, Youth and Families (state)

ODP-Office of Developmental Programs (state)

OMAP- Office of Medical Assistance Programs

OMHSAS-Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (state)

OP- Outpatient

OSP-Office of Social Programs

OT- Occupational Therapy

OVR- Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

PAC-Planning and Advisory Committee

PAR-Pennsylvania Association of Resources for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

PaTTAN- Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network

PCP- Primary Care Physician

PCP-Person Centered Planning

PCPA-Pennsylvania Community Providers Association

PDE- Pennsylvania Department of Education

PEN- Parent Education Network

P/FDS-Person/Family Directed Support Waiver

PHP- Partial Hospitalization Program

PIN- Parent Involved Network

PLF-Private Licensed Facility (Interim Care)

PP&A- Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy

PROMISeTM-Provider Reimbursement and Operations Management Information System

PUNS-Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services

QI-Quality Initiative

QM-Quality Management

QMRP-Qualified Mental Retardation Professional

RTF- Residential Treatment Facility

SAM- Service Access and Management, Inc.

SAMHSA- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAP- Student Assistance Program

SC-Supports Coordinator

SCA- Single County Authority

SEP-Supported Employment Program

SIS-Supports Intensity Scale

SSDI- Supplemental Security Disability Income

SSI- Supplemental Security Income

TSM-Targeted Service Management

TSS- Therapeutic Staff Support

WIC- Women, Infants, and Children