Alphabet Soup

The Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Community ‘lingo’ can be quite daunting to those of us that are not exposed or familiar with the language, acronyms and abbreviations used by many agencies and professionals in this field. PFLC has accumulated a list of acronyms and abbreviations that hopefully will help you disseminate the I/DD ‘lingo’.

ADA                     Americans with Disabilities Act
AFSCME               American Federation of State, County an Municipal Employees
AHA                     American Health Care Association
ARC                     Formerly Association for Retarded Citizens (aka NARC) – Now simply The ARC
ASD                     Autism Spectrum Disorder
BIC                      Behavior Intervention Committee
bid                      Twice a Day (Medical terminology)
BIP                      Behavior Intervention Plan
CCRC                  Continuing Care Retirement Community
CILA                    Community Integrated Living Arrangements
CMS                    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
COGFA                Committee of Government Forecasting and Accountability
CRA                     Community Resource Alliance aka Community Resource Associates
DHS/DDD            Department of Human Services/Division of Developmental Disabilities
DOJ                     Department of Justice
DT                       Developmental Training
EKG                    Electrocardiogram (Medical terminology)
ELDC                  Elisabeth Ludeman Developmental Center
FFP                     Federal Financial Participation
HCBS                 Home and Community-Based Services
HIPAA                American Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HRA                   Human Rights Authority
HRC                   Human Rights Committee
HRST+INA         Health Risk Screening Tool + Individual Needs Assessment
HS                     Hour of Sleep (At bedtime – Medical terminology)
Hx                     History (Medical terminology shorthand)
IBW                   Ideal Body Weight (Medical terminology)
ICF/ID                Intermediate Care Facilities for People with Intellectual Disabilities
ICF/DD              Intermediate Care Facility/Developmentally Disabled
ICF/MR             Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded
IDEA                 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDT                   Interdisciplinary Team
I/DD                 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
IDHS                Illinois Department of Human Services
IDPH                Illinois Department of Public Health
IEP                   Individualized Education Program
ILL-ADD           Illinois League of Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled
IVISA-R            Illinois Vocational Individualized Survey and Assessment Revised
ISP                   Individual Support Plan (“Annual”)
LEVRAS DT      Ludeman on-site Developmental Training Program
Mamre            Fund raising group for the SPRED Program
MPA                Murray Parents Association
NASDDS         National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
NCAL              National Center for Assisted Living
NCD               National Council on Disability
OIG                Office of Inspector General
OSEP             Office of Special Education Programs
OSERS           Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
PFLC              Parents & Friends of the Ludeman Center
PICA              Craving and eating non-food substances
QIDP             Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional
SIB                Self-Injurious Behavior
SODC            State Operated Development Center
SPA               State Plan Amendment
SPRED          Special Religious Development
VOR              Formerly Voice of the Retarded – Now simply VOR
WMDC          Warren G. Murray Developmental Center

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