Acronyms

A

AA
Alternate Assessment
AA
Area Agency
AAC
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
AANE
Asperger's Association of New England
ABC
Aberrant Behavior Checklist
ABLE NH
Advocates Building Lasting Equality in New Hampshire
ACCE
Analytic validity; Clinical validity; Clinical utility; and Ethical, legal, and social implications
ACOTE
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
ADI
Autism Diagnostic Interview
ADOS
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
ADRD
Alzheimer's Disease or other related dementia
AIM
Autism Internet Modules
APEX
Achievement in Dropout Prevention and Excellence
ARRA
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
ASAN
Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorders
ASDRD
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities
ASHA
American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASI
Autism Summer Institute
ASL
American Sign Language
ASNH
Autism Society of New Hampshire
AT
Assistive Technology
ATEC
Assistive Technology Evaluation & Consultation
ATinNH
Assistive Technology in New Hampshire
ATP
Assistive Technology Practitioner
ATPP
Assistive Technology Partnership Project
ATSI
Assistive Technology Summer Institute
AYP
Adequate Yearly Progress
AUCD
Association of University Centers on Disabilities

B

BA
Beyond Access
BAAA
Beyond Access for Assessment Accommodations
BD
Behavioral Disorder
BDS
Bureau of Developmental Services
BEAS
Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services
BIANH
Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire

C

CAC
Consumer Advisory Council
CART
Communication Access Realtime Translation
CAUSE
Communities Actively United for Social Equality
CC
Closed Captioning
CCC
Certificate of Clinical Competency
CDC
Center for Disease Control
CEBIS
Center on Effective Behavioral Interventions and Supports
CEOP
Career Enhancement Opportunities Project
CEU
Continuing Education Unit
CFDA
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CHaD
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth
CHANCE
Center for Housing and New Community Economics
CHB
Child Health Bureau
CHHS
College of Health and Human Services
CHIP
Children's Health Insurance Program
CIRRIE
Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange
CLAS
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
CMHC
Community Mental Health Centers
CMHI
Center for Medical Home Improvement
CMS
Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services
COP
Community of Practice
CSDC
Child Study and Development Center
CSS
T Center for START Services
CTAA
Community Transportation Association of America

D

DCBCS
Division of Community Based Care Services
DCYF
Division for Children, Youth & Families
DD
Developmental Disability
DDC
Developmental Disabilities Council
DEC
Division of Early Childhood
DHHS
Department of Health and Human Services
DMS
Dartmouth Medical School
DOE
Department of Education
DRC
Disabilities Rights Center
DSM
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by the American Psychiatric Association

E

EARN
Employment and Asset-Development Resource Network
ECE
Early Childhood Education
ECSE
Early Childhood Special Education
ECO
Early Childhood Outcomes Center
EGAPP
Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention
EI
Early Intervention
ELLCO
Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation Tool
ESL
English as a Second Language
ESNH
Easter Seals New Hampshire
ESS
Early Supports and Services

F

FBA
Functional Behavioral Analysis
FCTP
Family Centered Transition Planning Project
FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FRC
Family Resource Connection

G

GLE
Grade Level Expectation
GSEG
General Supervision Enhancement Grant
GSIL
Granite State Independent Living

H

HOH
Hard of Hearing
HRSA
Health Resources and Services Administration
HS
High School

I

ICAN
Interactive Collaborative Autism Network
ICO
Independent Care Options
ID
Intellectual Disability
IDD
Intellectual/Developmental Disability
IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEE
Individualized Educational Evaluation
IEP
Individualized Education Plan
IF
Innovation Facilitators
IHLE
The Institute for Health, Law and Ethics
IHPP
Institute for Health Policy and Practice
IOD
Institute on Disability

L

LD
Learning Disability
LEND
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disability
LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
LIFE
Living with Independence, Freedom & Equality
LRE
Least Restrictive Environment

M

MAST
Mental Health and Schools Together
MCHB
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
MCH-LEND
Maternal and Child Leadership Education and Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
MH
Mental Health
MLSP
Master of Law and Social Policy
MSOT
Master of Science in Social Work
MSW
Master of Social Work

N

NACDD
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
NADD
National Association for the Dually Diagnosed
NAMI
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NASDE
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
NASW
National Association of Social Workers
NATTAP
National Assistive Technology Technical Assistive Partnership
NATTAP
Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Providers
NBCOT
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
NCIE
National Center on Inclusive Education
NDHHS
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
NECAP
New England Common Assessment Program
NECTAC
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
NEGC
The New England Genetics Collaborative
NEP
Northeast Passage
NERG
New England Regional Genetics
NH LEASD
New Hampshire Leadership Education in Autism Spectrum Disorders Program
NH LEND
New Hampshire Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
NHLS
New Hampshire Leadership Series
NHTI
New Hampshire Technical Institute
NIDRR
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NIEI
National Inclusive Education Initiative
NIH
National Institutes of Health
NIMH
National Institute of Mental Health
NIOSH
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NPDC on ASD
The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders

O

OHSP
Occupational Health Surveillance Program
OSEP
Office of Special Education Programs
OSERS
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
OT
Occupational Therapy
OTR/L
Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist

P

P&A
Protection and Advocacy
PATH
Promoting Access Transition Health
PBIS
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
PBS
Positive Behavioral Supports
PCA
Personal Care Attendant
PCP
Person Centered Planning
PD
Professional Development
PDD
Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PF
People First
PIC
Parent Information Center
PI
Project Investigator
PLC
Professional Learning Community
PSU
Plymouth State University
PT
Physical Therapy

R

REM
Refurbished Equipment Marketplace
RENEW
Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work
RSQ
Recent Stressors Questionnaire 
RtI
Response to Intervention

S

SAMHSA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAS
Supplemental Aids and Services
SAU
School Administrative Unit
SCDC
Seacoast Child Development Clinic
SCI
Spinal Cord Injury
SERESC
Southeastern Regional Education Service Center
SIRS
START Information Reporting System
SLP
Speech Language Pathology
SNTI
START National Training Institute
SPECS
Specific Planning Encourages Creative Solutions
SSDI
Social Security Disability Income
SSI
Supplemental Security Income
START
Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources, Treatment
StatsRRTC
Hunter College Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics

T

TA
Technical Assistance
TAAP
The Autism Acceptance Project
TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
TDD
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
TEC
Technology Exploration Center
TPM
Team Planning Model
TREK
Therapeutic Recreation Empowering Kids
TSNH
Transportation Solutions New Hampshire
TTY
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf

U

UCED
University Center for Excellence on Disability
UDL
Universal Design Language for Learning
UNH
University of New Hampshire

W

WIRC
Work Incentives Resources Center

Y

YES
Youth Empowerment Services