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Commonly Used Abbreviations & Acronyms

AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder
AES Alternative Education Setting
AVRS Automated Voice Response System
BD Behavior Disordered, must have at least a normal IQ (80 or above)
CAP Cost Allocation Plan
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
COTA Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
CPT Current Procedural Terminology
CPTA Certified Physical Therapist Assistant
DCFS Department of Children and Family Services
DD Developmentally Delayed
DHS Department of Human Services
DHS---ORS Department of Human Services/Office of Rehabilitative Services
DOE Department of Education
ECC Electronic Claims Capture
ECI Early Childhood Intervention
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer
EHA Education for All Handicapped Children Act, PL 94-142
EI Early Intervention
EMH Educable Mentally Handicapped
EPSDT Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ESY Extended School Year
FAPE Free and Appropriate Public Education
FERPA Family Educational Rights Privacy Act
HFS Healthcare and Family Services
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
IATP Illinois Assistive Technology Project
ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, PL 101-476
IDFPR Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
IEP Individualized Education Program
IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan
ISBE Illinois State Board of Education
LD Learning Disabled/Disability
LEA Local Education Agency
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
MDC Multidisciplinary Conference
MI/mi Mental Impairment (mild), refers to an IQ between 60 and 70
MI/mo Mental Impairment (moderate), refers to an IQ between 50 and 60
MMIS Medicaid Management Information System
MMR Mild Mental Retardation
NDA Non-Disabled
NIPS Non-Institutional Provider Services
OIG - HFS Office of the Inspector General, Department of Healthcare and Family Services
OCR Office of Civil Rights
OT Occupational Therapy or Therapist
OTR Registered Occupational Therapist
PT Physical Therapy or Therapist
REV Recipient Eligibility Verification system
RT Respiratory Therapist
SBHS School-Based Health Services
S-CHIP State Children's Health Insurance Program
SEA State Educational Agency
SEC Special Education Cooperatives
SERS Special Education and Related Services
Severe and Profound IQ below 50
SLP Speech/Language Pathologist
SpEd Special Education
SPA State Plan Amendment
SPMP Skilled Professional Medical Personnel
ST Speech Therapy or Therapist
TANF Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
Title XIX Federal legislation that created the Medicaid program
Title XXI Federal legislation that created the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP)
TMH Trainable Mentally Handicapped
TPL Third Party Liability
VOCA Voice Activated Communication Aid


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