Commonly Used Acronyms

A | B | C | D | F | H | I | L | M | N | O | P| Q | R | S | T | U

A
   
 

ACF

AC

ADA

ADD

ATC

Administration for Children and Families

Advisory Council

Americans with Disabilities Act

Administration on Development Disabilities

Assistive Technology Center

     
B    
 

BOD

Board of Directors

     
C    
 

CAP

CCD

CMHS

 CMS

Client Assistance Program

Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities

Center for Mental Health Services

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA - Health Care Financing Administration)

     

D

   
 

DD

DD Act

DDC

DSA

Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act

Developmental Disabilities Council

Designated State Agency

     
F
   
 

FY

Fiscal Year

     

H

   
 

HAVA

Help America Vote Act

     
I    
 

IDEA

ILCs

Individual with Disabilities Education Act

Independent Living Centers

     

L

   
 

LD

Learning Disability

     
M    

 

MI

MR

MTARS

Mental Illness

Mental Retardation

Monitoring and Technical Assistance Review System

     
N
   
 

NDRN


NIDRR

National Disability Rights Network (formerly NAPAS - National Association of Protection & Advocacy Systems)

National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research

     
O    
 

OMB

OSERS

Office of Management & Budget

Office of Special Education Rehabilitation Services

     
P    
 

PAAT

PABSS

PADD

PAIMI

PAIR

PAVA

PPR

PR

Protection & Advocacy for Obtaining Assistive Technology

Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security

Protection & Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness

Protection & Advocacy for Individual Rights

Protection& Advocacy for Voting Access

Program Performance Report

Public Relations

     
R
   
 

RSA

Rehab Act

Rehabilitation Services Administration

Rehabilitation Act

     
S    
 

SAMHSA

SOP

SSA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Statement of Objectives & Priorities

Social Secutiry Administration

     
T    
 

TASC

TASR

TBI

Tech Act

Training and Advocacy Support Center (formerly ATTAC – Advocacy Training and Technical Assistance Center)

Technical Assistance Site Review (CMHS)

Traumatic Brain Injury

Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act

     

U

   
 

UAP

UCE

University Affiliated Program

University Centers for Excellence in Development Disabilities Education, Research and Service