Acronyms 


Here's the few I know:

ASD - "Autism Spectrum Disorder"

A.S. "Aspergers Syndrome"

LD "Learning Disabled"

ADHD "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder"

ADD "Attention Deficit Disorder"

OCD "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder"

APD "Auditory Processing Disorder"


SIB "Self-Injurious Behavior"

SLP or S-LP "Speech-Language Pathologist"

PT "Physical Therapy"

OT "Occupational Therapy" or "Occupational Therapist"{Like Physical Therapy only deals with fine motor skills, e.g. picking up small objects like coins. Occupational therapists would be the people who provide Sensory Integration Therapy} SI "Sensory Integration"

SID "Sensory Integration Dysfunction"

BP "Bi-Polar" (formerly called "manic-depressive")

IEP "Individualized Educational Plan"

ASL "American Sign Language"

DAN! "Defeat Autism Now"

IgG - An antibody involved in intraveneous immunoglobulin

DMG "dimethylglycine"

DTT "Discrete Trial Training"

NT "Neurotypical"

LFA "Low-functioning Autistic" or "Low-functioning Autism"

HFA "High-functioning Autistic" or "High-functioning Autism"

ODD "Oppositional Defiant Disorder"

DD "Developmentally Delayed"

PDD "Pervasive Development Disorder"

PDD-NOS or PDD/NOS "Pervasive Development Disorder--Not Otherwise Specified"

CP "Cerebral Palsy".

IDEA "Individuals with Disabilities Act"

PECS "Picture Exchange Communication System"

ABA "Applied Behavior Analysis"

FDA "Food and Drug Administration"

MR "Mental Retardation"

HH "Hard of Hearing."

IQ "Intelligence Quotient."

CDC "Center for Disease Control and Prevention"

NAAR "National Alliance for Autism Research"

HSLDA "Home School Legal Defense Organization."

FOIA "Freedom Of Information Act."

SSA "Social Security Administration"

SSI "Supplemental Security Income"

MMR "Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccination."

ED "Emotionally Disturbed. "

FAE - Fetal alcohol effects

SM - Selective Mutism

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VI   Visually Impaired


TS:   Tourette Syndrome  

CAPD "central auditory processing disorder"

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NTD - neuro tube defects

SB - spina bifida

SCI - spinal cord injury

NF-1  - Neurofibromatosis

CVI  Cortical Visual Impairment

AgCC - Agenesis of the corpus callosum, where the major nerve connection between the right and left hemisphere of the brain did not form, or only formed partially.

DgCC - Dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, the same thing....

P-AgCC - partial Agenesis of the corpus callosum, there is a partial connection.

C-AgCC - Complete AgCC...there is NO connection.



TEACCH "Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Disorders."
Written by AutiMama

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