Guide to Common Acronyms

ACRONYMS on our Website
ABA: Applied Behavior Analysis
ABC: Autism Behavior Checklist – a diagnostic tool
ACA: Affordable Care Act
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADI: Autism Diagnostic Interview
ADOS: Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale
AIT: Auditory Integration Training
ASA: Autism Society of America
ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASL: American Sign Language
BCaBA: Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst
BCAT: Board Certified Autism Technician
BCBA: Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst
BICC: Behavioral Intervention Certification Council
BIP: Behavior Intervention Plan
BT: Behavior Technician
CARS: Childhood Autism Rating Scale|
CBCL: Achenbach Childhood Behavior Checklist – a diagnostic tool
CBS: Center Based Session
CE: Continuing Education
CHAT: Checklist for Autism in Toddlers – a diagnostic tool
CHIP: Individual’s Health Insurance Program
DD: Developmental Disabilities
DVD: Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
DTT: Discrete Trial Training
EEG: Electroencephalogram
ELAP: Early Learning Accomplishment Profile – an evaluation tool
EHB: Essential Health Benefits
EIBI: Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention
EO: Establishing Operation
EPSDT: Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Testing
ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning
FAPE: Free Appropriate Public Education
FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FBA: Functional Behavioral Assessment
FBI: Fluency-Based Instruction
FC: Facilitated Communication
FCT: Facilitated Communication Training
GARS: Gilliam Autism Rating Scale
HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
IBT: Institute for Behavioral Training
IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP: Individualized Education Program
IOA: Interobserver Agreement
IFSP: Individualized Family Service Plan
IHP: Individualized Habilitation Program
IMR: Independent Medical Review
INS: Insurance
IPP: Individual Program Plan
IRO: Independent Review Organization
LBA: Licensed Behavior Analyst
LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LEA: Licensed Education Agency
LRE: Least Restrictive Environment
MHPAEA: Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act
MOOP: Maximum Out of Pocket
MSDD: Multi-System Developmental Disorder
NET: Natural Environment Training
NT: Neurologically Typical or Neurotypical
NOS: Not Otherwise Specified
OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ODD: Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OEP: Open Enrollment Period
OT: Occupational Therapist
PDD: Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PDDBI: Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavior Inventory
PDD NOS: Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System
PEP: Psycho-educational Profile
PEP-R: Psycho-educational Profile Revised
PHI: Protected Health Information
PRT: Pivotal Response Training
PSI: Parent Stress Index
PT: Physical Therapy
RBT: Registered Behavior Technician
RM: Reliable Measurement
SAS: Specialized Autism Services
SD: School District
SI: Sensory Integration
SIB: Self-Injurious Behavior
SIT: Sensory Integration Therapy