Autism Glossary - What it All Means

A
ABA: Applied Behavior Analysis

ABC: Autism Behavior Checklist - a diagnostic tool

ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADI: Autism Diagnostic Interview - a diagnostic tool developed in London by the Medical Research Council

ADOS: Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale

AIT: Auditory Integration Training

AS: Asperger's Syndrome

ASA: Autism Society of America

ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorders


ASL: American Sign Language

C
CARS: Childhood Autism Rating Scale

CBCL: Achenbach Childhood Behavior Checklist - a diagnostic tool
CHAT: Checklist for Autism in Toddlers - a diagnostic tool

D
DAN Doctor: a physician who uses the DAN protocol to diagnose autism

DAN Protocol: an assessment protocol that examines the underlying disorders causing autism

DD: Developmental DisabilitiesDVD: Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia

E
EEG: ElectroencephalogramELAP: Early Learning Accomplishment Profile - an evaluation tool

F
FC: Facilitated CommunicationFCT: Facilitated Communication Training

G
GARS: Gilliam Autism Rating Scale

H
HFA: High-functioning Autistic

I
ICF: Intermediate Care Facility

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Act

IEP: Individualized Education Plan

IFSP: Individualized Family Service Plan

IHP: Individualized Habilitation Program

IPP: Individual Program Plan

L
LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social WorkerLRE: Least Restrictive Environment

M
MSDD: Multi-System Developmental Disorder

N
NT: Neurologically Typical or Neurotypical

NOS: Not Otherwise Specified

O
OCD: Obsessive Compulsive DisorderODD: Oppositional Defiant DisorderOT: Occupational Therapist

P
PDD: Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDD NOS: Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System

PEP: Psycho-educational Profile

PEP-R: Psycho-educational Profile Revised

PRT: Pivotal Response Training

PT: Physical Therapy

S
SAS: Specialized Autism Services

SI: Sensory Integration

SIB: Self-Injurious Behavior

SIT: Sensory Integration Therapy

T
TEACCH: Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your post. I also just recently found out about this autism program, never knew that such was available. Did you ever hear about such programs before? Anyhows, keep up your blog posts, look forward to reading them.

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