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Human Service Acronyms

The following is of list of acronyms commonly used within People Inc. and throughout the human service field.

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADC

Adult Day Care

ADL

Activities of Daily Living

APS

Adult Protective Services

BOCES

Board of Cooperative Educational Services

CAB

Consumer Advisory Board

CASA

Community Alternative Systems Agency

CBVH

Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped

CDPAP

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program

CDS

Consumer Directed Services

CFA

Comprehensive Financial Assessment

CHHA

Certified Home Health Agency

COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

CP

Cerebral Palsy

CPS

Child Protective Services

CQC

Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled

CSS

Consolidated Supports and Services

CSW

Certified Social Worker

DC

Developmental Center

DD

Developmental Disabilities

DDAWNY

Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York

DDP

Developmental Disabilities Profile

DDSO

Developmental Disabilities Services Office

DNR

Do Not Resuscitate

DOH

Department of Health

DQM

Division of Quality Management

DSS

Department of Social Services

DVE

Diagnostic Vocational Education

ECDC

Early Childhood Direction Center

ECMC

Erie County Medical Center

ED

Emotionally Disturbed

EHC

Elmwood Health Center

EIP

Early Intervention Program

EMOD

Environmental Modification

FAS

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

FSS

Family Support Services

HCBS

Home and Community Based Services

HHC

Home Health Care

HCP

Health Care Proxy

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HMO

Health Maintenance Organization

HRC

Human Rights Committee

HUD

Housing and Urban Development

ICF

Intermediate Care Facility

IEP

Individualized Education Plan

ILC

Independent Living Center

IPP

Individual Program Plan

IPOP

Individualized Plan of Protective Oversight

IPR

Independent Peer Review

IRA

Individualized Residential Alternative

ISE

Individual Service Environment

ISP

Individualized Service Plan

ISS

Individual Support Services

IT

Interdisciplinary Team

LCED

Level of Care Eligibility Determination

LD

Learning Disability

LDA

Learning Disabled Association

LSED

Legal Services for Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of WNY

MA

Medicaid

MH

Mental Health

MHLS

Mental Hygiene Legal Services

MMIS

Medicaid Management Information System

MSC

Medicaid Service Coordinator

MSW

Masters of Social Work

NLS

Neighborhood Legal Services

NP

Nurse Practitioner

NYSACRA

New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies

NYSADSP

New York State Association of Day Services Providers

NYS CARES

New York State Creating Alternatives in Residential Environments and Services

NYSRA

New York State Rehabilitation Association

OMH

Office of Mental Health

OPWDD

Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

OPTS

Options for People Through Services

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OT

Occupational Therapy or Therapist

OTR

Occupational Therapist – Registered

PA

Program Administrator

PA

Physician’s Assistant

PC

Personal Care

PCSS

Plan of Care Support Services

PCA

Personal Care Aide

PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PM

Program Manager

POCA

Plan of Corrective Action

POPO

Plan of Protective Oversight

PRC

Priority Review Committee

PT

Physical Therapy or Therapist

PWS

Prader-Willi Syndrome

QA

Quality Assurance

QI

Quality Improvement

Res. Hab.

Residential Habilitation

RN

Registered Nurse

SCIP-R

Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention - Revised

SCOR

Service Coordination Observation Report

SETRC

Special Education Training Resource Center

SOCR

State Operated Community Residence

SOD

Statement of Deficiency

SOICF

State Operated Intermediate Care Facility

SOIRA

State Operated Individual Residential Alternative

SP

Speech Pathology or Pathologist

SRC

Special Review Committee

SSA

Social Security Administration

SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI

Supplemental Security Income

ST

Speech Therapy

TABS

Tracking and Billing System

TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury

TDD

Telephone Device for the Deaf

TRAID

Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities

VESID

Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities





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