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AA Alcoholics Anonymous of the Lehigh Valley

AAA
Area Agency on Aging

AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication

AACAP American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

AACWA Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act –federal law

AAIDD American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, formerly known as the American Association on Mental Retardation. This organization provides supports and recognizes the personal strengths of all individuals with disabilities. They offer trainings, resources, and an online journal.

AAPD American Association of People with Disabilities This is a National nonprofit cross disability member organization.

AARP American Association of Retired Persons

ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis - behavior tht is rewarded is more likely to be repeated than behavior ignored

ABIN Acquired Brain Injury Network

ABOARD Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders - Information and advocacy for families of children, adolescents and adults with autism.

ACE's
Adverse Childhood Experiences - For more information you can go to: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; or view information on the Ace Study or the Sanctuary Model or at Calvacade Productions.

ACF Administration for Children and Families

ACT Alternatives to Coercive Techniques - an initiative of DPW (Restraint Reduction)

ACT Assertive Community Treatment - An adult MH & D&A program through ElWYN. ACT team available 12 hours per day

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act Another website provides searches through categories such as employment, public accommodations, transportation, recreation, and enforcement

ADD Attention Deficit Disorder

ADDA National Attention Deficit Disorder Association

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADL Activities of Daily Living

ADS Adult Day Services - MR for communication, personal, vocational, socialization, cognitive, motor skills, ADL's, education, recreation

ADT Adult Developmental Training, see ADS

AE  Administrative Entity

AFCARS Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System

AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children

AFSP American Foundation for Suicide Prevention The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those impacted by suicide.

AGRE Autism Genetic Resource Genetic Exchange

AHEAD Association on Higher Education and Disability - Information for individuals with disabilities who are interested in higher education (college).

AIDS
Acquired Immune deficiency Syndrome

ALANON Family Group Support for family members of an alcoholic

ALAW Autism Living and Working - Information and support for adults wtih autism to live independently

ALD
Assistive Lestening Device

ALS Average Length of Stay (service)

ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) ALS Association is a national not-for-profit voluntary health organization

AMA American Medical Association

AMI Alliance for Mentally Ill

AOA Administration on Aging

AOPC Administrative Office Pennsylvania Courts

APE Adaptive Physical Education

APD Advanced Psychiatric Directive

APD Allentown Police Department

APHP Acute Partial Hospitalization Program - 5 days/week, MH Tx program, 1:1, groups, and perhaps family therapy. Psychiatrist available to prescribe medication. MA or insurance required in most cases.

APPA American Probation and Parole Association

APPLA Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement

APS Approved Private School

APSI Adolescent Problem Severity Index - assessment in D&A

ARC Advocacy and Resources for Citizens with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities

ARC American Red Cross

ARCH Autism Resource Community Hub of Lehigh Valley

ARM Allentown Rescue Mission

AS Autistic Support

ASA Autism Society of America

ASAM American Society of Addiction Medicine

ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange

ASD Allentown School District

ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASFA Adoption and Safe Families Act - youth should be raised in as family-like setting as possible; biological families, adoptive parents, or relatives

ASHA American Speech & Hearing Association

ASL American Sign Language

ASPEN Asperger Syndrome Education Network, Inc.

AT Assistive Technology

ATD Alternatives to Detention

ATF Adult Training Facility - MR day supports for adults to develop skills with personal needs

AVTS Area Vocational Technical School

AYP Adequate Yearly Progress (related to education)



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BARJ Balanced Apporach to Restorative Justice

BAS Bureau of Autism Services

BBA Balanced Budget Act - Federal

BCBA Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

BCM Blended Case Management

BCU Benefits CheckUP

BDAP Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs

BDAP CIS Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs' Client Information System

BEC Basic Education Circular

BFFSP Bureau of Fee for Service Programs - OMAP

BH-MCO Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization - an entity, which manages the purchase and provision of Behavioral Services

BHRS/Provider 50 Behavioral Health Rehabilitation - Short-term intensive in-home, community-based MH Tx. Weekly tx by a Mobile Therapist (MT), Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC), and Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS). Available up to age 21, MA insurance is required.

BICS Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills

BIP Behavioral Intervention Plan - Information from FBA used to create a positive behavior plan and supportive environment. Used in Education and with autistic children.

BNDD Bureau of Narcotic Drugs and Devices

BPI Bureau of Program Integrity - under federal mandate in OMAP to help protect the MA program from provider fraud, abuse & waste, and that recipients don't abuse services.

BPPD Bureau of Policy and Program Development

BS Brief Service

BSC Behavior Specialist Consultant

BSE Bureau of Special Education

BSP Behavior Support Program

BSU Base Service Unit - Outpatient clinic. Serves adults 18+ years of age and no longer in high school. Accepts Medical Assistance insurance. BSU 391 - Lehigh Valley Hospital, 17th & Chew St. BSU 392 - Muhlenberg Hospital -Bethlehem

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C&Y Children and Youth

CA Cocaine Anonymous

CAA
Combating Autism Act

CAAC County Administrators Advisory Committee

CAC Child Advocacy Center

CACLV Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley

CADA Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse

CADD Cassandra Affective Deprivation Disorder - When a person with Asperger's Syndrome enters a relationship with a neurotypical partner, the NT partner is likely to experience social-emotional deprivation and may suffer serious consequences.

CADDRE Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities Research & Epidemiology

CAFAS
Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale - degree of impairment in ADLs due to emotional, behavioral, psychological, psychiatric, or substance abuse problems.

CALM
Counseling Awareness to be Legally Mandated

CALP
Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency

CAN
Child Abuse & Neglect

CAN
Cure Autism Now

CANS
Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessment - pts can complete self-assessments in the provider's office. Can be used to assess outcomes for pts.

CAO
Chief Administrative Officer

CAO
County Assistance Office - the county offices of the Department which administer the Medical Assistance program at the local level. Department staff in these offices perform necessary Medical Assistance functions such as determining recipient eligibility.

CAP
Customer Assistance Program. Monthly payment based on gross income, household size, and usage at the property. Household income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Must have active residential heating or no-heating UGI account. Contact 1-800-UGI-WARM.

CAPTA
Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act

CAPTA
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act - federal law, guidance for CPS

CARF
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

CART Computer Aided Realtime Translation

CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocate - a volunteer who works with families, a set of objective eyes

CASSP
Child & Adolescent Service System Program

CATS Commonwealth Approved Training System

CAU
County Administrative Unit

CAVP
Corrective Action Verification Plan

CAWS Community Alternative Work Service

CBA Curriculum Based Assessment

CBHU
Children's Behavioral Health Unit

CBS
Community Based Services

CC
Cultural Competence

CCBH
Community Care Behavioral Health

CCI
Community Commitment Incorporated

CCRS
Consolidated Community Reporting System

CCYA
Lehigh County Children and Youth Agency

CDC
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDR Council for Disability Rights - Advancing rights and enhancing lives of people with disabilities

CDS
College of Direct Support

CER
Comprehensive Evlauation Report (or ER)

CERC
Corrections Education Records Center

CFO
Chief Financial Officer

CFR
Code of Federal Regualations

C/FST
Consumer & Family Satisfaction Team

C-GAS Children's Global Assessment Scale

CHADD
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Chapter 14
Regulations of PA Board of Education - implementing IDEA

Chapter 15
Regulations of PA Board of Education - implementing 504

Chapter 342
Standards of PA Secretary of Education - implementing, no longer in effect

CHIP
Children's Health Insurance Program - If parents make too much for MA, this costs little to nothing. Child is not eligible for Medicaid or have other health insurance, under age 19, family income of 19,600 for family of 1 to 67,200 for a family of 8 for the free program.

CHIPP
Community Hospital Integrated Program Project - assisting pts with the movement out of the state hospital.

CHOE
Children's Home of Easton

CHOP
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

CHOR
Children's Home of Reading

CI
Community Integration

CI Crisis Intervention

CIS Client Information System - the department's automated file of Medical Assistance eligible recipients

CISC
Children in Substitute Care - children and adolescents living outside their homes in the legal custody of a public agency, in any of the following settings: shelter homes, foster family homes, group homes, supervised independent living, residential treatment facilities, residential placement (other than youth development centers) for children and adolescents who have been adjudicated dependent or delinquent.

CJAB
Criminal Justice Advisory Board

CJJTR Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research

CLA Community Living Arrangement - a group home, also called a CH (Community Home)

CLD
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

CLIU-21
Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21

CM
Casemanager

CMHPSR
The Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research at the University of PA

CMHS
Center for Mental Health Services, also known as Community Mental Health Centers

CMS
Case Management Services

CMS
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - an agency of the Federal Department of Health & Human Services which provides guidance to the states regarding Federal regulation of the Medicare & Medicaid programs

COA
Council on Accreditaion of Services for Families and Children Service, Inc

COB
Coordiantion of Benefits

COBPD
Childhood - Onset Bipolar Disorder

COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

COC Conference of Churches

COD
Co-Occurring Disorders - mental health & substance abuse disorders

COE
Center of Excellence

COG
Change of Goal

COLA
Cost of Living Adjustment

COMPASS
Commonwealth of PA Access to Social Services

COP Communities of Practice

CP
Cerebral Palsy

CPARC
Cumberland-Perry Association for Retarded Citizens -

CPCMS Common Pleas Case Management System

CPEA Collaborative Program of Excellence in Autism

CPS
Certified Peer Specialist

CPS
Child Protective Services - at CAC, abuse

CPSL
Child Protective Services Law, also known as Act 179

CQI
Continuous Quality Improvement

CRF
Code of Federal Regulations

CRF
Community Residential Facility

CRNP
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

CRP
Community Rehabilitation Program

CRR
Community Residential Rehabilitation - short-term living arrangement for adults ages 18+ identified with a serious & persistent mental illness & require support in a group home/community-living setting

CRR GH
Community Rehabilitative Residence Group Home - an intensive & structured group-living program for children & adolescents who are unable to live within family environment but do not require intensity of an RTF. MA insurance is required

CRR HH
Community Rehabilitative Residence Host Home - an intensive & structured family-living home with highly trained "therapeutic parents" for children & adilescents. MA insureance is required.

CSA
Catholic Social Agency

CSAT
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

CSC
Community Services for Children - provides child & family development services to low-income families

CSI
Consumer Satisfaction Instruments

CSP
Community Support Program

CST
Consumer Satisfaction Team

CTC
Career and Technical Education Center

CTT
Community Treatment Team - to assist/divert clients from state hospital admissions. All inclusive; ICM, nursing, psychiatry, crisis care. The most intense outpatient level of care for adults

CTTOPP
Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing

CVC
Crime Victims Council

CWEL Child Welfare Education for Leadership

CWLA
Child Welfare League of America - the nation's oldest & largest membership based child welfare organiztion committed to engaging people everywhere in promoting the well-being of children, youth & their families and protecting every child from harm

CWTP
PA Child Welfare Training Program - through the University of Pittsburgh - training for child welfare workers

CYS
Children and Youth Services

 

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D&A Drug and Alcohol

D&A ICM
Drug and Alcohol Intensive Case Management - assists clients with a history of substance abuse or dependence in meeting daily functions and needs within the community setting. This service is not a 24 hour emergency service. Lehigh County SCA contracts with the Lehigh Valley Drug and Alcohol Intake Unit to provide this service.

D&A RC Drug and Alcohol Resource Coordination - assists county funded clients who have completed treatment in the follow through of outpatient or intensive outpatient treatment. This service is not a 24 hour emergency service. Lehigh County SCA contracts with the Lehigh Valley Drug and Alcohol Intake Unit.

DA District Attorney

DAN Defeat Autism Now

DAP Disability Advocacy Program - in PA called DRN - Disability Rights Network

D/C
Discharge

DD
Developmental Disability

DDD
Department of Developmental Disabilities

DEA
Drug Enforcement Agency

DEF
Dollar Energy Fund Help with Heating needs. Emergency hardship funds help residential customers who have suffered recent financial hardship and need temporary help paying their electric bill. Household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Contact 1-800-545-7741.

DHS
Department of Human Services

DHHS
Department of Health & Human Services (Federal program)

DIBELS
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills

DIR
Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based -Floortime- a comprenhensive interdisciplinary approach that focuses on the emotional development of an ASD child

DLP
Disabilities Law Project

DMC Disproportionate Minority Contact

DME Durable Medical Equipment

D/O
Disorder

DOD
Department of Disabilities

DOH
Department of Health

DOL
U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and training administration, Office of Disability Employment, wage and hour division, etc.

DOT
Department of Transportation

DPH
Due Process Hearing

DPW
Department of Public Welfare

DRI Detention Risk Instrument


DRN
Disabilities Rights Network

DRO
Domestic Relations Office

DSM- V  
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

DTT
Discrete Trial Training

DUR
Drug Utilization Review

DV
Domestic Violence

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EAHCA Education for All Handicapped Children's Act - a federal law

EAP
Employee Assistance Program

EBP Evidence-Based Practice

ECMHP
Early Childhood Mental Health Program

ED
Emotional Disturbance

EEAP
Emergency Energy Assistance Program

EEOC
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Government agency that handles complaints about employment discrimination based on age, sex, race, ethnicity, and disability. Information for young workers about their equal employment opportunity rights and responsibilities.

EI
Early Intervention - birth to 3 years, funded by DPW after the age of 3 PDE funds

EIBE
Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention

EIOP
Early Intervention and Outreach Programs

EIPA
Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment

EITA Early Intervention Technical Assistance

ELC-PA
Education Law Center of Pennsylvania

ELL
English Language Learners

ELP
Essential Life Style Planning

EMR
Educable Mentally Retarded

ENHT
Enhanced Nursing Home Transition

EPSDT
Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis & Treatment - a federal Medicaid program, a comprehensive and preventive child health program

ER
Emergency Room

ER
Evaluation Report (formerly CER)

ES
Emotional Support

ESL
English as a Second Language

ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESY
Extended School Year - special education services are extended beyond the normal school year

EVS
Eligibility Verification System - An automated system available to MA Providers and other specified organizations for on-line verification of MA eligibility, MCO enrollment, third party resources, and scope of benefits.

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FA
Fiscal Agent

FAAAS
Families of Adults Affected by Asperger's Syndrome - This site offers practical advice and resources for a partner or family member of someone with AS.

FACE
Fathers and Children's Equality Child custody issues

FACYF
Federal Administration for Children, Youth and Families

FAPE
Free Appropriate Public Education - guaranteed by Public Law 94-142, at no expense to parents & family

FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Development

FBMHS
Family-Based Mental Health Services

FBA
Functional Behavrioal Assessment - school evaluation analyzes function of behavior & manipulates antecedent & consequence factory to effect behavioral change

FBS
Family Based Services - intensive 6-8 months in-home MH treatment program; individual and family therapy with 2 therapists - for children and adolescents

FBMHS
Family Based Mental Health Services - 8 month in-home treatment program, individual & family therapy to prevent out of home placement

FBVR
Facility Based Vocational Rehabilitation

FC
Facilitated Communication

FCIA
Foster Care Independence Act - to help youth who age out of foster care; education, employment, homeless, dependent on public assistance

FD/FSS
Family Driven Family Support Services - in the ID system, the family chooses the services they want to receive

FDA
Food and Drug Administration

FERPA
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

FFS
Fee-For-Services - Payment by the Department to Providers on a per-service basis for health care services provided to Medical Assistance recipients.

FFSBS
Family Focused Solution Based Service

FFT
Functional Family Therapy - a research based prevention & intervention program for at-risk adolescents & their families. It targets youth 11-18. For violence, drug abuse, conduct disorder & family conflict. It can be used as an alternative to detention for first time misdemeanors.

FGDM
Family Group Decision Making Lehigh County Office of Children and Youth has a FGDM unit

FIP
Family Intervention Program

FL
Family Living - MR individual matched with a family to share lives

FS
Formal Supports - Services & supports provided by professionals (or other individuals who are "paid to care")

FSP Family Service Plan

FSS
Family Support Services - Funding in MR; financial help for respite care, in-home therapy, aides, equipment, family education, recreation, diapers, camp ($600, 900, or 1,900)

FSSR
Family Services System Reform

FST
Family Satisfaction Team

FTAC Family Training and Advocacy Center for Mental Health

FTS
Forensic Treatment Services

FUP
Family Unification Program - FUP provides homeless and poorly housed families involved with the child welfare system with decent and affordable housing and supportive services in order to safely reunite them with their children. FUP vouchers are also available to prevent homelessness among former foster youth.

FXS
Fragile X Syndrome

FYI
Family & Youth Intervention

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GA Gamblers Anonymous

GAF
Global Assessment of Functioning

GLBT Gay, Lesbian, bisexual, and questioning

GPS General Protective Services (neglect, poverty, medical care)

GPS Global Positioning System

GRASP The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership An educational and advocational organization for individuals with an Asperger diagnosis.

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HAO Hispanic American Organization

HAP
Homeless Assistance Program - State funds provided to their counties to address needs of the homeless. This is for young adults leaving the substitute care system.

HALA Hispanic American League of Artists

HC
HealthChoices - the name of PA program that provides mandatory managed health care to Medical Assistance recipients

HCBS
Home and Community Based Services

HC-L/C
Health Choices Lehigh/Capital - Mandatory MA managed care program for Lehigh County

HCBW
Home and Community Based Waiver

HCM
Housing Case Management

HCQUs
Health Care Quality Units - professionals help county MR programs to monitor & improve health status of individuals

HCSIS
Home & Community Services Information System - statewide MR computer system (for ISP, case notes, demographics, incidents, hospitalizations, providers, etc.)

HC Zone
Health Choices Zone - County groupings designated by the Deaprtment for participation in the Hehlth Choices-Behavioral Health Program.

HHS
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

HI
Hearing Impaired

HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIPP
Health Insurance Premium Payment Program

HIV/AIDS
Human Immuno Deficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

HMO
Health Maintenance Organization - a public or private organization organized under state law that is a federally qualified health maintenance organization or meets the State Plan's definition of a health maintenance organization

HO
Hearing Officer

HRD
Human Resource Development

HRP
Health Risk Profile

HRSA
Health Resources & Services Administration

HRTW
Healthy and Ready To Work - Assessment tools and information for children with special health care needs who are approaching adulthood and require assistance in transitioning into adult health care and secondary education or employment.

HUD
Housing & Urban Development - Administration on federal subsidized housing, people with disabilities, etc.

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I&R Information and Referral Unit - in Lehigh County

IACC
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

IAES
Interim Alternative Educational Setting

ICAN
Involved Consumers Action Network in PA

ICC
Interagency Coordinating Council - an advisory group of parents, professionals to advise the Governor & Departments about Early Intervention issues in PA

ICCD
International Center For Clubhouse Development

ICD
International Classification of Diseases

ICDL
Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental Learning Disorders

ICF
Intermediate Care Facility

ICF/ID
Intermediate Care Facility for individuals with an Intellectual Disability - some small homes serve 4 to 8 people, larger facilities serve more individuals

ICI Institute for Community Inclusion - Information on transition planning and preparing for adulthood such as; From Stress to Success: Making Social Security Work for Your Young Asult; Transition Planning for Adolescents wtih Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities - Information for Parents and Teens, etc

ICJ Interstate Commission for Juveniles

ICM 
Intensive Case Management - sees clients every 13 days. ICM assists in accessing MH treatment programs & community resources. Offers crisis intervention 24/7. MA is required for this level of care.

ICRR
Intensive Community Rehabilitative Residence

ICSI
Integrated Children's Service Initiative - MA Realignment. To implement financing changes to support integration of behavioral health services for dependent or delinquent children into the MA program. Coordinated planning between behavioral health, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems.

ICSP
Integrated Children's Services Plans

 
ID  Intellectual Disability - formerly referred to as mental retardation.

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT - A federal program. Early legislation signed in 1997. It requires public schools to offer all eligible children with disabilities a free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment. Inclusive to the age of 21.

IEE
Independent Educational Evaluation

IEP
Individualized Education Program/Plan - age 3 to 21. Funding is through PDE

IESF
Individual Emergency Services Form - a form in the MR office

IFSP
Individualized Family Service Plan (birth to 3 years of age) It needs to be developed 45 days of referral to EI system and reviewed every 180 days.

IFSP
Integrated Family Service Plan

IGDI
Individual Growth and Development Indicators

IHP (or IPP)
Individual Habilitation Plan

ILP
Independent Living Program

ILS
Independent Living Services - FCIA requires IL services to youth ages16-21 transitioning out of foster care to independent living; funds for education, training, room & board. Medicaid coverage until 21. State IL Coordinator - 717-772-7012. There is a county IL coordinator & has Chafee plan for these funds, under the office of OCYS.

IL Plan or ILSP
Independent Living Plan or Independent Living Service Plan- defines services a person is receiving & helps them to become self sufficient, productive, healthy adults.

IM
Incident Management

IM4Q
Independent Monitoring for Quality

IMT
Independent Monitoring Teams - in the MR office- a county team visits service providers to see how well providers are doing their job and complying with regulations

IOP
Intensive Outpatient treatment

IOTA
Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Addictions

IPP
Individual Program Plan

IQ
Intelligence Quotient

IRETA Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions - This resource focuses on integrating research findings into practice. Workshops, distance learning, online pamphlets and handouts.

IRI
Informal Reading Inventory

IRSF
International Rett Syndrome Foundation - Fact sheets, information and support

IS
Itinerant Support

ISO
Intermediate Service Organization

ISP
Individual Service Plan

ISP
Individual Support Plan - in the MR office

ISPT
Interagency Service Planning Team - an individualized team established to assist in the development & review of the treatment progress & ISP for every child in an RTF

ISR
Information Service Referral

ISSP
Instructional Support System of Pennsylvania

IST
Instructional Support Team/Teacher

IT
Itinerant Teacher

ITM
Interagency Team Meeting

IU
Intermediate Unit - local education agency

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JABG Juvenile Accountability Block Grant - Interagency information sharing for early identification, supervision, and treatment including mental heatlh screening & treatment

JCAHO
Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

JCJC
Juvenile Court Judges' Commission

JCMS Juvenile Case Management System

JDAI Juvenile Detention Alternative Commission

JDC Juvenile Detention Center - A publicly or privately administered, secure resitential placement for:
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Children and adolescents alleged to have committed delinquent acts who are awaiting a court hearing;

- Children and adolescents who have been adjudicated delinquent and are awaiting disposition or awaiting placement; and

- Children and adolescents who have been returned from some other form of disposition and are awaiting a new disposition (e.g., court order regarding custody of child, placement of child, or services to be provided to the child upon discharge from the Juvenile Detention Center).

JDCAP
Juvenile Detention Centers Association of PA

JIFF
Juvenile Inventory For Functioning - A screening instrument for case managers, juvenile probation officers, detention center staff, residential facility staff, school nurses, child protection and welfare, and others. The JIFF can be used to; determine the need for evaluation by a mental healthe professional, identify problems early in youth, facilitate access to prevention and community-based programs that divert youth from more intensive programs.

JIS
Juvenile Information Sharing

JJDP
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act - provisions that allow for the use of funds to support mental health treatment to delinquent youth or at risk of delinquency.

JJDPC Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee

JJSES Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy

JLC Juvenile Law Center

JNET Justice Network

JPO Juvenile Probation Officer



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KCMH Keystone Color Me Healthy - from DPW - a program for kids that is fun, interactive learning about physical activity and healthy eating.

KP
KidsPeace

KTEA
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement

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LANTA Lehigh And Northampton Transportation Authority LANTA's Metro system is a network of 35 fixed bus routes throughout the Lehigh Valley , providing daily, later evening, and weekend services. More than 380,000 people live within walking distance of a Metro route.

LC Lehigh County

LCCC
Lehigh Carbon Community College

LCD
Last Covered Date (referring to health insurance coverage when an individual is in placement)

LCDH Lehigh County Juvenile Detention Center

LCP Lehigh County Prison

LCTI
Lehigh Career and Technical Institute

LD
Learning Disability

LEA
Local Educational Agency

LEP
Limited English Proficiency

LICC
Local Interagency Coordinating Council- parents & professionals to coordinate & plan for EI services in the community

LIHEAP
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

LIURP
Low Income Usage Reduction Program. Provide installed energy saving measures that help to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency. Household income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Contact 1-800-UGI-WARM.

LLAS
Lehigh Learning and Adjustment School - a partial program in the schools, IU can offer medication monitoring, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy

LMS
Learning Management System

LRE
Least Restrictive Environment

LS
Learning Support

LSS
Live Skills Support

LTC
Long-Term Care

LTCC
Local Transition Coordinating Council

LTF Local Task Force

LVCFST
Lehigh Valley Consumer Family Satisfaction Team

LVH
Lehigh Valley Hospital



 

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MA Medical Assistance

MAID
Medical Assistance Identification Number

MAPS
Making Action Plans - in MR a planning process, lifestyle planning

MARC
Montgomery County Association of Retarded Citizens

MATP
Medical Assistance Transportation Program - a program in counties

MAWA
Mutually Agreed UPON Written Arrangement - with education agency providing EI on behalf of PDE for ages 3 to 5

MAYSI-2
Massachussets Youth Screening Instrument - Second Version - a screening tool to assist juvenile justice facilities in identifying youths (ages 12-17) who may have special mental health needs. Takes 15 minutes to administer & doesn't require expertise of a mental health professional for scoring & interpretation.

MBH
Magellan Behavioral Health

MCI
Master Client Index

MCO
Managed Care Organization - An entity which manages the purchase and provision of physical or Behavioral Health Services under the Health Choices Program.

MD
Multiple Disabilities

MDD
Major Depressive Disorder

MDE
Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation

MDR
Manifestation Determination Review

MDT
Multi-Disciplinary Team

M4Q Monitoring for Quality

MH
Mental Health

MHAPA
Mental Health Association in PA

MHSIP
Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program

MH/MR
Mental Health/Mental Retardation

MHMRA
Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act of 1966

MHPA
Mental Health Procedures Act of 1976

MHPC
Mental Health Planning Council

MI Motivational Interviewing

MMHT
Mobile Mental Health Treatment

MOE
Method of Evaluation

MOU
Memorandum of Understanding

MOW
Meals on Wheels

MPI
Master Provider Index

MR
Mental Retardation Intellectual disability is characterized both by a significantly below-average score on a test of mental ability or intelligence and by limitations in the ability to function in areas of daily life, such as communication, self-care, and getting along in social situations and school activities. Intellectual disability is sometimes referred to as a cognitive disability or mental retardation.


MSF Multiple Sclerosis Foundation - Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides support services free of charge throughout the country for all people with an interest in or diagnosed with


MST
Multi System Therapy - in home (4-6 months, 24 hour availability) intensive family & community based therapy. It targets violent or substance abusing juvenile offenders at risk for out-of-home placement. Goal: to enable parents to address issues of the child & empower youth to cope with family, peer, school & neighborhood problems, reduce criminal activity & other antisocial behaviors.

MT
Mobile Therapist

MT Music Therapist

MYP
Multi-Year Plan

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NACDD
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

NADD
The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed - Education, training and information on mental health issues relating to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

NAMI
National Allianace for the Mentally Ill NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.

NAPS
National Association of Peer Spcialists

NAR-Anon
Family members or friends of someone abusing drugs. Narcotics Anonymous.

NATTAP
The Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs

Natural Supports
Individuals and organizations in the family's own community, kinship, social, or spiritual networks, such as friends, extended family members, ministers, neighbors, and so forth.

NCCP
National Center for Children in Poverty

NCD
National Council on Disability - Information and links to state and federal resources and Individual rights.

NCIL
National Council on Independent Living - advocates for the human rights of, and services for, people with disabilities to further their full integration and participation in society.

NCJFCJ National Council of Juvenile and FamilyCourt Judges

NCJJ National Center for Juvenile Justice

NCLB No Child Left Behind

NCLD
National Center for Learning Disabilities

NCOA
National Council on Aging

NCQA
National Council/Committee on Quality Assurance

NCSET
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition - Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures.

NCWD
National Center on Workforce and Disability - Information on assisting adults and youth with disabilities find jobs.

NDC National Drug Code

NDSS
National Down Syndrome Society This is a not-for -profit organization supporting research in the United States. It includes details of education and advocacy programs.

NFI
New Freedom Initiative - annual funding to support continued activities of coalitions to promote community-based care.

NFXF
National Fragile X Foundation - A comprehensive site dedicated to information and resources pertainining to Fragile X Syndrome.

NH
Nursing Home

NHS
Northwestern Human Services

NICHCY
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities - Information on disabilities with focus on transition, vocational assessments, options after high school, transition services, state resources, fact sheets, etc.

NICHD
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

NIDCD
National Institute on Deafness & other Communication Disorders

NIEHS
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

NIH
National Institutes of Health

NIMH
National Institute of Mental Health - Fact sheets and information regarding mental health.

NINDS
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

NISH
Creating Employment Opportunities for People with Developmental Disabilities

NLCDD
National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities

NMHA
National Mental Health Association - A noprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

NOP
Non Offending Parent

NORA
Notice of Recommended Assignment

NORD
National Organization for Rare Disorders

NOREP
Notice of Recommended Educational Placement

NOS Not Otherwise Specified- This designation abbreviated NOS can be used when the mental disorder appears to fall within the larger category but does not meet the criteria of any specific disorder within that category.

NPND National Parent Network on Disabilities - This organization provides a presence and national voice for All families and children, youth and adults with disabilities. A variety of information is offered.

NSCIA National Spinal Cord Injury Association - This is a civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and their families. This number grows by thirty newly-injured people each day.

NT Neurotypical - so-called 'normal' individuals. Neurotypical (or NT) people have neurological development and state that are consistent with what most people would perceive as normal in their ability to process linguistic information and social cues. [1] While originally coined among the autistic community as a label for non-autistic persons, [2] the concept was later adopted by both the neurodiversity movement and the scientific community.

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O&M Orientation and Mobility

OAR
Organization for Autism Research

OASIS
Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support - This website has many links and topics, very thorough; books, papers, articles, educational implications, support groups, and more.

OCD
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD
Office of Child Development (DPW)

OCDEL
Office of Child Development and Early Learning

OCR
Office for Civil Rights

OCS
Office of Mental Retardation Consulting System

OCYF
Office of Children, Youth and Families

OCYS
Office of Children and Youth Services

ODD
Oppostional Defiant Disorder

ODHH
Office for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

ODM Objective Decision Making

ODP  Office of Developmental Programs - created through reorganization of OMR by DPW.  This office houses a Bureau of Intellectual Disabilities and a Bureau of Autism Services

ODR
Office for Dispute Resolution - disputes with MR services; evaluation or provision of appropriate waiver services or supports

OHI
Other Health Impairment

OHS
Office of Human Services

OI
Orthopedic Impairment

OIM
Office of Income Maintenance

OJJDP
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

OMAP
Office of Medical Assistant Programs - sets policy & manages Medicaid funded health services

OMH
Office of Mental Health

OMHSAS
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services - sets policy, allocates funds & administers services for individuals with a mental illness diagnosis

OMOC
Office of Mental Retardation Monitoring of Counties

OMR
Office of Mental Retardation - state office within DPW; sets policy; allocates funds; administers services for MR

OPD
Office of Policy Development - HUD

OSEP
Office of Special Education Programs

OSERS
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

OSP
Office of Social Programs - DPW

OT
Occupational Therapy

OTC
Over Ther Counter - this refers to medications that can be purchased without a prescription.

OVR
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - a state office within the Dept of Labor and Industry. They provide training and support services.

OVW
Office on Violence Against Women Federal leadership is provided to reduce violence against women.



 

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PABS PA Positive Behavior Support

PAC Planning and Advisory Committee

PACE
Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly


PACER
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights - Information and links to topics affecting families of young adults with disabilities such as transition to work, employment strategies for young adults with disabilities, health, etc.

PACHSA
PA Association of County Human Services Administrators

PACSES
PA's Child Support Enforcement System

PACT
Pennsylvania Community on Transition

PA Mentor Services to Youth in Lehigh Pennsylvania include COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION SERVICES (CRR), THERAPEUTIC FOSTER CARE (TFC), FOSTER FAMILY CARE (FFC) and RESPITE SERVICES in a Host Home setting. The Lehigh Office serves: Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill Counties.

PAP Patient Assistance Program

PAPPC Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole, and Corrections

PAR PA Association of Resources for Persons with Mental Retardation

PARC
PA Association for Retarded Children

PARF
PA Association of Rehabilitation Facilities

PASA
Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment

PASSABCO
The PA Social Security Administration Benefits Counseling and Assistance Project

PATH
Parent Advocate in The Home program - Serves young families with newborns or toddlers, at-risk for child neglect & abuse. VNA sponsers this program.

PATH
Planning Alternative Tommorows with Hope - lifestyle planning in MR

PATH
Projects to Assist in Transition from Homelessness

PATHS
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies - A community-based drug prevention program in Phila. that promotes the "emotional intelligence" of children. It is an evidence-based prevention curriculum, focusing on self-control, positive self-esteem, emotional awareness, and interpersonal problem-solving.

PaTTAN
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network

PAWL PA Waiting List Campaign

PBIS  Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

PBS Positive Behavioral Support - behavioral systems are used to design effective schools

PCAP Pennsylvania Customer Assistance Program - Alternative payment energy plan for low-income, payment troubled residential customers. Individual must apply for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Energy Conservation and Education Program (WARM) Contact 1-800-545-7741

PCBH
Personal Care Boarding Home

PCCD
The PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency - Organized to improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems by promoting interagency coordination and cooperation. Grants made available for juvenile justice and delinquency prevention projects with a mental health component. It funds MST, and FFT, Mutidimensional Treatment, Foster Care, and Brief Strategic Family Therapy.

PCCJPO
Pa Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers

PCCYFS Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services

PCH Personal Care Homes - An MR home for 4 or more individuals who need help with ADLs, medications, and money management.

PCP
Person Centered Planning

PCP
Primary Care Provider - Specific medical services provider responsible for providing care services and locating, coordinating and monitoring medical care and rehabilitation services on behalf of an MA recipient. A specific physician, physician group, or a certified registered nurse practitioner.

PCPA
PA Community Providers Association PCPA promotes a community-based, responsive and viable system of agencies providing quality services for individuals receiving mental health, intellectual disabilities, addictive disease and other related human services.

PCPC
Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria - these are a set of guidelines designed to provide clinicians with a basis for determining the most appropriate care for clients with drug and alcohol problems.

PD Public Defender

PDA PA Department of Aging

PDD
Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDD-NOS
Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified

PDE
Pennsylvania Department of Education

PE
Physical Education

PEAC
PA Education for All Coalition - A parent consultant network promoting education for all children.

PECS
Picture Exchange Communication System - Click on the link and search "PECS" A form of alternative communication that uses pictures instead of words to help children to communicate. It is designed especially for children with autism who have delays in speech development.

PEN
Parent Education Network PEN is Pennsylvania's statewide Parent Training and Information Center.

PEP
Psyco Educational Profile

PFA
Protection From Abuse

P/FDSW
Person/Family directed Support Waiver - in the MR system

PFI
PA Families Inc. - through NAMI, common concerns about children are shared

PFLAG
Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

PH
Physical Health

PHA
Psychiatric Hospital Association

PHC
Prehearing Conference

PHEAA
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency

PHI
Protected Health Information

PHLP
Pennsylvania Health Law Project PHLP is a nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. For more than two decades, PHLP has engaged in direct advocacy on behalf of individual consumers while working on the kinds of health policy changes that promise the most to the Pennsylvanians in greatest need.

PH-MCO
Physical Health Managed Care Organization - Commonwealth licensed risk-bearing entity contracted with DPW to manage purchase and provision of physical health services to MA recipients

PHP
Partial Hospitalization Program - 2 to 5 days per week for 3 or more hours per day; mental health treatment program. There is individual and group therapy

PIAT-R
Peabody Individual Achievement Test - Revised

PIC
Private Industry Council PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley is an employment center that connects employers and job opportunities with qualified job seekers. PA CareerLink Centers are funded primarily by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and chartered by the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

PIHP
Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan - An entity that provides medical services to enrolled recipients, under contract with the Midicaid agency and on the basis of prepaid capitation fees.

PILCOP
Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

PIN
Parents Involved Network Parents Involved Network of Pennsylvania ( PIN ) is an organization that assists parents or caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders. PIN provides information, helps parents find services and will advocate on their behalf with any of the public systems that serve children. These include the mental health system, education, and other state and local child-serving agencies.

PIRC
Pennsylvania Parent Information and Resource Center If you are a parent or guardian — and want your child to do well in every grade and get the best education possible — the PIRC in your state can help you.

PLF
Private Licensed Facility (Interim Care)

PMHCA
PA Mental Health Consumers Association

PMPM
Per Member Per Month

PNSAS PA Network for Student Assistance Services

PO Probation Officer

POM
Performance Outcome Measures

POMS Performance Outcome Management System

POSNET PA Open Systems Network - DPW's computer system to send and receive files from the department's contractors

PP&A PA Protection & Advocacy - for persons with disabilities

PPLC PA Psychiatry Leadership Council

PPO Preferred Provider Organization - A Commonwealth licensed person, partnership, association or corporation which establishes, operates, maintains or underwrites in whole or in part a preferred Provider arrangement.

PPRT Positive Practice Resource Team - ODP and OMHSAS help counties/providers for dual MH and MR individuals to develop a life skills assessment, develop a plan and resolve problems. They monitor and help the provider by giving direction.

PPVT Peabody Picture Vocabulary

PR Permanency Review

PROMISe Provider Reimbursement and Operations Management Information System - an Internet service for providers to process claims.

PROVIDER 23 When a family has a child with medical issues, they can ask their doctor to make a recomendation for provider 23 (home health aide). The doctor should be making a recommendation with specific hours (which usually depends on the number of hours the parent works, as well as medical issues). This recommendation is submitted to the insurance company whether it be Magellan, HIPP or other MCO. It is up to the MCO to accept or deny the recommendation. A diagnosis of Autism is enough for a child to be eligible for a home health aide.

PRS Psychiatric Rehabilitative Services

PRTF Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (commonly referred to as RTF)

PS Protective Services

PSAA Peer Specialist Alliance of America

PSCOA Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association

PSI Problem Severity Index - An assessment used by JPO, they may change to the INCA.

PSRU Psychological Rehabilitation Unit

PSSA PA System of School Assessment

PT Physical Therapy

PUNS Priority of Urgency of Need for Services - in the MR system - waiver enrollment based on available funding, "emergency need" receives preference, there is a waiting list.

PVAAS Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System

PYLN Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network - The PYLN is a team of youth leaders with disabilities from across Pennsylvania with a purpose to develop the self-determination, empowerment, and leadership of youth that promotes successful post school outcomes in the areas of education, employment, independent living, and health and wellness among youth and young adults throughout Pennsylvania.

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QA Quality Assurance

QARI Quality Assurance Reform Initiative

QI Quality Initiative

QM Quality Management - A formal methodology and set of activities designed to assess the quality of services provided and which includes a formal review of care, problem identification, and corrective action to remedy any deficiencies and evaluation of actions taken.

QMB Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries

QMR Quality Monitoring Report

QMRP Qualified MR Professional

QSF Quarterly Status File
 

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RA Risk Assessment

RAD Reactive Attachment Disorder

RAST Regional Assessment and Support Team

RBUC Received But Unpaid Claims

RC Regional Coordinator

RC Resource Coordination (with ICM) they see clients every 30 days

RCM Resource Case Management - A case manager that assists in accessing MH treatment programs and community resources. RCM is required to meet face-to-face at a minimun of 1 time per month. MA insurance is required.

RED Racial and Ethnic Disparity

RFA Request for Application

RFP Request for Proposal

RHC Rural Health Clinic

RHD Resources for Human Development

RHY Runaway and Homeless Youth Act - this is part of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974

RN Registered Nurse

RTF Residential Treatment Facility

RtL Response to Intervention

RO Rule Out

ROI Release of Information

ROSI Recovery Oriented Systems Indicators

RSVP Retired Senior Volunteer Program

RTF Residential Treatment Facility

 

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SA Salvation Army

SACWIS
Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System - the Omnibus Reconcilation Act of 1993 provided states with federal financial support for the development of statewide systems that automates the collection of federally mandated child welfare data and provides support for the delivery and management of child welfare services

SAMHSA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAP Student Assistance Program - they identify, interview and refer students for assistance if they are at risk for suicide, drug and alcohol abuse or mental illness

SAS Supplementary Aids and Services

SASSI Susbstance Abuse Screening Systems, Inc - they have a lab for urine testing, DUI, outpatient counseling

SBBH School-Based Behavioral Health

SBMH School-Based Mental Health

SBS Step-By-Step - Adult CRR

SC Supports Coordinator - a case manager in MR

SCA Single County Authority

SCI State Correctional Institution
 

SCO  Supports Coordination Organization - An Intellectual Disabilities provider agency.

SCSC State Civil Service Commission

SDI Specially Designed Instruction

SEA State Educational Agency

SEAS Support and Education for Asperger's Syndrome

SEAP Special Education Advisory Panel

SECTION 504 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

SED Serious Emotional Disturbance

SEP Supported Employment Program

SHAPE Schools, Hospitals, Abuse Prevention Effort

SHH Sacred Heart Hospital

SHO CAP Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Plan

SHVN Sacred Heart Visiting Nurses

SI Sensory Integration

SI Suicidal Ideation

SICC
State Interagency Coordinating Council

SID Sensory Integration Dysfunction

SIP Summer Intervention Program - a non-therapeutic, 7 week program which provides activities for those at risk for serious mental health condition, substance abuse, criminal delinquency or school truancy.

SIS Support Intensity Scale - a statewide assessment for MR

S/L Speech and Language

SLD Specific Learning Disability

SLH St. Luke's Hosipatal and Health Network

SMH State Mental Hospital

SMI
Serious Mental Illness

SMM State Medicaid Manual

SNF Skilled Nursing Facility

SNU Special Needs Unit

SOC Systems of Care Project - a 5 year federal grant (began in 3/08) in PA from the Federal Administration for Children & Families ( the federal counterpart to the state's Office of Children, Youth & Families) designed to change structure and management of county systems of care so that children and families are better able to access necessary services. Families are involved even when their children end up in the child welfare system due to neglect or abuse. It builds on the existing county CASSP infrastructure.

SORNA Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act

SOS Special Offenders Services - services to persons in the criminal justice system who have MH/MR issues/problems.

SOS Survivors of Suicide. Support for family member or close friends of a suicide victim.

SP Surrogate Parent.

SPARK Supportive Parental Assistance Raising Kids. Offers support to families. 610-559-1004

SPBP Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program - for individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS or Schizphrenia. Drugs are provided and atypical antipsychotic drugs for those with low to moderate income

SPEP Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol

SPORE Special Offenders in Rehabilitation and Education - Identify those persons with serious mental illness and/or mental retardation involved in the criminal justice system. Provides specialized services to them that include advocacy, accountability, and assistance. Leading the person and their family to a greater degree of health, responsibility, proficiency, and quality of life.

SSA Social Security Administration

SSD Services and Supports Directory

SSDI Social Security Disability Income - cash benefits and medicare coverage to people unable to work for a year or more due to a disability

SSI Supplemental Security Income - for persons permanently disabled (at least 12 months). The disability very seriously limits activities, or the condition is expected to last at lease one year or result in death, eligibility is determined by SSA.

SSN Social Security Number

ST Speech Therapy

STAART Studies to Advance Autism Research and Treatment

STL Short-Term Loan

STOP Short Term Options to Prevent Placement - a Lehigh County OCYS grant funded program, the most intensive service for high risk individuals, available 24/7. Masters level workers go in the home as needed and connect with evaluations and services

SUD Substance Use Disorder

SVORI Serious and Violent Offender Re-entry Initiative -a federal grant from the department of justice

SWAN Statewide Adoption Network - can also help older youth with permanency plans other than adoption

SW PBIS School Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

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TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TBI Traumatic Brain Injury

TCM Targeted Case Management

TDD Telecommunication Device for the Deaf

TEACCH Treatment and Educaton of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children

TFC Therapeutic Foster Care

TIP Truancy Intervention Program

TLC Transitional Living Center

TLP Transitional Living Program

TMR Trainable Mentally Retarded

TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly

TOT Training of Trainers

TPL Third Party Liability - Any individual, entity, (e.g., insurance company) or program (e.g., Medicare) that may be liable for all or part of a Member's health care expenses.

TSM Targeted Service Management

TSS Therapeutic Support Staff

TSSA Therapeutic Staff Support Assistant

TTI Treatment Trends, Inc. - provides a comprehensive continuum of services designed to increase the likelihood of success for the individual engaging the process of recovery from addiction.

TTY Text Telephone Typewriter/Teletypewriter

Tx Treatment

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UB-92 Unified Billing 1992 (form) - used for billing PA MA for inpatient services

UDL Universal Design for Learning

UDS United Disabilities Services

UPIN Unique Physician Identification Number

USC United States Code

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - Information regarding food stamp program and rural development.

UTAP
Universal Telecommunications Assistance Program

UW United Way

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VAST Valley Association for Specialized Transportation 430 Allentown Dr., Allentown, PA 18109 610-821-1061 or 610-433-7334

Assists in providing transportation for elderly and disabled people. You must register first with LANTA-METRO at 610-432-3200.

VAWA Violence Against Women Act


VI
Visual Impairment

VIA Housing supports for individuals with mental retardation: community living arrangements, family or companion living, respite services.

VIP Victim Intervention Program

VM Voicemai

VNA Visiting Nurse Association

VNAC Visiting Nurse Advocate for the County - through St. Luke's visiting nurse

VWH Valley Wide Help A search engine for human services. You can designate what service you are looking for as well as the geographical location.

VYH Valley Youth House

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WAC Work Activities Center - MR program focusing on work to help attain vocational, personal, social, and independent living skills to progress to higher level vocation programs

WAIS-III Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Third Edition

WARM Low Income Usage Reduction Program - Free weatherization and energy education program for residential customer with usage in excess of an average of 600 kWh per month. Household income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty income guidelines or 200% of the federal poverty where special needs exist. Contact 1-800-207-9276

WDR White Deer Run - available at all times to assist you and your loved ones in obtaining rehabilitation services and guidance for drug addiction and alcoholism.

WIC Women, Infants, and Children program

WIAT Wechsler Individual Achievement Test

WIPA Work Incentives Planning and Assistance

WISC-III Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Third Edition

WJ Witness Justice This is a national nonprofit organization committed to directly serving survivors of violent crime in the U.S. Our goal is to provide trauma victims and their loved ones ...

WRAP Winter Relief Assistance Program. A free weatherization program for income-qualified homeowners and renters that includes a home energy audit, installation of materials and energy conservation education. Visit PPL on the internet.

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YAP Youth Advocate Program. Independent living program: fro individuals ages 16-20, who have been in foster care placement. Assists individuals in acquiring independent living skills.

YCVTF Youth Crime and Violence Task Force

YDC/YFC Youth Development Center/Youth Forestry Camp system - provides secure residential programs

YFC Youth for Christ. Positive role models, supervised activities, leadership shills development, for high school or middle school students, meets weekly.

YLS Youth Level of Service

YMCA/YWCA Physical fitness and wellness programs, sports opportunities

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1:1 One to One, face to face contact/treatment

2176 Waiver Consolidated Waiver
 
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