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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.

AAPD American Association of People with Disabilities

AARP American Association of Retired Persons

ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis

ABIN Acquired Brain Injury Network

ABOARD Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders

ACE's
Adverse Childhood Experiences

ACF Administration for Children and Families

ACT Alternatives to Coercive Techniques

ACT Assertive Community Treatment

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD Attention Deficit Disorder

ADDA National Attention Deficit Disorder Association

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADL Activities of Daily Living

ADS Adult Day Services

ADT Adult Developmental Training

AE  Administrative Entity

AFCARS Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System

AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children

AFSP American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AGRE Autism Genetic Resource Genetic Exchange

AHEAD Association on Higher Education and Disability

AIDS
Acquired Immune deficiency Syndrome

ALANON  Alcoholics Anonymous

ALAW Autism Living and Working

ALD
Assistive Listening Device

ALS Average Length of Stay (service)

ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease)

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

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

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

AVTS Area Vocational Technical School

AYP Adequate Yearly Progress (related to education)

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BARJ Balanced Approach 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 Program

BH-MCO Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization

BHRS/Provider 50 Behavioral Health Rehabilitation

BICS Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills

BIP Behavioral Intervention Plan

BNDD Bureau of Narcotic Drugs and Devices

BPI Bureau of Program Integrity

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

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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

CADDRE Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities Research & Epidemiology

CAFAS
Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale

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

CAO Chief Administrative Officer

CAO
County Assistance Office

CAP
Customer Assistance Program

CAPTA
Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act

CAPTA
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

CARF
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

CART Computer Aided Realtime Translation

CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocate

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

CDS College of Direct Support

CER
Comprehensive Evaluation Report (or ER)

CERC
Corrections Education Records Center

CFO
Chief Financial Officer

CFR
Code of Federal Regulations

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

Chapter 15 Regulations of PA Board of Education

Chapter 342
Standards of PA Secretary of Education

CHIP
Children's Health Insurance Program 

CHIPP
Community Hospital Integrated Program Project

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

CISC
Children in Substitute Care

CJAB
Criminal Justice Advisory Board

CJJTR Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research

CLA Community Living Arrangement

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

COA
Council on Accreditation 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

CPSL
Child Protective Services Law

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

CRR GH
Community Rehabilitative Residence Group Home

CRR HH
Community Rehabilitative Residence Host Home

CSA
Catholic Social Agency

CSAT
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

CSC
Community Services for Children

CSI
Consumer Satisfaction Instruments

CSP
Community Support Program

CST
Consumer Satisfaction Team

CTC
Career and Technical Education Center

CTT
Community Treatment Team 

CTTOPP
Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing

CVC
Crime Victims Council

CWEL Child Welfare Education for Leadership

CWLA
Child Welfare League of America

CWTP
PA Child Welfare Training Program

CYS Children and Youth Services

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D&A Drug and Alcohol

D&A ICM
Drug and Alcohol Intensive Case Management

D&A RC Drug and Alcohol Resource Coordination

DA District Attorney

DAN Defeat Autism Now

DAP Disability Advocacy Program

D/C
Discharge

DD
Developmental Disability

DDD
Department of Developmental Disabilities

DEA
Drug Enforcement Agency

DEF
Dollar Energy Fund

DHS
Department of Human Services

DHHS
Department of Health & Human Services

DIBELS
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills

DIR
Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based

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

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

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

EI
Early Intervention

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

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

EVS
Eligibility Verification System

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FA
Fiscal Agent

FAAAS
Families of Adults Affected by Asperger's Syndrome

FACE
Fathers and Children's Equality

FACYF
Federal Administration for Children, Youth and Families

FAPE
Free Appropriate Public Education

FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Development

FBMHS
Family-Based Mental Health Services

FBA
Functional Behavioral Assessment

FBS
Family Based Services

FBMHS
Family Based Mental Health Services

FBVR
Facility Based Vocational Rehabilitation

FC
Facilitated Communication

FCIA
Foster Care Independence Act

FD/FSS
Family Driven Family Support Services

FDA
Food and Drug Administration

FERPA
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

FFS
Fee-For-Services

FFSBS
Family Focused Solution Based Service

FFT
Functional Family Therapy

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

FIP
Family Intervention Program

FL
Family Living

FS
Formal Supports

FSP Family Service Plan

FSS
Family Support Services

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

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

GPS Global Positioning System

GRASP The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership

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HAO Hispanic American Organization

HAP
Homeless Assistance Program

HALA Hispanic American League of Artists

HC
Health Choices

HCBS
Home and Community Based Services

HC-L/C
Health Choices Lehigh/Capital

HCBW
Home and Community Based Waiver

HCM
Housing Case Management

HCQUs
Health Care Quality Units

HCSIS
Home & Community Services Information System

HC Zone
Health Choices Zone

HHS
U.S. Department of Health and Human 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

HO
Hearing Officer

HRD
Human Resource Development

HRP
Health Risk Profile

HRSA
Health Resources & Services Administration

HRTW
Healthy and Ready To Work

HUD
Housing & Urban Development

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I&R Information and Referral Unit

IACC
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

IAES
Interim Alternative Educational Setting

ICAN
Involved Consumers Action Network in PA

ICC
Interagency Coordinating Council

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 

ICI Institute for Community Inclusion

ICJ Interstate Commission for Juveniles

ICM 
Intensive Case Management

ICRR
Intensive Community Rehabilitative Residence

ICSI
Integrated Children's Service Initiative

ICSP
Integrated Children's Services Plan

ID  Intellectual Disability

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT

IEE
Independent Educational Evaluation

IEP
Individualized Education Program/Plan

IESF
Individual Emergency Services Form

IFSP
Individualized Family Service Plan 

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.

IL Plan or ILSP
Independent Living Plan or Independent Living Service Plan

IM
Incident Management

IM4Q
Independent Monitoring for Quality

IMT
Independent Monitoring Teams

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

IRI
Informal Reading Inventory

IRSF
International Rett Syndrome Foundation 

IS
Itinerant Support

ISO
Intermediate Service Organization

ISP
Individual Service Plan

ISP
Individual Support Plan

ISPT
Interagency Service Planning Team

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

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JABG Juvenile Accountability Block Grant

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

JDCAP
Juvenile Detention Centers Association of PA

JIFF Juvenile Inventory For Functioning

JIS
Juvenile Information Sharing

JJDP
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

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

KP
KidsPeace

KTEA
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement

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LANTA Lehigh And Northampton Transportation Authority

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

LIHEAP
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

LIURP
Low Income Usage Reduction Program

LLAS
Lehigh Learning and Adjustment School

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

MARC
Montgomery County Association of Retarded Citizens

MATP
Medical Assistance Transportation Program

MAWA
Mutually Agreed UPON Written Arrangement

MAYSI-2
Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument - Second Version

MBH
Magellan Behavioral Health

MCI
Master Client Index

MCO
Managed Care Organization

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

MSF Multiple Sclerosis Foundation


MST
Multi System Therapy

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

NAMI
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

NAPS
National Association of Peer Specialists

NAR-Anon
Narcotics Anonymous.

NATTAP
The Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs

NCCP National Center for Children in Poverty

NCD
National Council on Disability

NCIL
National Council on Independent Living 

NCJFCJ National Council of Juvenile and Family Court 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

NFI
New Freedom Initiative

NFXF
National Fragile X Foundation

NH
Nursing Home

NHS
Northwestern Human Services

NICHCY
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

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

NINDS
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

NLCDD
National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities

NMHA
National Mental Health Association

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

NPND National Parent Network on Disabilities

NSCIA National Spinal Cord Injury Association 

NT Neurotypical 

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O&M Orientation and Mobility

OAR
Organization for Autism Research

OASIS
Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support

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
Oppositional Defiant Disorder

ODHH
Office for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

ODM Objective Decision Making

ODP  Office of Developmental Programs

ODR
Office for Dispute Resolution

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

OMH
Office of Mental Health

OMHSAS
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

OMOC
Office of Mental Retardation Monitoring of Counties

OMR
Office of Mental Retardation

OPD
Office of Policy Development

OSEP
Office of Special Education Programs

OSERS
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

OSP
Office of Social Programs

OT
Occupational Therapy

OTC
Over Ther Counter

OVR
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

OVW
Office on 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

PACHSA
PA Association of County Human Services Administrators

PACSES
PA's Child Support Enforcement System

PACT
Pennsylvania Community on Transition

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

PATH
Planning Alternative Tommorows with Hope

PATH
Projects to Assist in Transition from Homelessness

PATHS
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies

PaTTAN
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network

PAWL PA Waiting List Campaign

PBIS  Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

PBS Positive Behavioral Support

PCAP Pennsylvania Customer Assistance Program

PCBH
Personal Care Boarding Home

PCCD
The PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency

PCCJPO
Pa Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers

PCCYFS Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services

PCH Personal Care Homes

PCP
Person Centered Planning

PCP
Primary Care Provider

PCPA
PA Community Providers Association 

PCPC
Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria

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

PECS
Picture Exchange Communication System

PEN
Parent Education Network 

PEP
Psyco Educational Profile

PFA
Protection From Abuse

P/FDSW
Person/Family directed Support Waiver

PFI
PA Families Inc.

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 

PH-MCO
Physical Health Managed Care Organization

PHP
Partial Hospitalization Program

PIAT-R
Peabody Individual Achievement Test - Revised

PIC
Private Industry Council .

PIHP
Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan

PILCOP
Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

PIN
Parents Involved Network

PIRC
Pennsylvania Parent Information and Resource Center

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

PP&A PA Protection & Advocacy

PPLC PA Psychiatry Leadership Council

PPO Preferred Provider Organization 

PPRT Positive Practice Resource Team -

PPVT Peabody Picture Vocabulary

PR Permanency Review

PROMISe Provider Reimbursement and Operations Management Information System

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

PVAAS Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System

PYLN Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network

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QA Quality Assurance

QARI Quality Assurance Reform Initiative

QI Quality Initiative

QM Quality Management

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

RCM Resource Case Management

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

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

SAMHSA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAP Student Assistance Program

SAS Supplementary Aids and Services

SASSI Substance Abuse Screening Systems, Inc

SBBH School-Based Behavioral Health

SBMH School-Based Mental Health

SBS Step-By-Step

SC Supports Coordinator

SCA Single County Authority

SCI State Correctional Institution

SCO  Supports Coordination Organization

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

SIS Support Intensity Scale - a statewide assessment for MR

S/L Speech and Language

SLD Specific Learning Disability

SLH St. Luke's Hospital 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

SORNA Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act

SOS Special Offenders Services

SOS Survivors of Suicide

SP Surrogate Parent.

SPARK Supportive Parental Assistance Raising Kids

SPBP Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program

SPEP Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol

SPORE Special Offenders in Rehabilitation and Education

SSA Social Security Administration

SSD Services and Supports Directory

SSDI Social Security Disability Income

SSI
Supplemental Security Income

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

SUD Substance Use Disorder

SVORI Serious and Violent Offender Re-entry Initiative

SWAN Statewide Adoption Network

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

TSM Targeted Service Management

TSS Therapeutic Support Staff

TSSA Therapeutic Staff Support Assistant

TTI Treatment Trends, Inc.

TTY Text Telephone Typewriter/Teletypewriter

Tx Treatment

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UB-92 Unified Billing 1992 (form)

UDL Universal Design for Learning

UDS United Disabilities Services

UPIN Unique Physician Identification Number

USC United States Code

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture

UTAP
Universal Telecommunications Assistance Program

UW United Way

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VAST Valley Association for Specialized Transportation

VAWA Violence Against Women Act

VI Visual Impairment

VIP Victim Intervention Program

VM Voicemail

VNA Visiting Nurse Association

VNAC Visiting Nurse Advocate for the County

VWH Valley Wide Help

VYH Valley Youth House

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WAC Work Activities Center

WAIS-III Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Third Edition

WDR White Deer Run

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

WRAP Wellness Recovery Action Plan 

WRAP Winter Relief Assistance Program.

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YAP Youth Advocate Program

YCVTF Youth Crime and Violence Task Force

YDC/YFC Youth Development Center/Youth Forestry Camp system

YFC Youth for Christ

YLS Youth Level of Service

Z Top  

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

2176 Waiver Consolidated Waiver