Abbreviations and References

Abbreviations / References Full Text
AAP American Academy of Pediatrics
ABA Applied Behavior Analysis
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL Activities of Daily Living
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children
ALJ Administrative Law Judge
APR Annual Performance Report
Arc The Arc (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens [ARC])
Article 25 NYS Public Health Law section establishing the Early Intervention Program
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorders
AT Assistive Technology
ATD Assistive Technology Device
BEI Bureau of Early Intervention (NYSDOH)
BOCES Board of Cooperative Educational Services
CAH Care at Home Waiver
CAP Corrective Action Plan
CAPTA Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
CBVH Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
CCF NYS Council on Children and Families
CCH Center for Community Health (NYSDOH)
CCR&R Child Care Resource and Referral Services
CD Cultural Diversity
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Federal)
CDRC Community Dispute Resolution Center
CF Child Find
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHC Community Health Care Center
CHHA Certified Home Health Agency
CHIP Child Health Improvement Program
CHP Child Health Plus
CM Case Management
CMCM Comprehensive Medicaid Case Management
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
COLA Cost-of-Living Adjustment
COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
CPG Clinical Practice Guideline
CPS Child Protective Services
CPSE Committee on Preschool Special Education (3-5 years of age)
CQCAPD Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (formerly Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled)
CSE Committee on Special Education (5-21 years of age)
CSHCN Children with Special Health Care Needs
CSPD Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
DD Developmental Disability
DDPC NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
DDSO Developmental Disabilities Services Office (OPWDD)
DFA NYS Department of Family Assistance (formerly NYS Dept. of Social Services)
DFH Division of Family Health (NYSDOH)
DME Durable Medical Equipment
DOT Department of Transportation
D&TC Diagnostic and Treatment Center
ECDC Early Childhood Direction Centers
ECO Early Childhood Outcome Center
EHDI Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
EHS Early Head Start
EI Early Intervention
EICC Early Intervention Coordinating Council
EIM Early Intervention Manager
EIO Early Intervention Official
EIO/D Early Intervention Official/Designee
EIP Early Intervention Program
EOB Explanation of Benefits
EPSDT Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center
FAP Families as Partners
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FASD Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
FC Foster Care
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FFY Federal Fiscal Year
FM Fine Motor (Skills)
FOIL Freedom of Information Law
FSS Family Support Services
GM Gross Motor
GSEG General Supervision Enhancement Grant
HCBS Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Program
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIN Health Information Network
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HPN Health Provider Network
HR Home Relief
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration (Federal)
ICHAP Infant-Child Health Assessment Program, now Child Find
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1986)
IDEIA Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004) (Reauthorized the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
IEP Individualized Education Program
IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan
IHI Institute for Healthcare Improvement
IHO Impartial Hearing Officer
ISC Initial Service Coordinator
ITCA Infants and Toddlers Coordinators Association
KIDS Kids Integrated Data System
LBW Low Birth Weight
LDSS Local Department of Social Services
LEICC Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council
LHU Local Health Unit
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
LTCC Long Term Care Council
MAP Medicaid Assistance Program
MCH Maternal and Child Health
MDE Multidisciplinary Evaluation
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
NBHS Newborn Hearing Screening
NCSEAM National Center for Special Education Accountability Monitoring
NE Natural Environments
NICHQ National Initiative for Child Healthcare Quality
NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NPI National Provider Identifier
NYCRR New York Codes, Rules and Regulations
NYEIS New York Early Intervention System
NYSAC New York State Association of Counties
NYSACHO New York State Association of County Health Officials
NYSDOH New York State Department of Health
NYSDRA New York State Dispute Resolution Association
NYSDS New York State Directory Services
NYSPHL New York State Public Health Law
OASAS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS)
OCFS Office of Children and Family Services (NYS)
OFT Office for Technology (NYS)
OHIP Office of Health Insurance Programs (NYSDOH)
OHSM Office of Health Systems Management (NYSDOH)
OMB U.S. Office of Management and Budget
OMH Office of Mental Health (NYS)
OMIG Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (NYSDOH)
OPWDD Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (NYS)
OSC Ongoing Service Coordinator
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs (U.S. Dept. of Education)
OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (U.S. Dept. of Education)
OTDA Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (NYS)
OT Occupational Therapy (Therapist)
PA Public Assistance
P&A Protection and Advocacy Program
Part C Section of IDEA pertaining to children from birth to 3 years of age
PCP Primary Care Provider (Physician)
PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism)
PHCP Physically Handicapped Children's Program (birth-21 years of age) (NYSDOH)
PHL Public Health Law
PICECP Permanent Interagency Committee on Early Childhood Programs
PL Public Law
PPN Prenatal and Perinatal Networks
PRC Pediatric Resource Center
PT Physical Therapy (Therapist)
PTA Physical Therapist Assistant
PTI Parent Training and Information Center
QA Quality Assurance
QI Quality Improvement
RECC Regional Early Childhood Coalition
RFA Request for Application
RFI Request for Interest
RFP Request for Proposal
SCHIP State Child Health Insurance Program
SCR State Central Register (Child Abuse and Maltreatment)
SDC State Data Center
SED State Education Department
SETRC Special Education Training and Resource Center
DFS State Department of Financial Services
SLP Speech-Language Pathologist
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NYSDOH)
SPA State Plan Amendment
SPP State Performance Plan
SSA Social Security Administration (Federal)
SSI Supplemental Security Income
SW Social Work
TCM Targeted Case Management
TRAID Technology Related Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities
TSHH Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
TVI Teacher of the Visually Impaired
VESID Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (NYS)
WIC Women, Infants and Children (NYSDOH Supplemental Food Program)
WMS Welfare Management System

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