Terms in Acronyms

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  • 504
    Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended


  • AAAS
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • AAPD
    American Association of People with Disabilities
  • AASA
    American Association of School Administrators
  • ABE
    Adult Basic Education
  • ACA
    American Counseling Association
  • ACB
    American Council for the Blind
    America's Career InfoNet
  • ACT
    Assertive Community Treatment
  • AD
    Asset Development
  • ADA
    Americans with Disabilities Act
    Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act
    American Disabled for Attendant Program Today
  • ADD
    Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • ADL
    Activities of Daily Living
  • ADR
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • AED
    Academy for Educational Development
    Adult Education & Family Literacy Act Title II of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
  • AER
    Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • AERA
    American Educators Research Association
  • AFB
    American Federation for the Blind
  • AFT
    American Federation of Teachers
  • AH
    American Humanics
    Association on Higher Education and Disability
  • AIR
    American Institutes for Research
  • AJB
    America's Job Bank
    American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • ALD
    Assistive Listening Device
  • ALDA
    Association of Late Deafened Adults
    American Network of Community Options and Resources
  • APA
    American Psychological Association
    American Public Human Services Association
  • APSE
    Association for Persons in Supported Employment
  • ARC
    The ARC of the US
  • ARCA
    American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
  • ASCD
    Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • ASF
    The Association of Small Foundations
  • ASL
    American Sign Language
  • AT
    Assistive Technology
    Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program
  • ATP
    Assistive Technology Practitioner
  • ATS
    Assistive Technology Supplier
  • AYD
    Advancing Youth Development
  • AYF
    American Youth Foundation
  • AYFL
    Association of Youth Leadership Forums


  • B.E.S.T.
    Building Exemplary Systems for Training Youth Workers
  • BEP
    Business Enterprise Program
  • BLN
    Business Leadership Network
  • BLS
    Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
  • BP
    Benefits Planning
  • BPAO
    Benefits Planning Assistance and Outreach


    Consortia of Administrators of Native American Rehabilitation
  • CAP
    Client Assistance Program
  • CBE
    Council for Basic Education
  • CBI
    Community Building Institute
  • CCD
    Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
  • CCE
    Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.
  • CCP
    Comprehensive Career Planning
  • CCS
    Coalition for Community Schools
    Chief Council of State School Officers
  • CCT
    Commercial and Consumer Tribunal
  • CCTV
    Closed Circuit Television
  • CDR
    Continuing Disability Reviews
  • CE
    Customized Employment
  • CEC
    Council for Exceptional Children
  • CED
    Campus/Executive Directors
  • CEDaR
    Council on Education Development and Research
  • CEEE
    Center for Excellence and Equity in Education
  • CEL
    Center for Ethical Leadership
    The Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurial Education
  • CEW
    Center on Education and Work; University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • CFR
    Code of Federal Regulations
    Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
  • CIL
    Center for Independent Living
    The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement
  • CMS
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • CNCS
    Corporation for National and Community Service
  • COB
    Close of Business
  • CORE
    Council on Rehabilitation Education
    Catalog of Research on Secondary School Reform
  • CPRE
    Consortium on Policy Research Education
  • CRC
    Civil Rights Center
  • CRCC
    Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
  • CREA
    Council on Rehabilitation Education Accreditation
  • CRP
    Community Rehabilitation Provider
  • CRS
    Case Review System
    Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • CSPD
    Comprehensive System of Personal Development
  • CSR
    Comprehensive School Reform
  • CSSO
    Chief State School Officer
  • CSSP
    Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • CTAP
    Community Transportation Assistance Project
  • CWD
    Center for Workforce Development
  • CWDP
    Certified Workforce Development Professional
  • CYD
    Community Youth Development Journal
    The Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network
  • CoP
    Communities of Practice


    Disability Business Technical Assistance Center
  • DD
    Developmental Disability
  • DFN
    Disability Funders Network
  • DHS
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • DMD
    Disability Mentoring Day
  • DOE
    U.S. Department of Energy
  • DOL
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • DPN
    Disability Program Navigator
    Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
  • DSS
    Disability Support Services
  • DSU
    Designated State Unit


  • EARN
    Employer Assistance and Recruiting Network
  • ECS
    Education Commission of the States
  • ED
    U.S. Department of Education
  • EEOC
    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • EFF
    Equipped for the Future
  • EN
    Employment Network
  • EOC
    Education Oversight Commission
  • EPFP
    Educational Policy Fellowship Program
  • EQI
    Education Quality Initiative
  • ERIC
    Educational Resources Information Center
  • ES
    Employment Service
  • ESEA
    Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  • ETA
    Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • EXR
    Expected Reinstatement of Benefits


  • FAPE
    Free Appropriate Public Education
  • FPIT
    Federal Partners in Transition
  • FYI
    Forum for Youth Investment


  • GCDF
    Global Career Development Facilitator
  • GED
    General Equivalency Diploma
  • GPRA
    Government Performance and Results Act


  • H1B
    H-1-B Visa
  • HEA
    Higher Education Act
  • HHS
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • HKNC
    Helen Keller National Center
    High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation
  • HS/HT
    High School/High Tech
  • HSA
    High School Alliance
  • HUD
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


  • IADL
    Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
  • ICDR
    Interagency Committee on Disability Research
  • ICI
    Institute for Community Integration
  • ID
    Intellectual Disability
  • IDD
    Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • IDEA
    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • IEL
    Institute for Educational Leadership
  • IEP
    Individualized Education Plan
  • IFSP
    Individualized Family Service Plan
  • IGP
    Individualized Graduation Plan
  • IHP
    Individual Habilitation Plan
  • IL
    Independent Living
  • ILC
    Independent Living Center
  • ILP
    Independent Living Program
    Inter-National Association of Business, Industry and Rehabilitation
  • IPE
    Individualized Plan for Employment
  • IRWE
    Impairment-Related Work Expense
    Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium
  • ISP
    Individual Service Plan
  • ITA
    Individual Training Account
  • ITP
    Individual Transition Plan
  • IWP
    Individual Work Plan


  • JAN
    Job Accommodation Network
  • JJ
    Juvenile Justice
  • JTPA
    Job Training and Partnership Act (Preceded WIA)


  • KLCC
    Kellogg Leadership for Community Challenge
  • KSA
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • LD
    Learning Disability
  • LDA
    Learning Disabilities Association of America
  • LEO
    Local Elected Official
  • LLSL
    Lower Living Standard Income Level
  • LSS
    Laboratory for Student Success
  • LWIB
    Local Workforce Investment Board


  • MDRL
    Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation
  • MFW
    Migrant and Farm Workers
  • MHN
    Mental Health Needs
  • MOU
    Memorandum of Understanding
  • MSD
    Most Significant Disability


    National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • NACP
    North American Certification Project
  • NACo
    National Association of Counties
  • NAD
    National Association of the Deaf
    National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils
  • NAEP
    National Assessment on Education Progress
    National Association on Elementary School Principals
    National Alliance for Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers Vocational Rehabilitation
    National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
  • NAPT
    National Association for Pupil Transportation
    National Rehabilitation Information Center
    National Association of State Boards of Educators
    National Association of State Directors of Special Education
    National Association of Special Education Teachers
    National Association of Secondary School Principals
    National Association of State Workforce Agencies
  • NAWB
    National Association of Workforce Boards
    National Association of Workforce Development Professionals
  • NCBN
    National Community Building Network
    National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform
    National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
  • NCEA
    National Community Education Association
  • NCEE
    National Center on Education and the Economy
  • NCIL
    National Council on Independent Living
  • NCLB
    No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
  • NCLD
    National Center for Learning Disabilities
  • NCLD/Youth
    National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth
  • NCOR
    National Center on Outcomes Resources
    National Coalition for Parental Involvement in Education
    National Council of State Agencies of the Blind
    National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
  • NCSL
    National Conference of State Legislatures
    National Commission on Teaching America's Future
  • NCWD/Youth
    National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
  • NDRN
    National Disability Rights Network
  • NEA
    National Education Association
    National Education Knowledge Industry Association
  • NFB
    National Federation of the Blind
  • NGA
    National Governors Association
  • NIB
    National Industries for the Blind
    National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    National Institute on Disability Research and Rehabilitation
  • NISP
    National Service Inclusion Project
  • NLC
    National League of Cities
  • NMC
    National Mentoring Center
  • NMHA
    National Mental Health Association
  • NN4Y
    National Network 4 Youth
  • NOD
    National Organization on Disability
  • NORP
    National Organization of Rehabilitation Partners
  • NPCL
    National Partnership for Community Leadership
  • NRA
    National Rehabilitation Association
  • NRCA
    National Rehabilitation Counseling Association
  • NSBA
    National School Board Association
    National Spinal Cord Injury Association
  • NSDC
    National Staff Development Council
  • NSSE
    National Society for the Study of Education
  • NTI
    National Training Institute for Community Youth Work
    National Youth Development Information Center
  • NYEC
    National Youth Employment Coalition
  • NYLC
    National Youth Leadership Council
  • NYLN
    National Youth Leadership Network


  • O & M
    Orientation and Mobility
  • O*NET
    Occupation Information Network
  • OCR
    Office of Civil Rights
  • ODEP
    Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
  • OESE
    Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
  • OJP
    Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
  • OJT
    On the Job Training
  • OOS
    Order of Selection
  • OPE
    Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • OSEP
    Office of Special Education Program, U.S. Department of Education
    Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
  • OVAE
    Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • OYS
    Office of Youth Services, U.S. Department of Labor


  • P&A
    Protection and Advocacy
  • PA
    Personal Assistant
    Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security
    Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights
  • PAIR
    Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights
  • PAS
    Personal Assistant Services
  • PASS
    Plan for Achieving Self-Support
  • PEPNet
    Promising and Effective Practices Network
  • PIT
    Partners in Transition
  • PTI
    Parent Training Information Center
  • PTSI
    Pupil Transportation Safety Institute
  • PWI
    Projects with Industry


  • RCE
    Rehabilitation Counselor Education
    Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
  • RFB
    Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
  • RFP
    Request for Proposal
  • RHYA
    Runaway & Homeless Youth Act
  • ROP
    Regional Occupation Program
    Regional Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program
  • RRTC
    Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
  • RSA
    Rehabilitative Services Administration, U.S. Department of Education
  • RTAP
    Rural Transit Assistance Program
  • RTC
    Residential Treatment Center


  • SBA
    U.S. Small Business Administration
  • SBDCs
    Small Business Development Centers
    Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills
    State Children's Health Insurance Program
  • SD
    Significant Disability
  • SED
    Serious Emotional Disturbance
  • SEIE
    Student Earned Income Expense
  • SGA
    Substantial Gainful Activity
  • SHHH
    Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
  • SILC
    State Independent Living Council
  • SL
    Service Learning
  • SLD
    Specific Learning Disabilities
  • SOC
    System of Care
  • SOP
    Summary of Performance
  • SOS
    Start on Success
  • SPAR
    State Plan Assurance Review
  • SPIL
    State Plan for Independent Living
  • SRC
    State Rehabilitation Council
  • SRHM
    Society for Human Resource Management
  • SSA
    Social Security Administration
  • SSDI
    Social Security Disability Insurance
  • SSI
    Supplemental Security Income
  • STEM
    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • STW
  • SWIB
    State Workforce Investment Board
  • Sped
    Special Education


  • TANF
    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • TASH
    The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps
  • TBI
    Traumatic Brain Injury
  • TIP
    Transition for Independence Program
  • TTW
    Ticket to Work
  • TWP
    Trial Work Period
    Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act


  • UC
    Unemployment Compensation
  • UD
    Universal Design
  • UD4WDS
    Universal Design for the Workforce Development System
  • UDL
    Universal Design for Learning
  • UI
    Unemployment Insurance
    United National Indian Tribal Youth


  • VI
    Visual Impairment
  • VR
    Vocational Rehabilitation


  • WEN
    Workforce Excellence Network
  • WIA
    Workforce Investment Act
  • WIB
    Workforce Investment Board
  • WIC
    Workforce Innovations Conference
  • WIPA
    Work Incentive Planning and Assistance
  • WISE
    Work Incentive Seminar Events
  • WOTC
    Work Opportunity Tax Credit


  • YC
    Youth Council
  • YCC
    Youth Cultural Competence
  • YD
    Youth Development
  • YD&L
    Youth Development and Leadership
  • YDPA
    Youth Development Practitioner Apprenticeship
  • YDRF
    Youth Development Research Fund
  • YIC
    Youth Information Center
  • YL
    Youth Leadership
  • YLF
    Youth Leadership Forum
  • YO
    Youth Opportunity Grants
  • YSA
    Youth Service America
  • YSP
    Youth Service Professional
  • YWD
    Youth with a Disability
  • YWLD
    Youth with a Learning Disability
    Youth with a Mental Health Need
  • YWSD
    Youth with a Significant Disability

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