Terms in Acronyms

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5

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

A

  • AAAS
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • AAIDD
    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
  • ACINET
    America's Career InfoNet
  • ACT
    Assertive Community Treatment
  • AD
    Asset Development
  • ADA
    Americans with Disabilities Act
  • ADAAA
    Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act
  • ADAPT
    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
  • AEFLA
    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
  • AHEAD
    Association on Higher Education and Disability
  • AIR
    American Institutes for Research
  • AJB
    America's Job Bank
  • AJIDD
    American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • ALD
    Assistive Listening Device
  • ALDA
    Association of Late Deafened Adults
  • ANCOR
    American Network of Community Options and Resources
  • APA
    American Psychological Association
  • APHSA
    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
  • ATACP
    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

  • 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

C

  • CANAR
    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
  • CCSRO
    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
  • CELCEE
    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
  • CHADD
    Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
  • CIL
    Center for Independent Living
  • CIRCLE
    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
  • CORSSR
    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
  • CSAVR
    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
  • CYFERNET
    The Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network
  • CoP
    Communities of Practice

D

  • DBTAC
    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
  • DREDF
    Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
  • DSS
    Disability Support Services
  • DSU
    Designated State Unit

E

  • 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

F

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

G

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

H

  • H1B
    H-1-B Visa
  • HEA
    Higher Education Act
  • HHS
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • HKNC
    Helen Keller National Center
  • HOUSSE
    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

I

  • 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
  • INABIR
    Inter-National Association of Business, Industry and Rehabilitation
  • IPE
    Individualized Plan for Employment
  • IRWE
    Impairment-Related Work Expense
  • ISLLC
    Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium
  • ISP
    Individual Service Plan
  • ITA
    Individual Training Account
  • ITP
    Individual Transition Plan
  • IWP
    Individual Work Plan

J

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

K

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

L

  • 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

M

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

N

  • NACAC
    National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • NACP
    North American Certification Project
  • NACo
    National Association of Counties
  • NAD
    National Association of the Deaf
  • NADDC
    National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils
  • NAEP
    National Assessment on Education Progress
  • NAESP
    National Association on Elementary School Principals
  • NAMSFVR
    National Alliance for Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers Vocational Rehabilitation
  • NAPAS
    National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
  • NAPT
    National Association for Pupil Transportation
  • NARIC
    National Rehabilitation Information Center
  • NASBE
    National Association of State Boards of Educators
  • NASDSE
    National Association of State Directors of Special Education
  • NASET
    National Association of Special Education Teachers
  • NASSP
    National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • NASWA
    National Association of State Workforce Agencies
  • NAWB
    National Association of Workforce Boards
  • NAWDP
    National Association of Workforce Development Professionals
  • NCBN
    National Community Building Network
  • NCCSR
    National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform
  • NCDDR
    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
  • NCPIE
    National Coalition for Parental Involvement in Education
  • NCSAB
    National Council of State Agencies of the Blind
  • NCSET
    National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
  • NCSL
    National Conference of State Legislatures
  • NCTAF
    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
  • NEKIA
    National Education Knowledge Industry Association
  • NFB
    National Federation of the Blind
  • NGA
    National Governors Association
  • NIB
    National Industries for the Blind
  • NICHCY
    National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
  • NICHD
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • NIDRR
    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
  • NSCIA
    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
  • NYDIC
    National Youth Development Information Center
  • NYEC
    National Youth Employment Coalition
  • NYLC
    National Youth Leadership Council
  • NYLN
    National Youth Leadership Network

O

  • 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
  • OJJDP
    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
  • OSERS
    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

  • P&A
    Protection and Advocacy
  • PA
    Personal Assistant
  • PABSS
    Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security
  • PACER
    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

R

  • RCE
    Rehabilitation Counselor Education
  • RESNA
    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
  • RRCEP
    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

S

  • SBA
    U.S. Small Business Administration
  • SBDCs
    Small Business Development Centers
  • SCANS
    Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills
  • SCHIP
    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
    School-to-Work
  • SWIB
    State Workforce Investment Board
  • Sped
    Special Education

T

  • 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
  • TWWIIA
    Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act

U

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

V

  • VI
    Visual Impairment
  • VR
    Vocational Rehabilitation

W

  • 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

Y

  • 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
  • YWMHN
    Youth with a Mental Health Need
  • YWSD
    Youth with a Significant Disability

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