Acronyms & Definitions

AAAID American Association on Intellectual Disabilities
AAMR American Association on Mental Retardation
ABL Adaptive Behavior Analysis
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ACP Advanced Clinical Practitioner
AMH Adult Mental Health Services
APS Adult Protective Services
ARC Association for Retarded Citizens
ARD Admission/Review/Dismissal Hearing
ASA Autism Society of America
Asperger’s Disorder A developmental disorder marked by impaired social interactions and repetitive behaviors, similar to autism; however, no delays are typically noted in language, cognitive, self-help or adaptive skills, or in curiosity about the environment in childhood.
BHO Behavioral Health Organization
C&A Child and Adolescent Services
CARE TDMHMR Computer System
Central Office TDMHMR’s Main Office
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program
CIT Crisis Intervention Training
CLASS Community Living Assistance & Support Services
CM Case Management / Case Manager
COC Continuity of Care
Community Center(s) MHMR Community Centers (A local organization created by the Texas Legislature for the purpose of providing services via contract with TDMHMR. A community center may be established for a county or for several counties and is under the control of the county commissioners.)
ComNet Phone Conference
Core Service Service required by TDMHMR Contract
CPS Child Protective Services
Craniosynotosis Premature closure of the spaces between bones in the skull
CRCG Community Resource Coordination Group
CSHCN Children with Special Health Care Needs
DADS Department of Aging and Disability Services
D&E Diagnosis & Evaluation
DD/MR Dual Diagnoses/Mental Retardation
DHS Department of Human Services
DMR Department of Mental Retardation
DOE Department of Education
DOL Department of Labor
DSA Down Syndrome Association
DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, 4th Edition
Dx Diagnosis
Decertification/Decertified State sanction which revokes an HCS or ICF/MR provider’s ability to provide services within the geographic area they have been licensed to serve.
DD/Dual Diagnosis A diagnosis of Mental Retardation and a psychiatric disorder or a diagnosis of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
ECI Early Childhood Intervention
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
FY Fiscal Year
GR General Revenue
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration
HCS Home and Community Based Services
HCS-O OR HCS-OBRA Home and Community Based Services – Omnibus Reconciliation Act (nursing homes)
HHS Health and Human Services
HHSC Health and Human Services Commission
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIPPS Health Insurance Premium Payment System
Hx History
Held Harmless No penalties
Hydrocephalus Accumulation of brain fluid
I&R Information and Referral
ICF/MR Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded
ICF/MR-RC Intermediate Care Facility for the Mental Retardation-Related Condition
ICAP Inventory for Client and Agency Planning
IDT Interdisciplinary Team
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individual Education Plan
IHFS In Home and Family Support
IPC Individual Plan of Care
ITP Individual Transition Plan
ISD Independent School District
IT Information Technology Department
JPO Juvenile Probation Office
LA Local Authority
LAR Legally Authorized Representative
Life Safety Code Addresses those construction, protection, and occupancy features necessary to minimize danger to life from fire, smoke, fumes, or panic.
LBB Legislative Budget Board
LMRA Local Mental Retardation Authority
LMSW Licensed Master Social Worker
LMSW-ACP Licensed Master Social Worker – Advanced Clinical Practitioner
LMSW-AP Licensed Master Social Worker – Advanced Practitioner
LOC Level of Care
LON Level of Need
LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse
MA Master of Arts
MBHO Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization
MD Doctor of Medicine
MDCP Medically Dependent Children’s Program
Mentor Advisor/counselor
MH Mental Health
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MR Mental Retardation
MRA Mental Retardation Authority
MRLA Mental Retardation Local Authority
MR/MI Diagnosis of Mental Retardation and Mental Illness
MR/PAC Mental Retardation Planning Advisory Council
MR/RC Mental Retardation/Related Condition
MS Master of Science
NGM New Generation Medicine
NIH National Institutes of Health
OBRA Omnibus Reconciliation Act
Olmstead Decision No person should have to live in a nursing home or other institution if he or she chooses to live in a nursing home or community-based setting.
OT Occupational Therapy
PAC Planning Advisory Council
PASARR Pre-admission Screening and Annual Resident Review
PDD Pervasive Development Disorder
PDP Person Directed Planning or Person Directed Plan