Abbreviations you may need to know:

AAMD American Association on Mental Deficiency
AMI-I   Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Illinois
ASF   Angelman Syndrome Foundation
ARC   Association for Retarded Citizens
ARF   Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
ARC/I   Association for Retarded Citizens, Illinois
CARF   Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CILA   Community Integrated Living Arrangements
CLF   Community Living Facility
CP   Cerebral Palsy
CRA   Community Residential Alternative
DCFS   Department of Children and Family Services
DD   Developmental Disabilities
DMHDD   Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
DORS   Department of Rehabilitation Services
DPA   Department of Public Aid
DPH   Department of Public Health
DOT   Department of Transportation
ED   Emotionally Disturbed
EMH   Educable Mentally Handicapped
GAL   Guardian ad Litem
HCFA   Medicaid (Health Care Finance Administration)
HHS   Health and Human Services (US Government)
HIP   Home Intervention Program
HUD   Housing and Urban Development (US Government)
ICF   Intermediate Care Facility (also ICF-DD,ICF-MR,ICF-MI))
IHDA   Illinois Housing Development Authority
IRA   Illinois Rehabilitation Association
ISBE   Illinois State Board of Education
JCAH   Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals
JTPA   Job Training Partnership Act
LD   Learning Disabled
MI   Mentally Ill Mentally Retarded
MR   Mentally Retarded
MS   Multiple Sclerosis
NAMI   National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
OJT   On the Job Training
OT   Occupational Therapy
OTR   Registered Occupational Therapist
PCMR   President's Committee on Mental Retardation
PT   Physical Therapy
SEP   Supported Employment Program
SLA   Supported Living Service
SLC   Specialized Living Center
SLS   Supported Living Services
SNF   Skilled Nursing Facility
SNFPED   Pediatric SNF
SSA   Social Security Administration
SSDI   Supplemental Security Disability Income
SSI   Supplementary Security Income
TMH   Trainable Mentally Handicapped
WAT   Work Adjustment Training
UCP   United Cerebral Palsy


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