Acronym List

Acronym – Definition

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
APS – Adult Protective Services
APSE – Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst
ART – Administrative Review Team
BHO – Behavioral Health Organization
CCB – Community Centered Board
CCP – Center for Community Partnerships (CSU’s supported employment program)
CCT – Colorado Choice Transitions
CDASS – Colorado Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services
CDHS – Colorado Department of Human Services
CDPHE – Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
CES – Children’s Extensive Support Medicaid Waiver
CHFA – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
CHRP – Children’s Habilitation Residential Program
CM – Case Manager
CMMS – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CP – Cerebral Palsy
CSDP – Community Skills Development Program
CSR – Continued Stay Review
CTAT – Center for Technical Assistance and Training
DD – Developmental Disability/Developmentally Disabled
DHS – Department of Human Services
DRS – Disabled Resource Services
DVR – Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
EBD – Elderly, Blind Disabled Waiver
EHS – Early Head Start
EI – Early Intervention
FFS – Fee for Service
FGI – Foothills Gateway Inc.
FMLA – Family Medical Leave Act
FSSP – Family Support Services Program
GRSS – Group Residential Services and Supports (Medicaid waiver service)
HCBS – Home & Community Based Services/Children’s Waiver
HCBS-DD – Developmental Disabilities Waiver
HCPF – The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
HH – Host Home
HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
HNS – House of Neighborly Services
HUD – US Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD811 – Federal Grant available from HUD specifically for persons with disabilities
ICF/IID – Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
ID – Intellectual Disability/ Intellectually Disabled
IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDT – Interdisiplinary Team
IEP – Individualized Education Plan
IFSP – Individual Family Service Plan
IP – Individual Plan
IPE – Individual Plan for Employment
IRSS – Individual Residential Services and Supports (Medicaid waiver service)
IS – Intensive Support
ISSP – Individual Service and Support Plan
LCDHS – Larimer County Department of Human Services
LRE – Least Restrictive Environment
M.A.N.E. – Mistreatment, Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation
OSEP – Office of Special Education Programs
OT – Occupational Therapist
PAR – Prior Authorization Request
PASA – Program Approved Service Agency
PCP – Primary Care Physician
PCT – Person Centered Thinking/Training
SC – Service Coordinator
SE – Supported Employment
Section 8 – A HUD sponsored rent subsidy program available to qualified low income renters
SIS – Supports Intensity Scale (State-wide assessment to determine individual’s level of need)
SLP – Speech-Language Pathologist
SLS – Supported Living Services
SP – Service Plan (formerly known as IP)
SSA – Social Security Administration
SSDI – Social Security Disability Income
SSI – Supplemental Security Income
SWAP – School to Work Alliance Program
TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury
TCM – Targeted Case Management
TEP – Transition to Employment Program
TOSA – Teacher on Special Assignment


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