ACS – Alternative Community Services Waiver

AD – Adult Development

CAP – Client Assistance Program

CARF – Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

CMHC – Community Mental Health Center

CSR – Continued Stay Revue

DDTCS – Developmental Day Treatment Clinic Services

DME – Durable Medical Equipment

EOMB – Explanation of Medicaid Benefits

HDC – Human Development Center

HCBW – Home and Community Based Waiver

ICF – Intermediate Care Facility

IEP – Individualized Education Program

IHP – Individualized Habilitation Program

IFSP – Individualized Family Service Plan

IPP – Individual Program Plans

LRE – Least Restrictive Environment

LTC – Long Term Care

MAPS – Mulit-Agency Plan of Service

MSN – Medicaid Summary Notice

PCSP – Person Centered Service Plan

POC – Plan of Care

PRTF – Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility


CLI – Creative Living, Inc. (Schneider House)

DDPA – Developmental Disabilities Provider Association

DRC – Disability Rights Center of Arkansas

FCCDD – Faulkner County Council on Developmental Disabilities

ILS – Independent Living Services

SLI – Sheltered Living, Inc. (Patterson House)

UCPA – United Cerebral Palsy Associations

UW – United Way


ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD – Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

CP – Cerebral Palsy

DD – Developmental Disability

ID – Intellectual Disability

LD – Learning Disability

MI – Mental Illness

PWD – People with Disabilities

SED – Severely Emotionally Disturbed

TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury

Job Titles

AC – Adult Companion

CM – Case Manager

CST – Community Skills Trainer

DCS – Direct Care Supervisor

DSP – Direct Support Professional

EST – Employment Skills Trainer

LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LST – Life Skills Trainer

LSW – Licensed Social Worker

OT – Occupational Therapist

PT – Physical Therapist

QMRP – Qualified Mental Retardation Professional

ST – Speech Therapist

Federal Agencies

ADD – Administration on Developmental Disabilities

ATBCB – Architecture and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

CMS – Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

DOE – Department of Education

DOJ – Department of Justice

DRS – Department of Rehabilitation Services

EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

HHS – Department of Health and Human Services

HUD – Department of Housing and Urban Development

SSA – Social Security Administration

State Agencies

ADE – Arkansas Department of Education

ADH – Arkansas Department of Health

APS – Adult Protective Service

ARS – Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

CHDC – Conway Human Development Center

CMS – Children’s Medical Services

CPS – Child Protective Services

DDC – Arkansas Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council

DDS – Developmental Disabilities Services

DHS – Department of Human Services

DHHS – Department of Health and Human Services

PIC – Partners for Inclusive Communities

Federal/State Programs & Laws

ABA – Architectural Barriers Act of 1968

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

ADAAG – Americans with Disabilities Act Architectural Guidelines

ESY – Extended School Year for Special Education Services

ICAN – Increasing Capabilities Access Network

IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

PASS – Plan to Achieve Self Sufficiency

SSDI – Social Security Disability Insurance, Title 11

SSI – Supplemental Security Income

TANF – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TERFA – Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act