Friday, December 21, 2007

Abbreviations 101

We often use abbreviations when chatting on boards and posting on blogs. I thought the following list might be helpful for my readers. There are MANY terms and abbreviations that are used when discussing Autism...these are the ones I use daily:

ABA = Applied Behavioral Analysis (therapy method)
ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder
DAN = Defeat Autism Now!
DX = Diagnosis
EI = Early Intervention
GFCF = Gluten Free/Casein Free diet
HFA = High Functioning Autism
IEP = Individual Education Plan
NT = Neurologically Typical ("normal" child)
OT = Occupational Therapy
PAC = Preschool Autism Class
PDD/NOS = Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified
PT = Physical Therapy
SID = Sensory Integration Disorder
SPED = Special Education
ST = Speech Therapy

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