Acronyms

Updated: Jan 18

This post comes courtesy of Peel Autism Resource




Caring for a someone with diverse needs often involves using many acronyms.


Having trouble keeping track of what they all mean? This list may help

ABA

Applied Behaviour Analysis

A-B-C

Antecedent-Behaviour-Consequence

ABLLS-R

Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (revised)

ACSD

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADOS

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule

AIP

Autism Intervention Program (2006-2017)

AO

Autism Ontario

AODA

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

BACB

Behavior Analysis Certification Board

BCBA

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

BCBA-D

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst - Doctoral

BCaBA

Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst

BIP

Behaviour Intervention Plan (also known as BSP or Behaviour Support Plan)

BSP

Behaviour Support Plan

CIC

Clinician-In-Charge (also known as CS or Clinical Supervisor)

CS

Clinical Supervisor

DFO

Direct Funding Option (service option under the AIP or Liberal OAP/Legacy Program)

DSO

Direct Service Option (service option under the AIP or Liberal OAP/Legacy Program) or Developmental Services Ontario

DTC

Disability Tax Credit

EA

Educational Assistant (may be called ERW or TA in other school boards)

ERW

Education Resource Worker (may be called EA or TA in other school boards)

FA

Functional Analysis

FBA

Functional Behaviour Assessment

IBI

Intensive Behavioural Intervention (also known as comprehensive ABA)

IEP

Individual Education Plan

IPRC

Identification, Placement & Review Committee

ISP

Individual Service Plan or Individual Support Plan

IT

Instructor Therapist

ND

Neurodivergent or Neurodiverse

NT

Neurotypical

OAP

Ontario Autism Program

ODD

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

ODSP

Ontario Disability Support Program

OHRC

Ontario Human Rights Commission

OHRT

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

OT

Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy

PPM

Policy/Program Memorandum (i.e. PPM 140)

RBT

Registered Behaviour Technician

RDSP

Registered Disability Savings Plan

SEA

Special Equipment Allotment

SEAC

Special Education Advisory Committee

SEG

Special Education Grant

SEPPA

Special Education Per Pupil Amount

SIP

Special Incidence Portion

SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

SNA

Special Needs Assistant (in Toronto District School Board)

ST

Senior Therapist

TA

Teaching Assistant (may be called EA or ERW in other school boards)

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