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Disability Acronyms and Abbreviations

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

ADAAG Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines

ADD/ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADD Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS)

ADL Activities of Daily Living

ADRA Associated Disability Research Areas

AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou Gehrig's Disease

ARRT Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training

ASL American Sign Language

AT Assistive Technology

ATBCB Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

AoA Administration on Aging

CC Closed Caption

CCTV Closed Circuit Television

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CFR Congressional Federal Register/Code of Federal Regulations

CHP Center on Human Policy

CIQ Community Inclusion Questionnaire

CIRRIE Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange

CITA Center for Information Technology Accommodation

COTR Contract Officer Technical Representative

CP Cerebral Palsy

CRP Community-based Rehabilitation Program

DBTAC Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center

DHHS Department of Health and Human Services

DME Durable Medical Equipment

DofEd Department of Education

DRRP Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project

DTV Digital Television

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

FES Functional Electrical Stimulation

FIM Functional Independence Measure

FIP/FIR Field Initiated Project/Field Initiated Research

FY Fiscal Year (versus calendar year)

FedReg Federal Register

GPRA Government Performance Review Act/Government Performance and Results Act

GSA General Services Administration

HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus

IADL Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

ICDR International/Interagency Committee on Disability Research

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IL/CI Independent Living and Community Integration

ILC/CIL Independent Living Center or Center for Independent Living

ILRU Independent Living Research Utilization

ITTATC Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center

KDU Knowledge Dissemination and Utilization

KDUC Knowledge Dissemination and Utilization Consortium

LD Learning Disability

LRP Long Range Plan (NIDRR's 5 year plans)

MD Muscular Dystrophy

MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

MR/DD Mental Retardation/Developmental Disability

MRDP Minority Research and Development Program

MS Multiple Sclerosis

MSCIS Model Spinal Cord Injury System

NARIC National Rehabilitation Information Center

NCCAM National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH)

NCD National Council on Disability

NCDDR National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)

NCI National Cancer Institute (NIH)

NCMHD National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH)

NCMRR National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NIH)

NCRR National Center for Research Resources (NIH)

NEI National Eye Institute (NIH)

NHGRI National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH)

NHIC National Health Information Center (DHHS)

NHIS National Health Information Survey (CDC)

NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIHI)

NIA National Institute on Aging (NIH)

NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH)

NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH)

NIAMS National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIH)

NICHCY National Institute on Children and Youth with Disabilities

NICHD National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH)

NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH)

NIDCD National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders

NIDCR National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH)

NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH)

NIDRR National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH)

NIGMS National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH)

NIH National Institutes of Health

NIMH National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)

NINDS National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke

NINR National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH)

NLM National Library of Medicine

NOD National Organization on Disability

NRH National Rehabilitation Hospital

OERI Office of Educational Research and Improvement

OMB Office of Management and Budget

OSEP Office of Special Education Programs

OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services

OT Occupational Therapy

P&A Protection and Advocacy

PAR Participatory Action Research

PAS Personal Assistance Services

PCA Personal Care Assistant

PCEPD President's Council on Employment of People with Disabilities, now Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the Department of Labor

PT Physical therapy

PubMed National Library of Medicine's collection database

QASP Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan

QOL Quality of Life

R&D Research and Development

RERC Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

RESNA Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America

RFC Request for Comments

RFP Request for Proposals

ROM Range of Motion

RRTC Rehabilitation Research and Training Center

RSA Rehabilitation Services Administration

RTC/IL Research and Training Center on Independent Living

RTG Research and Training Grant

Rehab Act The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its amendments

SBIR Small Business Innovative Research

SCI Spinal Cord Injury

SEDL Southwest Educational Development Laboratory

SILC State Independent Living Council

SIPP Survey of Income and Program Participation

SSA Social Security Administration

SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI Supplemental Security Income

Section 508 The section of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 pertaining to the accessibility of items procured by the Federal government including electronic and information technologies.

TA Technical Assistance

TAC Technical Assistance Coordinator

TBI Traumatic Brain Injury

TT/TTY/TDD Teletypewriter or Telecommunications Device for the Deaf

TWWIIA Ticket to Work/Workforce Incentives Improvement Act

Tech Act Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act

UAP University Affiliated Programs

UCPA United Cerebral Palsy of America

UD Universal Design

VR Vocational Rehabilitation

W3C World Wide Web Consortium

WAI Web Accessibility Initiative

WHO World Health Organization

WID World Institute on Disability

WISQARS Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (CDC)

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RIIL is supported by the RTCIL and was developed through a NIDRR grant.

Contact Cindy Higgins [email protected], [email protected] or original authors for comments and additional information.

The RIIL project was a joint development effort of the RTCIL at the University of Kansas and (ILRU) program of TIRR.