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Autism Abbreviations (updated with list)

Posted by on Jan. 26, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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I'm seeing a lot of abbreviations used here and some I recognize, most I don't. I thought we could compile a list, so please feel free to add and I will add them to the post here. Include the abbreviation and what they stand for So far, I know PDD, PDD-NOS (I think that's right, I'm tired, heh), AD, ADD, ADHD...(just starting off, I'll list them in full later :) ).

Edit: Here is the list so far. It'll take me a little time to put it together to add definitions and such, but this is it so far. Thanks for your input ladies! If there's anything you don't see here, please feel free to add. :)


  • ABA Therapy: Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy
  • ADD:  Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder
  • CD:  Conduct Disorder
  • DAN!: Defeat Autism Now!
  • DD: Developmental Delay 
  • DT: Developmental Therapist
  • ECI: Early Childhood Intervention
  • EI: Early Intervention
  • GFCF: Gluten Free Casein Free (diet)
  • HBOT: Hyper Baric Oxygen Therapy
  • HFA: High Functioning Autism
  • Hippo Therapy: Occupational Horse Therapy
  • IEP: Individualized Education Plan
  • MR: Mental Retardation
  • OAT: Organic Acid Test
  • ODD: Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • OT: Occupational Therapist
  • PDD: Pervasive Developmental Delay
  • PDD-NOS: Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified
  • PT: Physical Therapist


by on Jan. 26, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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thatgirl70
by on Jan. 26, 2011 at 12:41 PM

And obviously I need to figure out how to fix my siggy...

TruthSeeker.
by on Jan. 26, 2011 at 2:06 PM

 OT-Occupational Therapist

 PT-Physical Therapist

 DT-Developmental Therapist

 HBOT-Hyper Baric Oxygen Therapy

 Hippo Therapy-Occupational Horse Therapy

 ABA Therapy-Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy

 

 

TruthSeeker.
by on Jan. 26, 2011 at 2:06 PM

 IEP-Individualized Education Plan(these are used when your children get into school)

TruthSeeker.
by on Jan. 26, 2011 at 2:09 PM

 GF/CF-Gluten Free Casein Free(Wheat and Milk products)

 DAN-Defeat Autism Now Doctors. They are Dr's that practice any type of medicine that have also been educated in the Bio-med approach to treating children on the Autism Spectrum.

 Stimming-This is a repetitive type of behavior such as flapping, spinning, eye twitching, verbal noises, etc.


    Different, but not less~Temple Grandin

 

thatgirl70
by on Jan. 26, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Thank you TruthSeeker! I will get these added. :)

TruthSeeker.
by on Jan. 26, 2011 at 2:12 PM

 OAT- Organic Acid Test. This test is used to measure amounts of minerals, vitamins, etc in your child's body.

 

TruthSeeker.
by on Jan. 26, 2011 at 2:13 PM

 

Quoting thatgirl70:

Thank you TruthSeeker! I will get these added. :)

    You're welcome. I wish I had a guide when I first began my journey 2 yrs ago. I joined a group and had no idea who this Dan guy was everyone kept talking about:)  A list with abbreviations and terms commonly used in the Autism world would have been very helpful.


    Different, but not less~Temple Grandin

 

LadyLuxy
by on Jan. 26, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Thank you this is a great idea! I hate to read someone's post and think "Huh?" because I have no idea what all their abbreviations stand for. lol

thatgirl70
by on Jan. 26, 2011 at 2:24 PM


Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 

Quoting thatgirl70:

Thank you TruthSeeker! I will get these added. :)

    You're welcome. I wish I had a guide when I first began my journey 2 yrs ago. I joined a group and had no idea who this Dan guy was everyone kept talking about:)  A list with abbreviations and terms commonly used in the Autism world would have been very helpful.

Hey, I was just reading about that Dan guy today! Thanks for reminding me to add it to the list. ;)

Yeah, I'm kind of lost here. This is all new to me, and I should do more reading. I'm getting a little bit done here and there though.

shell1m
by on Jan. 26, 2011 at 2:38 PM


Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 

Quoting thatgirl70:

Thank you TruthSeeker! I will get these added. :)

    You're welcome. I wish I had a guide when I first began my journey 2 yrs ago. I joined a group and had no idea who this Dan guy was everyone kept talking about:)  A list with abbreviations and terms commonly used in the Autism world would have been very helpful.

that's so funny because I did the same thing! LOL.  I was like "who is Dan and how is helping all these people at the same time?"   I thought it was one guy not an orginization  LOL  that was my duh moment early on..  :)

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