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Appendix i. List of Acronyms

  • ABA-Applied Behavioral Analysis

    ACC-Autism Coordinating Committee

    ACE-Autism Centers of Excellence

    ACF-Administration for Children and Families

    ACL-Administration for Community Living

    ADDM-Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network

    ADFM-Active Duty Family Member

    AGRE-Autism Genetic Resource Exchange

    AHRQ-Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

    AIDD-Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    AIR-P-Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health

    AIR-B-Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health

    ARRA-American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    ASD-Autism Spectrum Disorder

    ATP-Autism Tissue Program

    AUCD-Association of University Centers
    on Disabilities

    CAA-Combating Autism Act of 2006

    CAAC-Computer Assisted Autism Care

    CAAI-Combating Autism Act Initiative

    CADDRE-Centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology Network

    CAM-Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    CARA-Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011

    CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    CDMRP-Congressionally Directed Medical
    Research Programs

    CERT-Center for Education and Research on Mental Health Therapeutics

    CHICA-Child Health Improvement through
    Computer Automation

    CER-Comparative Effectiveness Review

    CMHI-Child Mental Health Initiative

    CMS-Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    CPRC-Community Parent Resource Center

    DBP-Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

    DBPNet-Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network

    DDC-Developmental Disabilities Council

    DIRP-Division of Intramural Research Program

    DoD-Department of Defense

    DoD-ARP-Department of Defense Autism
    Research Program

    DoD-AF-Department of Defense Air Force

    DSM-Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

    EARLI-Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation

    ECHO-Extended Care Health Option

    ED-Department of Education

    EFMP-Exceptional Family Member Program

    EHR-Electronic Health Record

    EPA-Environmental Protection Agency

    EPSDT-Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program

    ESDM-Early Start Denver Model

    FACA-Federal Advisory Committee Act

    FAST-AS-Fast-Fail Trials in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    FDA-Food and Drug Administration

    FIC-Fogarty International Center

    FXS-Fragile X Syndrome

    HCBS-Home and Community-Based Services

    HCUP-Hospital Cost and Utilization Project

    HHS-Department of Health and Human Services

    HRSA-Health Resources and Services Administration

    IC-NIH Institutes and Centers

    IACC-Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

    IAN-Interactive Autism Network

    IBIS-Infant Brain Imaging Study

    ICDR-Interagency Committee on Disability Research

    IDEA-Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    IES-Institute of Education Sciences

    INCLEN-International Clinical Epidemiology Network

    IOM-Institute of Medicine

    LEAP-Learning Experiences—An Alternative Program for Preschoolers and Parents

    LEND-Leadership Education in
    Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

  • LTSAE-Learn the Signs. Act Early.

    MADDSP-Metropolitan Atlanta Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program

    M-CHAT-Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers

    MCHB-Maternal and Child Health Bureau

    MCO-Managed Care Organization

    MHS-Military Health Systems

    NADFM-Non-Active Duty Family Member

    NCBDDD-National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

    NCI-National Cancer Institute

    NCRR-National Center for Research Resources

    NCSER-National Center for Special Education Research

    NEI-National Eye Institute

    NHGRI-National Human Genome Research Institute

    NIA-National Institute on Aging

    NIAAA-National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
    and Alcoholism

    NIAID-National Institute of Allergy and
    Infectious Diseases

    NIBIB-National Institute of Biomedical Imaging
    and Bioengineering

    NICHD-Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

    NIDA-National Institute on Drug Abuse

    NIDCD-National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

    NIDCR-National Institute of Dental and
    Craniofacial Research

    NIDDK-National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

    NIDRR-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

    NIEHS-National Institute of Environmental
    Health Sciences

    NIGMS-National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    NIH-National Institutes of Health

    NIH RePORT-NIH Research Portfolio Online
    Reporting Tool

    NIMH-National Institute of Mental Health

    NINDS-National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

    NINR-National Institute of Nursing Research

    NDAR-National Database for Autism Research

    NLM-National Library of Medicine

    NSCH-National Survey of Children's Health

    NSF-National Science Foundation

    OARC-Office of Autism Research Coordination

    OD-Office of the Director, NIH

    ONC-HHS National Coordinator for
    Health Information Technology

    OPE-Office of Postsecondary Education

    ORR-Office of Refugee Resettlement

    OSEP-Office of Special Education Programs

    OSERS-Office of Special Education and
    Rehabilitative Services

    PBIS-Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

    PCPID-President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

    PDD-Pervasive Developmental Disorders

    PNS-Projects of National Significance

    PTI-Parent Training and Information Centers

    RSA-Rehabilitation Services Administration

    SAMHSA-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    SBIR-Small Business Innovation Research

    SCDD-State Councils on Developmental Disabilities

    SDAS-Secondary Data Analysis Studies

    SEED-Study to Explore Early Development

    SIG-State Implementation Grantee

    SPHARC-State Public Health Autism Resource Center

    SPG-State Planning Grants

    TEACCH-Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children

    UCEDD-University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research,
    and Service

    USDA-U.S. Department of Agriculture

    USPSTF-U.S. Preventative Services Task Force

    WIC-Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children







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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Autism Research Coordination, National Institutes of Health (On behalf of the Office of the Secretary). Report to Congress on Activities Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities Under the Combating Autism Act of 2006 and Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011 (FY 2010 – FY 2012). February 2014. Retrieved from the Department of Health and Human Services Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee website at: http://iacc.hhs.gov/reports/reports-to-congress/FY2010-2012/index.shtml

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