Intellectual and Developmental Disability Acronym Lookup

Have you been in a meeting that seems like they are speaking another language? Sometimes presenters, professionals, and school personnel forget that not everyone speaks the same jargon. The most common use is Acronyms (an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of a longer name or phrase). The Developmental Disability community is filled with them. They often forget that not everyone knows the shorthand. This can create barriers for families who are trying to learn the system. It gets even more confusing when translated into other languages and the first letters no longer match! 

This is an evolving list to look up the meanings.

Our list is currently under construction. Please be patient as we try to add as many acronyms as we can find as soon as possible.

Look up acronyms here:

Or search through our list of acronyms:

If you have an acronym you would like to add onto our list,

please click on the button below to send information.