Acronyms

Notes:

  • Each district may also have its own list of locally developed acronyms.
  • Italics denote acronyms in French.
Acronym Meaning

AAC

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

ABA

Applied Behaviour Analysis

ABC

Antecedent/Behaviour/Consequence

ABS

Aboriginal Head Start

AC

Audit Checklist

ACES

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

ACT

Autism Community Training

ADA

Aboriginal Delegated Agencies

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

ADHD-HI

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - Hyperactive/Impulsive

ADOS

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule

AEP

Annual Education Plan

AEPS

Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System for Infants and Children

AEW

Aboriginal Education Worker

AIDP

Aboriginal Infant Development Program

AINC

Affaires indiennes et du Nord Canada

AO

Administrative Officer

ARBD

Alcohol-Related Birth Defects

ARC-BC

Accessible Resource Centre - British Columbia

ARND

Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder

ASCD

Aboriginal Society for Community Development
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASE

Adult Special Education

ASEP

Aboriginal Skills Employment Program

ASI

Addictions Severity Index

ASIST

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

ASQ

Ages and Stages Questionnaire

AST

Area Support Team

ASU

Adolescent Service Unit

ASSW

Aboriginal Student Support Worker

ASW

Aboriginal Support Worker

AYA

Agreement for Young Adults

BAA

Board Authority Authorized

BAC

Blood Alcohol Concentration

BASC

Behaviour Assessment for Children

BC

Behaviour Consultant

BC CASE

BC Council of Administrators of Special Education

BC CEC

BC Council for Exceptional Children

BCAAN

BC Autism Assessment Network

BCCPAC

BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

BCCPD

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities

BCeSIS

BC enterprise Student Information System

BCPSEA

BC Public School Employers' Association

BCSS

BC Schizophrenia Society

BPI

Behavioural Plan of Intervention

BRI

Behavioural Regulation Index

BRIEF

Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Function

BSDW

Band Social Development Worker (federal)

BSP

Behaviour Support Plan

BUBB

Building Understanding of Brain and Behaviour

CAC

Child Advocacy Centre

CACL

Canadian Association for Community Living

CALI

Computer-Assisted Language Intervention

CAMH

Center for Addictions and Mental Health

CAO

Central Administration Office

CAP

Collaborative Action Plan
Curriculum for Addictions Professionals

CAPC

Community Action Program for Children

CAPP

Child Assessment Planning and Practice

CAPSS

Communication, Academic, Physical, Self-determination, Social-emotional

CAST

Centre for Applied Special Technology

CBM

Curriculum Based Measurement

CBT

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Center for Behavioral Teratology

CCO

Continuing Custody Order

CCSA

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

CCY

Complex Children and Youth

CD

Conduct Disorder

CDBC

Complex Developmental Behaviour Conditions

CDC

Centers for Disease Control
Child Development Centre

CEA

Certificate of Education Assistant
Certified Education Assistant
Classroom Education Assistant

CEC

Council for Exceptional Children

CFCSA

Child, Family and Community Service Act

CFFAR

Canadian Foundation on Fetal Alcohol Research

CFNCS

Caring for Nations Children's Society

CFT

Children’s Friendship Training

CIC

Child in Care

CIFASD

Collaborative Initiative on FASD

CIHR

Child in the Home of a Relative

CISM

Critical Incident Stress Management

CLBC

Community Living BC

CMS

Chronic Mild Stress

CNS

Central Nervous System

COC

Court Ordered Custody

COT

Circle of Truth

COW

Communities of the World

CPAC

Community Policing Access Centre

CPEE

Chronic prenatal ethanol exposure

CPI

Crisis Prevention Intervention

CPOC

Child’s Plan of Care

CQI

Continuous Quality Improvement

CT

Classroom Teacher
Computer Tomography

CUPE

Canadian Union of Public Employees

CYCC

Child and Youth Care Counsellor

CYCW

Child and Youth Care Worker

CYMH

Child and Youth Mental Health

CYSN

Child and Youth with Special Needs

DA

Dopamine

DAA

Delegated Aboriginal Child and Family Service Agency

DARE

Drug Abuse Resistance Education

DART

District Assessment of Reading Team

DBT

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
District Behaviour Team

DCD

Developmental Coordination Disorder

DD

Developmental Disability

DDD

Drinks per Drinking Day

DDT

Developmental Disability Team

DECI

Dynamic Electrical Cortical Imaging

DEYS

Downtown Eastside Youth Service

DI

District Itinerant

DIBELS

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills

DIO

District Itinerant Office

DMM

Dynamic Motivational Model

DPA

Daily Physical Activity

DPAC

District Parent Advisory Council

DPSS

District Plan for Student Success

DRC

District Resource Centre

DRPI

Disability Rights Promotion International

DSM-IV

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - 4th edition (1994)

EA

Educational Assistant

EAW

Employment Assistance Worker

ECD

Early Childhood Development

ECE

Early Childhood Education

EDI

Early Development Instrument

EEG

Electroencephalograph

EF

Executive Function

EFP

Extended Family Program

EIBI

Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention

ELD

English Literacy Development
English Language Development

ELL

English Language Learners

ELS

English Language Services

EPPD

Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities

ESBT

Extended School Based Team

ESD

English as a Second Dialect

ESL

English as a Second Language

ETCAF

L'ensemble des troubles causes par l'alcoolisation foetale

FA

Folic Acid

FAEE

Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

FAS

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

FASD

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

FBA

Functional Behaviour Analysis

FEN

Family Empowerment Network

FHAN

Fraser Health Assessment Network

FI

French Immersion

FMF

Families Moving Forward

fMRI

functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

FNESC

First Nations' Education Steering Committee

FNIHB

First Nations' and Inuit Health Branch

FNSW

First Nations' Support Workers

FNSW

First Nations' Support Workers

FOI

Freedom Of Information

FOIPOP

Freedom Of Information, Protection Of Privacy

FOIPPA

Freedom Of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

FPW

Family Preservation Worker

FSIQ

Full Scale IQ

GAD

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

GLD

Gifted Learning Disabled

GPDR

Goal-Plan-Do-Review Routine

GRG

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

GSLD

Grants for Students with Learning Disabilities

HCIP

Healthy Choices In Pregnancy

HELP

Human Early Learning Partnership

HFA

High Functioning Autism

HFPDD

High Functioning Pervasive Developmental Disorder

HPA

Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal

HSC

Home School Coordinator

HSS

Health and Social Services

IBI

Intensive Behaviour Intervention

ICEL

Instruction, Curriculum, Environment, Learner

ICM

Integrated Case Management

IDEIA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

IDP

Infant Development Program

IEP

Individual Education Plan

IHCAN

Interior Health Children's Assessment Network

IHE

Institute of Health Economics

ILI

Individual Language Intervention

IMHT

Island Mental Health Team

INAC

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

IPE

Inter-professional Education

IQ

Intelligence Quotient

IRP

Integrated Resource Package

ISB

Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour

ISPP

Instructional Support Planning Process

JI

Justice Institute

K

Kindergarten

KW

Key Worker

LA

Learning Assistance

LAT

Learning Assistance Teacher

LC

Learning Center

LD

Learning Disabled

LEIC

Learner Environment Instruction Curriculum

LGBT

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered

LLT

Language and Literacy Training

LOA

Leave Of Absence

LOL

Laughing out Loud; Lots of Love; Lots of Laughs

LRT

Learning Resource Teacher

LSS

Legal Services Society

LST

Learning Support Teacher
Life Skills Training

MAPS

Making Action Plans (formerly McGill Action Planning System)

MCFD

Ministry for Children and Family Development

MEG

Magneto-Encephalography

MEIA

Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance (is now MHSD)

MHLS

Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport

MHSD

Ministry of Housing and Social Development

MI

Metacognition Index
Motivational Interviewing

MID

Mild Intellectual Disability

MOE

Ministry Of Education

MOH

Ministry Of Health

MOODLE

Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment

mPFC

medial Prefrontal Cortex

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRS

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

NAMI

National Alliance for Mental Illness

NAS

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

NBD-AE

Neurobehavioural Disorder - Alcohol Exposed

NDT

Neuro-developmental Treatment

NHAN

Northern Health Assessment Network

NIAAA

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

NID

Non-Instructional Day

NOS

Not Otherwise Specified

NREPP

National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices

NVLD

Non Verbal Learning Disability

NWAC

Native Women's Association of Canada

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCE

Ontario Centre of Excellence

ODD

Oppositional Defiance Disorder

OFC

Orbital Frontal Cortex

OT

Occupational Therapist

PAC

Parent Advisory Council

PAE

Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

PARC

Provincial Autism Resource Center

PATH

Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope

PBIS

Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports

PBSP

Positive Behaviour Support Plan

PCAP

Parent-Child Assistance Program

PCIT

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

PD

Person with Disabilities

PDA

Personal Digital Assistant

PDCH

Physical Disabilities/Chronic Health

PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDD-NOS

Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

PDE

Prenatal Drug Exposure

PEA

Professional Employees Association

PEN

Personal Education Number

PET

Positron Emission Tomography

pFAS

Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

PFC

Prefrontal Cortex

PHAC

Public Health Agency of Canada

PHAN

Provincial Health Assessment Network

PHSA

Provincial Health Services Authority

PISP

Provincial Integration Support Program

PLAR

Prior Learning Assessment Review

PLC

Professional Learning Communities

PLOP

Present Level Of Performance

PMR

Profound Mental Retardation

PMT

Protection Motivation Theory

POPARD

Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders

POPFASD

Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

PPVT

Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test

PR

Personal Record

PRCVI

Provincial Resource Center for the Visually Impaired

PRIS

Pre Referral Intervention Strategies

PSI

Personalized Supports Initiative

PSM

Parenting Support and Management

PSP

Problem Solving Process

PT

Physiotherapist

PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PWD

Person With Disabilities

QFT

Quantity, Frequency, Timing

QS

Qualified Specialist

QSO

Quality Service Office

RA

Research Assistant

RAD

Reactive Attachment Disorder
Reticular, Amygdala, Dopamine

RASP

Registry of Autism Service Providers

RCY

Representative for Children and Youth

RDI

Relationship Development Intervention

RFP

Request For Proposals

RIOT

Read Interview Observe Test

RT

Resource Teacher

RTI

Response to Instruction
Response to Intervention

SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder

SADE

Student Achievement Data Exchange

SAHD

Stay At Home Dads

SAMHSA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SASO

Student Administration Systems Operator

SBD

Severe Behaviour Disorder

SBF

School Based Funding

SBO

School Board Office

SBT

School Based Team

SCC

School Completion Certificate

SCCP

Student Completion Certificate Program

SCD

Society for Community Development

SCDP

Supported Child Development Program

SCRC

Student Conduct Review Committee

SCT

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo

SDABC

Seventh Day Adventists British Columbia

SE-AE

Static Encephalopathy - Alcohol Exposed

SEA

Special Education Assistant

SEL

Social Emotional Learning

SERT

Special Education Resource Teacher

SES

Socio-Economic Status

SETA

Special Education Teacher Assistant

SET-BC

Special Education Technology – BC

SEW

Special Education Worker

SFT

Strengthening Families Together

SI

Sensory Integration

SIB

Self-Injurious Behaviour

SIB-R

Scales of Independent Behaviour - Revised

SLD

Severely Learning Disabled

SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist
Student Learning Plan

SMI

Serious Mental Illness

SNRW

Special Needs Resource Worker

SOA

Summary of Assessment

SOM

Specificity, Objectivity, Measurability

SP/NBD-AE

Sentinel Physical Findings/Neurobehavioural Disorder - Alcohol Exposed

SP/SE-AE

Sentinel Physical Findings/Static Encephalopathy - Alcohol Exposed

SPC

School Planning Council

SPSS

School Plan for Student Success

SSA

Service Support Assistant

SSC

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

SSEAC

Support Staff Education and Adjustment Committee

SSRS

Social Skills Rating System

SST

Student Support Team

SSW

Student Support Worker

ST

Support Teacher

STA

Special Teaching Assistant

STV

Stopping the Violence

SWIM

Sex Worker Integration Model (formerly FASD Taskforce)

SWIS

Settlement Workers In Schools

SWPBS

School-wide Positive Behavioural Support

T1D

Type 1 Diabetes

TA

Teacher Assistant

TAAI

Transition to Adulthood Attachment Interview

TAP

Technology Access Project

TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury

TIC

Teacher In Charge

TLA

Three Letter Acronym

TNA

Training Needs Assessment

TOC

Teacher On Call

TS

Tourette Syndrome

TTOC

Teacher Teaching On Call

UDL

Universal Design for Learning

VACFSS

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society

VCHAN

Vancouver Coastal Health Assessment Network

VIHAN

Vancouver Island Health Assessment Network

VSB

Vancouver School Board

WM

Working Memory

YAG

Youth Agreement

YCW

Youth Care Worker

YEAF

Youth Educational Assistance Fund

YFC

Youth and Family Counsellor

YRJ

Your Recovery Journey