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AACAP                        American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

ABA                             Applied Behaviour Analysis

ABI                               Acquired Brain Injury

ACSD                          Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

ADD                            Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD                         Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AODA                          Accessibilty for Ontarions with Disabilities Act

ARND                         Alcohol Related Neurological Disorder

ASD                             Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASO or AO                 Autism Society Ontario

BDD                             Body Dysmorphic Disorder

BPD                             Borderline Personality Disorder

CAMH                        Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

CAP                             Child Advocacy Project

CAPD                          Central Auditory Processing Disorder

CAS                             Children’s Aid Society

CBT                             Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

CCAC                          Community Care Access Centre

CD                               Conduct Disorder

CFSA                           Child and Family Services Act

CMH                            Cambridge Memorial Hospital

CMHA                         Canadian Mental Health Association

CMHO                         Children’s Mental Health Ontario

CPRI                             Child and Parent Resource Institute

CRA                              Canada Revenue Agency

CYMHIN                     Child and Youth Mental Health Information Network

CYW                             Child and Youth Worker

DBT                             Dialectic Behaviour Therapy

DID                               Dissociative Identity Disorder

DSO                              Developmental Services Ontario

DSRC                           Developmental Services Resource Centre

DSW                            Developmental Services Worker

DSM-IV                       Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

Dx                                Diagnosis

EA                                 Educational Assistant

EAP                              Employee Assistance Program

EDAC                           Eating Disorders Awareness Coalition

EIEI                              Early Identification, Early Intervention

EQA or EQAO            Education, Quality and Accountability Office

FACE                           Families for Awareness, Change and Education

FASD                           Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

FCS                              Family and Children’s Services

GAD                             Generalized Anxiety Disorder

GRH                             Grand River Hospital

HBHC                          Healthy Babies, Healthy Children

IBI                                 Intensive Behaviour Intervention

IEP                               Individual Education Plan

IF                                 Inclusion Facilitator

IPRC                           Identification, Placement & Review Committee

ISA                              Intensive Support Amount

LD                               Learning Disability

LDAO                          Learning Disability Association of Ontario

LGBT                          Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

MCYS                         Ministry of Child and Youth Services

MDAO                        Mood Disorder Association of Ontario

MOE                           Ministry of Education

MOHLTC                  Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

NEDIC                        National Eating Disorders Information Centre

NIMH                         National Institute on Mental Health

NOS                            Not Otherwise Specified

OAEA                         Ontario Association of Education Awareness

OCD                            Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

ODD                            Oppositional Defiant Disorder

ODSP                          Ontario Disability Support Plan

OSR                             Ontario School Record

PCL                              Parents for Community Living

PCMH                         Parents for Children’s Mental Health

PDD-NOS                   Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified

PTSD                           Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

RAD                             Reactive Attachment Disorder

RMHC                         Regional Mental Health Care

SAD                             Seasonal Affective Disorder

SEA                              Special Equipment Amount

SEAC                          Special Education Advisory Committee

SERT                          Special Education Resource Teacher

SLP                             Speech and Language Pathologist

SSAH                          Special Services At Home

SSRI’s                          Selected Seratonin Re-uptake Inhibitors

TS                               Tourette Syndrome

WRCPC                      Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

WRCSB                      Waterloo Region Catholic School Board

WRDSB                      Waterloo Region District School Board

WRP                            Waterloo Regional Police

YMCA                         Young Mens Christian Association