Autism-centred Acronym Bank

Are you baffled and confused by the jargon and acronyms that professionals use - SALT, EHA, IEP, SSS and ENT
to name but a few?  Would you love to know what it all means?
Well, look no further...the lovely Kirstie has done the hard work for you!
Check them out below...

AAC– Augmentative and Alternative Communication
AAP– Autism Advisory Panel
ABA– Applied Behaviour Analysis
ADC– Autistic Disorders Checklist
ADD– Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD– Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADOS– Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
AEG– Autism Enabler Group
AEM– Autism East Midlands
AEW- Assessment and enablement worker
ALMHS- Acute Liaison Mental Health Service
APD– Auditory Processing Disorder
AR- Annual Review
ARFID– Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
ARM- Adult Risk Management
ASC– Autism Spectrum Condition
ASD– Autism Spectrum Disorder
AT- Assistive Technology

BI - Best Interests
CAF - Common Assessment Framework
CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CCG – Clinical Commissioning Group
CD - Conduct Disorder
CETR – Care Education and Treatment Review
CIN - Child in Need
CMHT – Community Mental Health Team
CP - Child Protection
CPN – Community Psychiatric Nurse
CTPLD – Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities
CTR – Care and Treatment Review
CTS - Council Tax Support

DBT - Dialectic Behavioural Therapy
DCT - Disabled Children’s Team
DLA – Disability Living Allowance
DNA – Did Not Attend
DSA – Disabled Students Allowance
DSM – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
DSP - Designated Specialist Provision
DWP - Department for Work and Pensions

EADS - Employment and Disability Services
EFD - Executive Functioning Disorder
EHA – Early Help Assessment
EHCP – Education, Health and Care Plan
EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
EP - Educational Psychologist
ESA - Employment and Support Allowance
FACS Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome
HFA - High Functioning Autism

IAPT – Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
IASS - Information and Advice Support Service
ICAN – Integrated Care Across Northamptonshire
ICD – International Classification of Diseases
ICS – Integrated Care System
IEP - Individual Education Plan
ISP – Individual Support Plan
LA - Local Authority
LAC - Looked After Child
LD – Learning Disability
LPA - lasting power of attorney

MARAC – Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences
MASH – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub
MCA - Mental Capacity Assessment
MDT – Multi Disciplinary Team
NAS – National Autistic Society
NASS - Northamptonshire Adult Social Services
NHFT – Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust NNC – North Northants Council
NVLD - Non-Verbal Learning Disability
OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
ODD - Oppositional Defiance Disorder
OT – Occupational Therapist

PBS – Positive Behaviour Support
PBSP - Positive Behaviour Support Plan
PCP - Person Centred Planning
PDA – Pathological Demand Avoidance
PDD – Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PECS – Picture Exchange Communication System
PIP – Personal Independence Payment
POA - Power of Attorney
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
SAEW - Senior Assessment and Enablement Worker
SALT - Speech and Language Therapist
SEN – Special Educational Needs
SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordinator
SIB – Self Injurious Behaviour
SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder
SpLD – Specific Learning Difference
SSS - Specialist Support Service

TAF - Team Around the Family
TCT – Transforming Care Team
TCP - Transforming Care Programme
TEA-Ch - Test of Everyday Attention for Children
TOM- Theory of Mind
UCAT – Urgent Care and Treatment Team
WNC – West Northants Council
YAAP – Young Persons Autism Advisory Project
YARC - York Assessment of Reading Comprehension

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