Acronyms

Acronyms Used by CRI:

  • AAA: Area Agency on Aging
  • ACP: Attendant Care Program
  • ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
  • AT: Assistive Technology
  • BBS: Bulletin Board System
  • BVS: Blindness and Visual Services
  • CAP: Client Assistance Program
  • CCD: Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
  • CDA: Committee for a Disability Agenda
  • CIL: Center for Independent Living
  • CRI: Community Resources for Independence, Inc.
  • CSPPPD: Community Services Program for Persons with Physical Disabilities
  • DCA: Department of Community Affairs
  • DDPC: Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
  • DIA: Disabled In Action
  • DIMENET: Disabled Individuals Movement for Equality Network
  • DLP: Disabilities Law Project
  • DOH: Department Of Health
  • DPW: Department of Public Welfare
  • ECHO: Erie City Housing Organization
  • ECCPD: Erie County Coalition of Persons with Disabilities
  • ECCPD: Erie County Coalition of Persons with Disabilities
  • EEOC: Equal Employment Oppurtunity Commission
  • EIH: Erie Independence House
  • GAP: Grassroots Advocacy Project (see SWAT)
  • GECAC: Greater Erie Community Action Committee
  • HANDS: Housing And Neighborhood Development Service
  • HCFA: Health Care Finance Administration
  • HRC: Human Resource Commission
  • HUD: Housing and Urban Development
  • ICF/ORC: Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Other Related Conditions
  • ILRP: Independent Living Rehabilitation Program
  • ILRU: Independent Living Research Utilization
  • ILS: Independent Living Skills
  • I&R: Information and Referra
  • lMA: Medical Assistance
  • MH/MR : Mental Health and Mental Retardation
  • NAA: Neighborhood Assistance Act
  • NARIC: National Rehabilitation Information Center
  • NCIL: National Council on Independent Living
  • OBRA: Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act
  • OVR: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • PAIR: Protection and Advocacy of Individuals Rights
  • PCA: Personal Care Attendent
  • PCCD: The Pennsylvania Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
  • PCIL: Pennsylvania Council on Independent Living
  • PDA: Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • PHFA: Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency
  • PIAT: Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology
  • PIC: Private Industry Council
  • PPA: Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy
  • RESNA: Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America
  • RSA: Rehabilitation Services Administration
  • SILC: State Independent Living Council
  • SPOC: Strategic Planning Oversight Committee
  • SSA: Social Security Administration
  • SSDI: Social Security Disability Income
  • SSI: Supplemental Security Income
  • SWAT: Statewide Action Team (formerly Grassroots Advocacy Project)
  • UCP: United Cerebal Palsy
  • WID: World Institute on Disability