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AT Glossary

To help you navigate this site, you may want to reference the list of assistive technology terms and state agency acronyms below.

A

  • ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Admin - Minnesota Department of Administration
  • APS - Accessible Pedestrian Signals
  • AT - Assistive Technology
  • AT Act - Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended in 2004
  • ATAP - Association of Assistive Technology Act Program
  • ATIA - Assistive Technology Industry Association 

C

  • CADI - Community Access for Disability Inclusion

D

  • DCD - Developmental Cognition Disabilities
  • DD - Developmental Disabilities
  • DEED - Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • DHS - Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • DME - Durable Medical Equipment
  • DOC - Minnesota Department of Corrections
  • DOJ - U.S. Department of Justice

E

  • EE - Extended Employment

F

  • FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education

H

  • HCBS - Home and Community-Based Services

I

  • ICDR - Interagency Committee on Disability Research
  • IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • IEP - Individualized Education Program
  • IEP Team - Group of people, including parent(s), teachers, and therapists, responsible for developing the IEP. 
  • IFSP - Individualized Family Service Plan
  • IIIP - Individualized Interagency Intervention Plan
  • IPS - Individual Placement and Supports

J

  • JAN - Job Accommodation Network

M

  • MA - Medical Assistance
  • MA-EPD - Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities
  • MCF - Minnesota Correctional Facility
  • MDE - Minnesota Department of Education
  • MDH - Minnesota Department of Health
  • MDHR - Minnesota Department of Human Rights
  • MHCP - Minnesota Health Care Programs
  • MHFA - Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
  • MMB - Minnesota Management and Budget
  • MnDOT - Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • MNSCU - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
  • MSA - Minnesota Supplemental Aid
  • MSH - Minnesota Security Hospital
  • MSHS - Minnesota Specialty Health System

N

  • NCI - National Core Indicators

O

  • OIO - Olmstead Implementation Office
  • OSEP - U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs

P

  • PBIS - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

R

  • Rehabilitation Services

S

  • SAM - Self-Advocates Minnesota
  • SFY - State Fiscal Year
  • SSB - State Services for the Blind
  • STAR - System of Technology to Achieve Results, Minnesota's federal AT program and a program of the Minnesota Department of Administration
  • STARTE - STAR Technology Exchange, an online AT device exchange, for reusing assistive technology, hosted by the Minnesota STAR Program

T

  • TBI - Tramautic Brain Injury
  • TED - Telephone Equipment Distribution

V

  • VR - Vocational Rehabilitation
  • VRS - Vocational Rehabilitation Services

W

  • WIOA - Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act
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