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List of Acronyms

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AACWA - Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act
AAMC - Association of American Medical Colleges
ABA - American Bar Association
ACF - Administration for Children and Families (HHS)
ACL - Administration for Community Living (HHS)
ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act—1990
ADAAA - ADA Amendments Act—2008
ADLs - activities of daily living
AFCARS - Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AI - American Indian
AIDD - Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
AN - Alaskan Native
APA - American Psychological Association
ART - assisted reproductive technologies
ASD - autism spectrum disorder
ASFA - Adoption and Safe Families Act—1997
ASRM - American Society for Reproductive Medicine
CAPTA - Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act—1974
CASCW - Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
CBPA - competence-based parenting assessment
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CI - Office of Children’s Issues (Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State)
CIL - Center for Independent Living
CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CPS - child protective services
CRPD - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
DD - developmental disability
DME - durable medical equipment
DOJ - Department of Justice
DOL - Department of Labor
DOT - Department of Transportation
ED - Department of Education
EI - early intervention
EHS - Early Head Start
ETA - Employment and Training Administration (DOL)
FTA - Federal Transit Administration (DOT)
GAO - Government Accountability Office
HHS - Department of Health and Human Services
HIV - human immunodeficiency virus
HS - Head Start
HUD - Department of Housing and Urban Development
IADLs - instrumental activities of daily living
ICAMA - Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance
ICDR - Interagency Committee on Disability Research
ICPC - Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
ICWA - Indian Child Welfare Act—1978
ID - intellectual disability
IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IUI - intrauterine insemination
IVF - in vitro fertilization
LCME - Liaison Committee on Medical Education
MDT - multidisciplinary team
MEPA - Multiethnic Placement Act—1994
NA - Native American
NCANDS - National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System
NCD - National Council on Disability
NIDRR - National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NIH - National Institutes of Health
ODEP - Office of Disability Employment Policy (DOL)
P&A - Protection and Advocacy
PAS - personal assistance services
PATH - Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
PHA - public housing agency
PRWORA - Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act—1996
RFP - request for proposals
RSA - Rehabilitation Services Administration
SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SART - Society for Reproductive Technologies
SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SSA - Social Security Administration
SSDI - Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI - Supplemental Security Income
SSIS - Social Service Information System
TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TLG - Through the Looking Glass
TPR - termination of parental rights
UFAS - Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards
USCIS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
USDA - Department of Agriculture
VA - Department of Veterans Affairs