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AAC Augmentative or Alternative Communication
ACOA Adult Child of an Alcoholic
AD Alzheimer's Disease
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder
AGA Appropriate for Gestational Age
AI Auditory Impairment
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AK Above the Knee
ALD Adreneanoleukodystrophy
ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
ANS Autonomic Nervous System
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BD Behavior Disorder
BEH Behaviorally/Emotionally Handicapped
BH Behaviorally Handicapped
BK Below the Knee
BPD Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
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CAPD Central Auditory Processing Disorder
CBC Complete Blood Count
CDH Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
CF Cystic Fibrosis
CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CHD Congenital Heart Disease or Congenital Hip Dysplasia
CI Cognitively Impaired
CMV Cytomegalovirus Infection
CNS Central Nervous System
CP Cerebral Palsy
CSF Cerebrospinal Fluid
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DAC Disabled Adult Child
DB Deaf Blind
DD Developmental Disability or Developmental Delay
DH Developmentally Handicapped
DS Down Syndrome
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EBD Emotional/Behavioral Disorder
ECG Electrocardiogram
ED Emotionally Disturbed (same as EH)
EH Emotionally Handicapped (same as ED)
EI Environmental Illness or Emotional Impairment
EMD Educable Mentally Disabled (same as EMH)
EMH Educable Mentally Handicapped (same as EMR)
EMR Educable Mentally Retarded (same as EMH)
EQ Emotional Quotient
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FAE Fetal Alcohol Effects
FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FHR Fetal Heart Rate
FTT Failure to Thrive
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GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GI Gastrointestinal
GT/LD Gifted and Talented and Learning Disabled
G-TUBE Gastroesophageal Tube (feeding tube)
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HASCI Head and Spinal Cord Injury
HD Hearing Disabled (same as HH)
HFA High Functioning Autism
HH Hearing Handicapped or Hard of Hearing (same as HD)
HI Hearing Impaired or Health Impaired
HIV Human ImmunoDeficiency Virus
HOH Hard of Hearing
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IBD Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
ID Immune Deficiency
IED Intermittent Explosive Disorder
IH Infantile Hydrocephalus
IUGR Intrauterine Growth Retardation
IV Intravenous
IVH Intraventricular Hemorrhage
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KTW Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome
L [back to top]
LBW Low Birth Weight
LD Learning Disabled
LFA Low Functioning Autism
LKS Landau-Kleffler Syndrome
LP Little People/Little Person (Dwarfism)
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MBD Minimal Brain Dysfunction
MCS Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
MD Muscular Dystrophy or Macular Degeneration
MH Mentally Handicapped or Mental Health
MI Mental Impairment or Mental Illness
MMH Mild-Moderate Mentally Impaired
MR Mental Retardation
MS Multiple Sclerosis
MSDD Multi-Sensory Developmental Delays
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NAS Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
NDA No Diagnosis of Anything
NEC Necrotizing Enterocolitis
NF Neurofibromatosis
NLD Nonverbal Learning Disability
NTD Neural Tube Defect
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OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OD Orthopedically Disabled (same as OH)
ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OH Orthopedically Handicapped (same as OD)
OHI Other Health Impaired
OI Osteogenesis Imperfecta or Orthopedic Impairment
OM Otitis Media
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PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PDD/NOS Pervasive Developmental Disorder, not otherwise specified
PH Physical Handicapped
PI Physical Impairment
PKU Phenylketonuria
PMD Profound Mentally Disabled (same as PMH)
PMH Profoundly Mentally Handicapped (same as PMR)
PMR Profoundly Mentally Retarded (same as PMH)
PPD Pervasive Personality Disorder
PPS Post Polio Syndrome
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PWS Prader-Willi Syndrome
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RDS Respiratory Distress Syndrome
RP Retinitis Pigmentosa
RSD Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
RSD/CRPS Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
ROP Retinopathy of Prematurity
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SB Spina Bifida
SBS Shaken Baby Syndrome
SCI Spinal Cord Injury
SGA Small for Gestational Age
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SIS Shaken Infant Syndrome
SLD Specific Learning Disability or Speech-Language Disabled
SLH Speech-Language Handicapped (same as SLD)
SMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy
SWS Sturge-Weber Syndrome
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TB Tuberculosis
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TD Tardive Dyskinesia
TMD Trainable Mentally Disabled (same as TMH)
TMH Trainable Mentally Handicapped (same as TMR)
TMR Trainable Mentally Retarded (same as TMD)
TS Tourette Syndrome
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URI Upper Respiratory Infection
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
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VCFS Velo-Cardio-Facial-Syndrome
VD Visually Disabled (same as VH)
VH Visually Handicapped
VI Visual Impairment
VLBW Very Low Birth Weight
VCD Ventral Septal Defect

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