Acronym
Description
AAC
Alternative Augmentative Communication
EI
Early Intervention
IEP
Individualized Education Program
GT
Gifted and Talented
OT
Occupational Therapy
Access
The means by which a person can participate
Advocacy
To act or speak on behalf of another
Assisted communication
Method of communication whereby the person is assisted in their communication by another person
Auslan
A sign language
Citizen Advocacy
A program for matching volunteers as advocates to people with disability
Communication board
A board, usually with letters and words or pictures, which can be used by someone with no speech
Communication book
A book kept by an individual listing the gestures and signs that person uses to communication
CAT team
risis Assistance and Treatment team to treat emergency psychiatric cases
IPP
Individual Program Plan: funding allocated to people with disability for their support needs
LRA
Least restrictive alternative
Makaton
A sign language
Self advocacy
People with disability working towards obtaining their own rights
AAA
Aged Care Association Australia
ACAT
Aged Care Assessment Team
DSP
Disability Support Pension
EPA
Enduring Power of Attorney
GP
General Practitioner
HACC
Home and Community Care
NDS
National Disability Services
PCA
Personal Care Assistant
POA
Power of Attorney