Alamo Head Injury Association

Glossary of Acronyms

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This resource guide is not endorsed by any particular agency or organization. It is edited and maintained by the Alamo Head Injury Association. The purpose of this site is to provide assistance and information to brain injury survivors and their families.

A brain injury survivor and family may experience many changes and needs as a result of the crisis. This site has been created in general terms, and is not intended to provide all the answers but rather to be only a guide to available assistance. Since head Injury effects are different with every individual, the resources and services listed here may not apply to everyone.

Finally, this resource guide is not intended in any way to be a substitute for the services of legal counsel, nor is it a recommendation of services provided by the named organizations.

Below is a list of abbreviations/acronyms you might encounter

BIAA Brain Injury Association of America
CAMP Children's Association for Maximum Potential
CAP Client Assistance Program
CRS Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services
CSHCN Children with Special Health Care Needs
DADS Department of Aging and Disability
DARS Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
DHS Department of Human Services
HHSC Health and Human Services Commission
ECI Early Childhood Intervention
IEP Individualized Education Plan
IL Independent Living
MDCP Medically Dependent Children Program
SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI Social Security Income
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
VR Vocation Rehabilitation