Glossary

Glossary

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There are currently 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter A.
AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Devices or ways to communicate using technology or alternatives to speech.

ABA: Applied Behavior Analysis
A type of therapy most commonly used with young autistic children.

ACEs Adverse Childhood Experiences
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is the term used to describe all types of abuse, neglect, and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to people under the age of 18. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/acestudy/aboutace.html

ADRC Aging and Disability Resource Centers
The ADRC provides information on a broad range of programs and services, helps people understand the various long-term care options available to them, helps people apply for programs and benefits, and serves as the access point for publicly funded long-term care. https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/adrc/index.htm

ASL: American Sign Language

Other glossaries and definitions of terms are available at:

Medical Home Portal 

Wisconsin’s Department of Children and Families has a list of Acronyms and Definitions for Early Childhood here.

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