Sunday, January 20, 2013

Service Animal Acronyms

Popular Abbreviations Related To Service Animals

ACAA: Air Carrier Access Act. Requires disabled people to fly with their service dogs
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
AKC: American Kennel Club
ALF: Assisted Living Facility
ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder (previously also called Asperger’s)
ASL: American Sign Language
ATTS: American Temperament Test Society

BAER: Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response

CD: Companion Dog, AKC's novice obedience title
CERF: Canine Eye Registration Foundation
CGC: Canine Good Citizen program/test from the AKC
CGN: Canine Good Neighbor program/test from the Canadian Kennel Club
CKC: Canadian Kennel Club
CP: Cerebral palsy
CT: Click Treat: clicker dog training

DOJ: Department Of Justice (USA)
DOT: Department of Transportation: air travel issues in the USA

EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (workplace access complaints)
ES or ESA: Emotional Support Animal

FHA: Fair Housing Act
FHAA: Fair Housing Amendments Act (added new protected classes, including PWDs)

GDB: Guide Dogs for the Blind
GEB: Guiding Eyes for the Blind
GSD: German Shepherd Dog

HA: Hearing aid
HOH: hard of hearing
HRC: Human Rights Commission

IAADP: International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

MI: Mental illness
MS: Multiple Sclerosis
MWD: Military War Dog

P-: negative punishment
P+: positive punishment
PAT: Public Access Test
PCCM: Primary Care Case Management
PCP: Primary Care Physician
PDPC: Pet Door Paw Cleaner.  Uses pet psychology for pets to clean paws before entering.
PL: Public Law
PSD: Psychiatric Service Dog
PT: physical therapy
PWD: Person with a Disability or less often used for Portuguese Water Dog

R-: negative reinforcement
R+: positive reinforcement

SA: Service Animal
SAI: Service Animal Institute
SD: Service Dog. A type of service animal.
SDID: Service Dog - Invisible Disability
SDIT: Service Dog In Training
SL: Sign Language
SPD: Sensory Processing disorder

TAB: Temporarily Able Bodied (the non-disabled)
TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury
TS: Tourette Syndrome
TSA: Transportation Safety Administration

UKC: United Kennel Club

VI: Visually impaired

WC: Wheelchair

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