Employment Resource Guide

Alphabet Soup

Acronyms of Employment and Vocational Services

ACT AIDS Connecticut
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADAP AIDS Drug Assistance Program
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADE Adult Basic Education
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL Activities of Daily Living
AETC AIDS Education and Training Centers
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
ART Anti-Retroviral Therapy
ARV Anti-Retroviral
ASO AIDS Service Organization
AT Assistive Technology
BESB Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
BRS Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
BRTA/LRTA Business Responds to AIDS/Labor Responds to AIDS
CAP Client Assistance Program
CBO Community Based Organization
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDHI Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
CRC Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
CRPs Community Rehabilitation Programs
CTWorks Connecticut Works
CWP Capital Workforce Partners
DAS Department of Administrative Services
DD Developmental Disability
DDS Department of Developmental Services
DMHAS Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
DOE Department of Education
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DORS Department of Rehabilitation Services
DOT Dictionary of Occupational Titles
DPH Department of Public Health
DSS Department of Social Services
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EN Employment Network
EPE Extended Period of Eligibility
ETA Employment and Training Administration
FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act
FTE Full-Time Equivalent
GED General Equivalency Diploma
GSE Group Supported Employment
HAART Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy
HCV Hepatitus C Virus
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HOPWA Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
IDA Individual Development Accounts
IDU Injection Drug User
ILC Independent Living Center
IRWE Impairment Related Work Expense
ITA Individual Training Accounts
IV Intravenous
JAN Job Accommodation Network
JSS Job Seeking Skills
LD Learning Disability
LEP Limited English Proficiency
LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
LGBTQ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning
LMI Labor Market Information
MI Mental Illness
MPTN Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
MSFW Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker
MSM Men who have Sex with Men
NHAS National HIV/AIDS Strategy
NIDRR National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NWPC National Working Positive Coalition
O*NET Occupational Information Network
OCR Office of Civil Rights
ODEP Office of Disability Employment Policy
OJT On-the-Job Training
ONAP Office of National AIDS Policy
OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act
OT Occupational Therapy
P&A Protection and Advocacy
PASS Plan for Achieving Self-Support
PLWHA People Living with HIV/AIDS
PT Physical Therapy
PTJ People to Jobs
Rehab Act Rehabilitation Act
RSA Rehabilitation Services Administration
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SEI Supported Employment (Individual)
SGA Substantial Gainful Activity
SSA Social Security Administration
SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI Supplemental Security Income
SSN Social Security Number
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
TA Technical Assistance
TACE Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Centers
TB Tuberculosis
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TEP Transitional Employment Programs
TTWWIIA Ticket To Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act
TTY Teletypewriter
TWP Trial Work Period
UI Unemployment Insurance
VA Veteran's Administration
VOC-ED Vocational Education
VR Vocational Rehabilitation
VRC Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
WIA Workforce Investment Act of 1998
WIB Workforce Investment Board
WOTC Work Opportunity Tax Credit