Educational Resources Acronyms

Understanding the acronyms
Health care providers often use a short-hand language of abbreviations to discuss symptoms, a diagnosis, a program, agency or modality of care. We hope you find the following list of acronyms and their meanings helpful as you learn about our programs and services.

Behavioral health diagnoses:

ADD Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AIDS Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AS Asperger's Disorder

ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder

CP Cerebral Palsy

DD Developmental Disability or Developmental Delay

LD Learning Disability

PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDD-NOS Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified

OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

SLD Specific Learning Disability


Kennebec Behavioral Health programs, services and often-used terms:

AC, ACC, ACCTR Access Center

ACT Assertive Community Treatment

APA American Psychiatric Association

APS Adult Protective Services

Admin KBH Administration

AH Augusta Housing (housing)

AMHS Adult Mental Health Services

AMT Administration Management Team

BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst

BHP Behavioral Health Professional

BRAP Bridging Rental Assistance Program

CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

CBHS Children's Behavioral Health Services

CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CC Capitol Clubhouse

CI Community Integration

CCM Child Case Management (same as CTCM)

CMHC Community Mental Health Center

CSP Community Support Program

CSP Crisis Services Provider

CTCM Child Targeted Case Management (same as CCM)

CW Child Welfare

DDXCS Dual Diagnosis Community Support Services

DSM Diagnostic Statistical Manual

EMT Executive Management Team

EN 17 Enhanced Section 17 Service

FDC Family Drug Court

FBH 17 Family Behavioral Health (Section 17, MaineCare)

FBHVS Family Behavioral Health & Visitation Services

HB Home Based (now called MST)

HH High Hopes Clubhouse

ICCD International Center for Clubhouse Development

IH Independent Housing

ICM Intensive Case Management

ISP Individual Service Plan

IT / IS Information Technology / Information Systems

JSL Juvenile Shoplifting

KBH Kennebec Behavioral Health

KMHA Kennebec Mental Health Associates

KMHAF KMHA Foundation


KVMHC Kennebec Valley Mental Health Center

MAMHS Maine Association of Mental Health Services

MASAP Maine Association of Substance Abuse Providers

MANP Maine Association of Nonprofits

MC or MCA Med Clinic - Adult

MCC Med Clinic - Child

MEHAF Maine Health Access Foundation

MECMS Maine Claims Management System

MHRT/C Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician / Community

MIHMS Maine Integrated Health Management Solution (the new MECMS)

MIS Management Information Systems

MST Multisystemic Therapy

NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI-Maine National Alliance on Mental Illness, Maine Chapter

NIMH National Institute of Mental Health

OP or OPA Outpatient - Adult

OPC Outpatient - Child

OQ Outcome Questionnaire

PCCM Primary Care Case Management

PDL Preferred Drug List

PNMI Private Non-medical Institutions (residential)

PSP Primary Service Provider

RCF Residential Care Facility

RR Rental Registry

SA Substance Abuse

SADDC Substance Abuse Dual Diagnosis - Child

SADDX Substance Abuse Dual Diagnosis - Adult

SAOSA Substance Abuse - Office of Substance Abuse Grant

SB School Based

SH Supported Housing

SS Support Staff

SMT Senior Management Team

TCM Targeted Case Management

TE Transitional Employment

VR Vocational Rehabilitation

VIS Visitation Center

VV Valley View (housing)

WP Wilson Place (housing)


Laws relevant to the services we provide:
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity Act

EHA Education for All Handicapped Children Act

EPSDT Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment

FAPE Free and Appropriate Public Education Act

FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

HIPPA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

IASA Improving America's Schools Act

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IDEIA Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

LD Legislative Document

MHRA Maine Human Rights Act

MRSA Maine Revised Statues Annotated

TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families


Organizations and State of Maine agencies:
ASO Administrative Service Organization (Maine's organization is APS Healthcare, which manages all of the behavioral health service requests.)

ASM Autism Society of Maine

CBHS Children's Behavioral Health Services

CDS Child Development Services

DDC Developmental Disability Council

DHHS Department of Health and Human Services

DOC Department of Corrections

DOE Department of Education

DOJ Department of Justice

DOL Department of Labor

DRC Disability Rights Center

GEAR Parent Network Gaining Empowerment Allows Results

HCT Home and Community Treatment

LDA Learning Disabilities Association

MACED Maine Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities

MACP Maine Association of Community Service Providers

MADSEC Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities

MCDC Maine Center for Disease, Control and Prevention

MDOE Maine Department of Education

MPF Maine Parent Federation

MSHA Maine State Housing Association

MSN Maine Support Network

MTN Maine Transition Network

NEIAS New England Institute of Addiction Studies

OACPC Office of Adults with Cognitive and Physical Disabilities

OMS Office of MaineCare Services