1:1 – Ratio of one staff with one client
ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
ADL – Activities of Daily Living
APP – Applied Positive Programming – A training technique that uses a positive approach to teach skills.
BCI – Berkeley Citizens, Inc.
BI – Berkeley Industries – Day program providing work opportunities and daily living activities for adults.
BSP – Behavior Support Plan
CTH I – Community Training Homes I – A family under contract with BCI who agrees to provide a home-like atmosphere and care for a non-related person with a disability.
CTH II – Community Training Homes II – A home in the community for three to four residents who need 24-hour care and supervision by agency staff seven days a week.
DDSN – Department of Disabilities and Special Needs – Same as SCDDSN
DHEC – Department of Health and Environmental Control
DOL – Department of Labor (Federal)
EI – Early Intervention – Staff providing case management and early childhood skills training to caregivers of children birth to 5 years of age.
HASCI – Head and Spinal Cord Injury
ICF/ID – Intermediate Care Facilities for the Intellectually Disabled – A home for eight adult residents with a 24-hour shift staff.
ID – Intellectual Disability
ID/RD – Intellectually Disabled/Related Disabilities
IFSP – Individual Family Service Plan – A plan developed for children birth to 3 years that outlines the actions necessary to address weaknesses.
P & A – Protection and Advocacy
PCP – Person Centered Planning – Designing a service plan using a team approach of family, friends, peers, staff, etc., based on the abilities, desires and goals of the individual and encouraging choice in how needs are met.
POS – Plan of Service – The results of the annual plan meeting that outlines the service needs of the consumer.
QDIP – Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional
SCDDSN – South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs – State agency that contracts with BCI to serve clients.