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Common abbreviations

ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder

DX- Diagnosis 

PECS - Picture Exchange Communication System

ADOS - Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 

DSMV - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition

AAC - Augmentative and Alternative Communication 

EI - Early Intervention 

DCA - Domiciliary Care Allowance 

ICTC - Incapacitated Child Tax Credit

SLT - Speech and Language Therapy 

OT - Occupational Therapy 

AON - Assessment of Need 

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder

PDA - Pathological Demand Avoidance

HL - Hyperlexia

SNA - Special Needs Assistant 

SEN - Special Educational Needs

AIM - Access and Inclusion Model 

NEPS - National Educational Psychological Service

IEP - Individual Education Plan

SENO - Special Educational Needs Officer

NCSE - National Council for Special Education

NT - Neurotypical 

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