AC - Autistics and Cousins
ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADVISE - (definition requested)
AFK  - away from keys
AKA  - also known as
ANI - Autism Network International
ANI-L - The listserv (mailing list) for Autism Network International
APD - Auditory Processing Disorder
AS - Asperger's Syndrome
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
ASA - Autism Society of America
ASAP - as soon as possible
ASPIE - A person with Asperger's Syndrome
BAK  - back at keys
BBL  - be back later
BCNU - be seein' you
BOCES - Board of Cooperative Educational Services
BRB  - be right back
BTW - by the way
COUSIN - Someone who has some autistic-spectrum characteristics to the
extent that he/she can identify with autistic folks even if notformally
CSE - Committee for Special Education
DD - Development Disorder
DH - Developmentally Handicapped
DSM - Diagnostic Statistical Manual
DSMR - Diagnostic Statistical Manual (Revised)
DX - Diagnosis
ECT - ElectroConvulsive Therapy (electroshock)
ED - Emotionally Disturbed
EEG - ElectroEncephaloGram
EKG - ElectroCardioGram
ESD - ??? School District
FADD - Feline Attention Deficit Disorder -- High-dysfunctioning autistic
cat can't get enough attention
FAS - (definition requested)
FBO - Fuzzy Box Office (feline home entertainment system)
FNS - Fuzzy Neuron Syndrome
FUBAR - fouled up beyond all recognition
FWIW - for what it's worth
GR&D - grinning, running and ducking
HFA - High Functioning Autism
IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IEP - Individual Education Plan
IFLACA - I Feel Like A Complete Ass  (used as an apology)
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IMHO - in my humble opinion
IMMV - Individual Mileage May Vary (your experiences might be different)
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO - in my opinion
InLv - Independent Living (support group)
IOW - In Other Words
IQ - Intelligence Quotient
IRCA - Indiana Resource Center for Autism
L8R  - later
LD - Learning Disability
LLD - Language-based Learning Disability
LMTO - laughing my tush off
LOL  - laughing out loud
LOLROF - Laugh Out Loud, Roll On Floor
LTNS - long time no see
LTNT - long time no type
M-D - Manic Depression (Bipolar depression)
M/F  - male or female (aka 'MORFING', as in "Oh no! I've been morfed!!")
MAAP - More Able Autistic Persons (Support group)
MDT - (definition requested)
MR - Mental Retardation, Mentally Retarded (IQ less than 70)
MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NBD - no big deal
NDA - Not Diagnosed with Anything
NICHCY - National Information Center for Children and Youth with
NOD - (definition requested)
NOS - Not of Specific Origin
NOS - Not Otherwise Specified, usually seen as PDD-NOS
NS - Noonan's Syndrome
NT - Neurologically Typical
OB - Obligatory
OB - Specific to
OCD - Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
ODD - Oppositional Defiant Disorder
ODM  - on de move
OIC - Oh, I see
OLM  - on line message
OT - Occupational Therapist
OT - Occupational Therapy
OTB  - off to bed
OTOH - on the other hand
OTW  - on the way
P&A - Protection & Advocacy
PAVE - (definition requested)
PDD - Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PDQ - pretty darn quick
PDR - Physician's Desk Reference
PET - Positron Emission Tomography
PITA - pain in the ass
PPL - People
PT - (?) Physical Therapist
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
RAO  - rolling all over
RBITB - Royal Pain in the Butt
RE   - again (Greetings, as in "re-hi")
ROFL - rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLMAO        ROFL My Arse Off
ROTF - rolling on the floor
S&LP - Speech and Language Pathologist
SBH - (?) Severe Behavior Handicap
SED - Severely Emotionally Disturbed
SLK - Severely Labeled Kid
TAN - Tangentially
TEACCH - Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication
TIA - thanks in advance
TOM - Theory of Mind
TS - Tourette's Syndrome
TTFN - ta ta for now
WHTM - what happened to me
WLCM - welcome
WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary  (meaning, individual experiences could be
YO - Year Old