ADI-R Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised

ADOS-G Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Generic

ARC Autism Resource Centre

ASC Autism Spectrum Condition

ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASN Additional Support Needs

ASNTS Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland

AQ Autism-Spectrum Quotient

CGST Clinical Governance Support Team

CHP Community Health Partnerships

CLDT Community Learning Disability Teams

CPD Continuous Professional Development

DISCO Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders

DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

e-SAY electronic database for collecting annual statistics on people with learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders

EQ Empathising Quotient

FAST Fife Autism Spectrum Teams

FAOA Fife Action on Autism

GIRFEC Getting it right for every child

HIS Healthcare Improvement Scotland

HMIC Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

HMIE Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education

ICD International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems

IRF Integrated Resource Framework

KADI Krug Aspergers Disorder Index

LD Learning Disability

LAC Local Area Coordination

MRC Medical Research Council

NAS National Autistic Society

NCAS National Centre for Autism Studies

NES NHS Education for Scotland

NICE National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

NHS National Health Service

NHS QIS NHS Quality Improvement Service

PiPs Partnership in Practice agreements

PHAD People with High-functioning Autistic Disorders

PDA Professional Development Award

PHIS Public Health Institute of Scotland

PVG Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme

RASDCS Regional ASD Consultancy Service

RLDS Renfrewshire Learning Disabilities Services

RSL Registered Social Landlords

SAY The same as you?

SAYIG The same as you? Implementation Group

SCIE Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCLD Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability

SCSWIS Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

SCQ Social Communication Questionnaire

SCQF Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

SEAT MCN South East and Tayside Learning Disabilities Managed Care Network

SIGN Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network

SOA Single Outcome Agreement

SQF Scottish Qualifications Framework

SSSC Scottish Social Services Council

SVQ Scottish Vocational Qualifications

SWIA Social Work Inspection Agency

SQ Systemising Quotient

WASP West Fife Autism Spectrum Pilot

3di Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview