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Community Engagement

On top of I/DD acronyms, we use several terms that sound a bit foreign to you—self-advocate, service provider, advisory group. In this handy guide, you will find acronyms and terms frequently used by our community engagement team.

The Community Engagement Department at DP creates and facilitates connections to engage the broader community in supporting our families. We do this by building mutually beneficial relationships with individuals and organizations within the community to increase resources for people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD).

Local Agencies

We know how complex the I/DD system can be. From HCPF to CCB to PASA, it can seem like an endless list of agencies and acronyms. To assist with this, we’ve written down all the terms and letters frequently used to describe agencies that serve people with I/DD and their families.  We hope this guide will help you understand who is who and what is what. Still, have questions? Reach out to us on our Community Line at 303-858-2255.