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ICAN – Involved Consumer Action Network in Pennsylvania

ICF – Intermediate Care Facility (AAA Program)

ICM – Intensive Case Management

ICSP – Integrated Children Service Planning

ICU – Intensive Care Unit

ICWA – Indian Child Welfare Act (Federal)

ID – Insurance Department

IFA – Individual Function Assessment

IFSP – Individualized Family Service Plan (Early Intervention)

ILC – Independent Living Center

ILP – Independent Living Program

IMD – Institutions for Mental Disease

Inclusion – An educational option for students with disabilities to be educated in a regular classroom in their neighborhood school with all necessary supports provided so that the student can participate fully.

Independent Living Services – Support for a young person living on his or her own. Services teach youth how to handle financial, medical, housing, transportation, and other daily living needs, as well as how to get along with others.

Individualized Education Plan (IEP) – Written education plan for individual learners including action plan, goals and objectives, and timetable. Usually developed jointly by educators, counselors, and learners. Individualized employment plans will be available through the CareerLink system to enable individuals to plan a career path.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – The 1997 Act, signed into law by President Clinton, aims to strengthen academic expectations and accountability for the nation’s 5.4 million children with disabilities, and bridge the gap that has too often existed between what those children learn and the regular curriculum.

Inpatient – A person who has been admitted at least overnight to a hospital or other health care facility, which is therefore responsible for his room and board, for the propose of receiving diagnostic treatment of other health services.

Intake, Assessment and Service Planning – Comprehensive assessment and referral services for individuals experiencing serious mental health problems.

Intellectual Disability – Significantly sub average intellectual functioning present from birth or early infancy, causing limitations in the ability to conduct normal activities of daily living. Intellectual Disabilities can be genetic or the result of a disorder that interferes with brain development.

Intensive Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Services – Intensive individual, group, or family counseling delivered by a therapist who works on the identified substance abuse concerns. Treatment ranges from 6 to 10 hours weekly.

Intensive services – Refers to services available through the CareerLink system for individuals and employers. Intensive services are available to adults and dislocated workers who are unemployed or underemployed and include comprehensive assessment, individual employment/education plan, group counseling, individual career planning, and case management.

IOC – Involuntary Outpatient Commitment

IP – Inpatient

ISP – Individualized Service Plan

ITP – Individual Treatment Plan (MGH/MR Plan)

IU – Intermediate Unit (Department of Education)