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Acronyms & Abbreviations Common on BPN

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ADD or ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (see this page)
Anon Anonymous (posting to BPN anonymously)
AP Advanced Placement high school class, for example "AP Geometry"
AS or ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder (see this page)
BFF Best Friend [Forever]
BHS Berkeley High School
BTDT Been There, Done That
BUSD Berkeley Unified School District
CIO Cry It Out (sleep training technique)
Co-op Co-operative Preschool/School - parent participation required
CPS Child Protective Services
DD Darling Daughter
DH Darling Husband
DS Darling Son
EC Elimination Communication (see this page)
ER Emergency Room
GP General Practitioner (family or primary doctor)
IEP Individualized Education Plan (see this page)
IMO In My Opinion (IMHO=In My Humble Opinion)
ISO In Search Of
IVF In Vitro Fertilization
K Kindergarten
K-8 Kindergarten through 8th Grade (or K-5, K-12, etc.)
LDR Long Distance Relationship
LO Little One (child)
MD Medical Doctor
MFT Marriage and Family Therapist
mo month, as in "5mo" = 5 month old
NT Neuro-Typical (Non-Autistic Person)
OB/GYN Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OP Original Poster (the person who posted the original question)
OUSD Oakland Unified School District
PCP Primary Care Provider (family doctor; GP)
PG Pregnant. Also, Profoundly Gifted
SAHD Stay at Home Dad
SAHM Stay at Home Mom
SFO San Francisco International Airport
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
UCB University of California, Berkeley
UCSF University of California, San Francisco (especially UCSF Medical Center)
VBAC Vaginal Birth after a Cesarean (see this page)
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary (you might get different results)
YO Year Old, as in "5yo" = 5 Year Old

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