Jill Hinton, PhD

Clinical Director, Center for START Services


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • B.S., Psychology, North Carolina State University

Professional Background

Jill Hinton, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with people with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and mental illness. Her experience with The Arc of NC, Autism Society of NC, EastersealsUCP and the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities includes direct clinical work, organizational leadership, clinical consultation, and policy work.

As the Clinical Director of The Center for START Services, Dr. Hinton provides consultation and training to START teams across the country and facilitates a monthly practice group for START Clinical Directors. She currently serves as Project Manager for New York START and California START where she supports development and implementation. Through the Clinical Director Practice Group, she leads discussion on emerging and best practices and how they relate to the START model. She is co-chair of the AUCD MHIDD SIG which seeks to enhance understanding of mental health in IDD and promote best practice. Areas of particular interest include Autism Spectrum Disorder and trauma in IDD.


START is a research-based model of services and supports for individuals with an intellectual/developmental disability (IDD) ages six and older who also have a mental health (MH) diagnosis or behavioral health needs.

Jill Hinton
Curriculum Vitae: 
Institute on Disability
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Concord, NH 03824