A New Website for the Center for START Services

February 15, 2016

Center for START services website

We are pleased to announce the new and improved Center for START Services website.

“As the Center for START Services continues to expand its reach at a rapid pace, our needs for a website have changed as well,” explains Linda Bimbo, START’s Director of Program Operations. “This new site will highlight the successes of the Center and provide more in depth information to prospective programs.”

Visitors to the site can read case studies, identify START programs across the United States, and explore videos, reports, and other resources to better meet the needs of individuals with IDD and mental health needs.

If you’re looking for a more intensive introduction to the START program model, there is still time to register for the 2016 START National Training Institute in Atlanta, GA, March 14th – 16th. The training institute, called “It Takes a Village – The Value of Community Networks,” will feature a number of nationally-recognized keynote speakers, presenters from the START network, networking opportunities, interactive sessions, and panel discussions. You can learn more about the National Training Institute on at www.centerforstartservices.org/2016conference.

The Center for START Services was founded in 2009 at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire to respond to a nationwide demand to develop START services and provide technical support, education, and guidelines to ensure model fidelity. It aims to improve the lives of persons with IDD and behavioral health needs and of their families. The START model features exemplary services and supports that emphasize local, person-centered, positive, multidisciplinary, cost-effective, and evidence-informed practices. For information, visit www.centerforstartservices.org.