The Center For START Services Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Respite & Treatment




START Services

START is a nationally acclaimed model used throughout the U.S. to enhance the service system through active collaboration and services such as:

    Learn More (Password: Start1): START Model Overview Video

    New Video Resource (password is: Start1): Family Professional Collaboration

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    START - Driving Systemic Change


    The UNH/IOD Center for START (Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources, and Treatment) Services aims to improve the lives of persons with IDD and behavioral health needs and their families through fidelity to the START model with exemplary services and supports that emphasize local, person-centered, positive, multidisciplinary, cost-effective and evidence-informed practices.


    Learn more about the values that START incorporates into daily practice through decision-making, work contributions, and interpersonal interactions [MORE]


    Dr. Joan Beasley Joins NHPR's The Exchange radio program (Air date: March 5, 2015)

    Ark-START Success Stories Featured in New Film by Acclaimed Filmmaker Dan Habib [February, 2015 - Watch Now]

    NC START Central Program Begins First Certified START Program in the U.S. (January, 2015 - MORE



    Center for START Services
    Institute on Disability / UCED
    56 Old Suncook Rd., Suite 2
    Concord, NH 03301

    Phone: 603-228-2084
    Relay: 711
    Fax: 603-228-3270

    Institute on Disability

    The Center for START Services is a program of the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire

    Keeping Families Together

    "I thank the staff for their professionalism and kindness to our family, and I hope for everyone's continued support of this program that works to comfort the hurting and keeping families together!" ~ Family member who recently participated in Therapeutic Respite through the NC-START program