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




START Services

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]


NC START East Program Becomes Second Certified START Program in the U.S. (March, 2015 -MORE

2nd Annual ArkSTART Conference Registration Now Open (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 -
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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

Improved Expertise

"START has offered me the chance to help individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health diagnosis. The dynamic training and creative insight of the START model has helped us effectively support people with dual diagnosis and their families. I’ve found that we will need to continue to learn and grow as new and exciting discoveries are happening all the time in this evolving area of expertise."  ~ NH START Coordinator