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: START Model Overview Video

New Video Resource: Family Professional Collaboration

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

Center Director Dr. Joan Beasley Presents at a Free AUCD Webinar on Jan. 21 on Positive Supports and Cross Systems Crisis Planning [January, 2015 - Register HERE

Celebrating the Work of Dr. Gardner:
Explore his 2013 training on
Features Influencing
Aggression and Related



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

Expert Education & Training

"To be educated and supported by some of the most highly regarded doctor’s and clinicians in the world in the dual diagnosis arena is priceless.  My hope is that I can continue to learn from my educators and share my developing knowledge with as many people as possible so we can impact as many communities as possible." ~ NH START Coordinator