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START stands for Systemic, Therapeutic Assessment, Resources, and Treatment. The Center for START Services is a national initiative that strengthens efficiencies and service outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and mental health needs in the community. For more information about START, please explore the About Us section.

The Center for START Services provides a comprehensive array of services that strengthen efficiencies and service outcomes for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health needs in the community. For information about the services offered through The Center for START Services, please visit the START Services section.

Individuals, families, communities, and states experience many positive benefits when they implement the START model. For more information, please visit the START Effect page.

The START model has been implemented in many states across the United States. Explore our START Model Map for current states participating in START services.

Please explore our Community Resources section for suggested readings and resources.