Information for Host Sites

Thank you for being a host site for the Center for START Services National Online Training Series! We appreciate your commitment to improving the lives of individuals with intellectual/development disabilities with co-occurring mental health issues in your community. This page outlines the responsibilities and requirements of all National Online Training Series host sites.

An Introduction to NOTS

  • The National Online Training Series (NOTS) is a monthly training series produced by the Center for START Services. All topics are directly related to intellectual/developmental disability (IDD) and behavioral health.

  • Participation is extended by invite-only to valued community partners

  • Trainings are pre-recorded and released on the 3rd Friday of each month from September through April (excluding December)

  • Training videos are hosted online at

  • Training videos are approximately 1 hour long

  • A link to the training video is emailed to each invited host site by 10:00 am on the morning of each release date

  • Technical support is provided by the Center for START Services from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm on the day of each release date

2017-18 Series Dates

Presenters and topics  are still being finalized

  • Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Friday, April 20, 2018

All presentations to air between 12-2pm EST

Host Site Equipment Requirements

In order to provide a professional, high quality training experience, host sites are need the following equipment:

Host site requirements

1) A computer wired to high-speed internet
In addition to connecting to the internet directly through a router, we highly advise all host sites to take additional steps to ensure high quality video


2) An LCD projector and screen
Test your computer's connection to the LCD projector at least a day before the scheduled training


3) Quality audio capabilities
Most host sites will need to use an external speaker/set. Test your speakers to make sure sound can be heard from the farthest place in the room where someone may be sitting. Adjust speaker volume and computer volume to prevent distortion.

Test This Video!

Prior to the scheduled release date, click on the link below to test your audio and internet connection. Make sure you test this video on the computer and network that you plan to view the training on. This would also be a great opportunity to test your LCD projector and audio equipment!
Password: Start1

If you can see and hear the video above clearly, without any playback or audio issues, you should be ready to view the training series videos!

If you experience any problems seeing OR hearing the video below, please read "How to Improve Video Quality"

Host Site Responsibilities

BEFORE Training

  • TEST Vimeo Video on the computer and network you plan to use, in the room where you are hosting. You also need to test your other AV equipment.
  • Print Handouts: Each host will receive an email the day before each training with a handout attachment. Check your junk folder... emails with attatchments are sometimes flagged as "spam". 
  • Print Training Review Guide: This guide was also attatched to the email referenced above. The Review Guide includes helpful instructions for post-training discussion topics, critical ideas, standard questions, and multiple choice questions.
  • Print Evaluation Surveys: Help us in our continued effort to provide the best training possible by encouraging all attendees to fill out an evaluation survey. Please print enough suveys for all anticipated attendees. Print Friendly Training Survey
  • Print Attendance Sheet: If you plan to have more than 15 people, you may want more than one sheet.  Print Friendly Attendance Sheet

DAY OF Training

  • Hosts will receive an email from our support staff by 10:00 am EST on the morning of each training with a link to the video.
  • Take Attendance: Please ask all those in attendance to provide their name and email address on the printed Attendance Sheet. The best ways to ensure all attendee names are recorded is to pass around the attendance sheet or put the attendance sheet prominently on a table where attendees enter the training room. If any attendees would like to receive CEUs for the training, please make sure they know to indicate "YES" on the Attendance Sheet.
  • Pass out Handouts
  • Pass out Evaluation Surveys

AFTER Training


  • Conduct a Group Discussion with all attendees using the Training Review Guide provided by our support staff. 
  • Collect Evaluation Surveys
  • Send all Evaluations and Attendance Sheet to Shannon Wedge. You can PDF Scan and email to to Shannon Wedge at or fax to (603)228-3270

Certificates of Attendance

2016 - 2017 Series


2015 - 2016 Series

2014 - 2015 Series

2013 - 2014 Series


Host Site FAQs

What is a host site?

A "host site" is a place where START Team members and community partners gather together to view and discuss trainings offered through the National Online Training Series. 

How can my organization become a host site?

If you would like to learn how to become a host site, please contact with details about your program and location. Host sites are typically only available in US states with a START Program or Professional Learning Community (PLC). To view a list of active START programs, click here.

What requirements are needed to be a host site?

Host sites are required to use the equipment listed below to assure high quality viewing. In addition to providing equipment, host sites should appoint one or two individuals to test all internet and equipment connections prior to the scheduled date of training.

Required Equipment:

  • High-speed internet connection

  • LCD projector and screen

  • High quality audio capabilities