New York At a Glance
The START program in New York is currently implemented in these areas:
NY START Region 1 (Buffalo/Rochester area)- The ARC of Chemung
NY START Region 3 (Albany, Taconic and Hudson Valley area) - Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
Counties to be added in 2017:
Region 2 (Central New York, Broome & Sumount)
Region 5 (Long Island)
NY START will increase the community capacity to provide an integrated response to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs, as well as their families and those who provide support. This will occur through cross systems relationships, training, education, and crisis prevention and response in order to enhance opportunities for healthy, successful and richer lives.