This page provides information regarding the US outbreak of COVID-19 from multiple validated and diverse resources in one central location. When everyone has access to information, a common understanding is established, offering opportunities for positive outcomes. In an effort to improve access to resources, CSS staff will continue to update this resource page in the coming days and weeks.
"Thanks again for advocating on behalf of Mary. It is difficult for us to convey how deeply humbled and grateful we are by your advocacy and action on behalf of Mary and others who have no voice in our society. The willingness to allocate significant and scarce resources is appreciated by this family on behalf of our daughter whose diagnosis creates so many difficulties in her life."
- Parents of individual receiving START Services in Iowa
The START (Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources, and Treatment) tertiary care model is a systems linkage approach to effective services and supports for people diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health conditions. This comprehensive, evidence-informed model optimizes independence, wellness, and community living.