Expert training on mental health aspects of IDD

START professional development trainings are evidence-informed and based on the foundation of START principles and approaches. Trainings are regularly reviewed, evaluated, and revised to ensure that methods, pratices, and tools are valid and reliable.

MHIDD Mobile Crisis Response Webinar Training Course

The MHIDD Mobile Crisis Response Training Course is a 6-session webinar for mobile crisis responders who support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health needs (MHIDD). The course teaches best practices in crisis assessment, response, and disposition recommendations and is highly recommended for the following providers: Mobile Crisis Responders, Clinicians & Supervisors, Mental Health and/or IDD Case Managers /Service Coordinators, and Emergency Services Clinicians. Learn more and register for this training course.

MHIDD Course for Care Coordinators & Case Managers

This 6-week online course is designed to improve knowledge for care coordinators and case managers to successfully support children and adults with IDD and mental health service needs and their families. Speakers will include family members and people with lived experiences along with experts in the field. Dr. Joan B. Beasley will demonstrate how the information provided can be applied to improve the ability of care coordinators/case managers to identify service and support needs, and monitor outcomes for individuals and their families. Learn more and register for this course.

START National Training Institute

The START National Training Institute (SNTI) is an annual in-person training event that brings together hundreds of START team members, self advocates, families, and national & international leaders in the field of MH/IDD to share expertise, tools, and best practices. The training spans two and a half days and features keynote addresses, panel discussions, breakout sessions, a judged research poster session & professional networking event, and other special events & presentations. Due to the spring 2020 stay-at-home orders, the SNTI was held virtually and recorded - view the 2020 START National Training Institute program.

START National Online Training Series

This annual, web-based series is designed to provide innovative and topic-focused training to START team members and their local community partners. Pre-recorded trainings are released once a month from September to April.  UNH CEUs are provided free of charge. The 2020-2010 series schedule will be released in August 2020.