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Expert Training in MH 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.

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. Learn more about the SNTI, May 4-6, 2020 in Austin, TX. 

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. View the 2019-2020 schedule.

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/developmental disability 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 about this training course.