Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Fort Worth, Texas Texas START – Tarrant demonstrated a thorough understanding of the tertiary care model and embrace a positive psychology, strength-based approach to all of their work as a START team. It was a delight to see their progress Read More
Picture of the Arkansas Team Members
Thursday, May 3, 2018
The Center for START Services is pleased to announce that the ArkSTART program has earned their 2-Year Lifespan Clinical Team Program Certification. This team has demonstrated persistence and commitment to the START model and serving people and Read More
Friday, March 9, 2018
Elizabeth Wise, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Geriatric Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, and Calliope Holingue, MPH, PhD Candidate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health & START Research Committee member, recently received funding from Read More
Virginia START Team
Friday, November 17, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Virginia START became a certified program this week. "This team met many challenges to achieve their two year certification as Virginia START, and they not only met requirements but created innovation we can Read More
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Dr. Joan Beasley has been invited by AUCD to participate on the advisory board for project called Building a national partnership to identify the mental health priorities of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (YA with I/DD Read More
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
On October 3rd, a group of eight social workers from South Korea met with Beth Grosso and Bob Scholz from the Center for START Services at our office in Concord, NH to learn about the START Program. The group is part of a large initiative " Read More
Long Island, New York START Program Team Photo
Friday, August 4, 2017
Last week, the NY START Long Island team and Center for START Services Project Facilitators (Dr. Jill Hinton, Dr. Joan Beasley, and Robert Scholz) met together in Old Bethpage, NY for a two-day introductory forum to get to know each- Read More
Hawaii PLC
Friday, July 14, 2017
Dr. Karen Weigle presents in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 30, 2017 On June 30, 2017, Hawaii's START Professional Learning Community (PLC) concluded after a two day in-person training in Honolulu with Dr. Karen Weigle, Associate Read More
Tarrant County START Certification Group Picture
Thursday, June 22, 2017
  Today Tarrant County START (Texas) became a Certified Lifespan Program. The perseverance, dedication, and commitment demonstrated by the Tarrant County START team exemplifies the mission and values of START. Congratulations to the Read More
ArkSTART director Whitney Emerson receives certificate during START program certification ceremony
Thursday, May 11, 2017
  Today was an exciting day in Arkansas. Great to see that senior state officials are supportive of the program. Congratulations ArkSTART on becoming a Certified START Clinical Team.       Whitney Emerson, Read More
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  "The El Paso START team achieved Clinical Program Certification last week on 2/23/17, just three years after the team’s formation. The team is funded through 1115 waiver and has quickly become well-established in their local Read More
Friday, October 14, 2016
New Agreement Will Secure Services for NC Children with Complex Behavioral Health Needs RALEIGH, October 14, 2016—Hundreds of children in North Carolina with complex needs—a developmental or intellectual disability plus a mental Read More
Friday, October 7, 2016
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently cited the Center for START Services as a resource in their "Monthly Minute" newsletter. The September newsletter focused on co-occurring developmental and Read More
Friday, July 15, 2016
New York State OPWDD was invited to participate in a recent roundtable workshop sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) Institute of Medicine to showcase START as a best practice. The Workshop, entitled People Read More
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The newly released 3rd edition of Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan features a chapter entitled, "Diagnostic, Treatment and Service Considerations to Address Challenging Behavior: A Read More
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Dr. Joan Beasley, Director of the Center for START Services, will be presenting on START at this year's IAC (Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies) Conference: Navigating a Sea of Change, June 9th-10th, 2016 at the CUNY Read More
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Dr Leslie Rubin, a trainer and consultant for the national START Network, receives the Georgia Autism Achievement Award for his work in clinical practice, training and advocacy related to autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Read Read More
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Public Health Minute (PHM) is hosted by Dr. William Latimer, Professor and Dean at The Lehman College of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing at The City University of New York (CUNY). It is co-sponsored by the Lehman School of Health Read More
Monday, August 24, 2015
Luke Kalb, a Ph.D. student from Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, recently received the National Institute of Health’s Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Read More
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Center for START Services is pleased to announce that NC START West has become a Certified START Program in the United States. START Program Certification demonstrates that the Program has maintained fidelity to the mission and values of START. Read More
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The Center for START Services is pleased to announce that NC START East is the second Certified START Program in the United States. START Program Certification demonstrates that the Program has maintained fidelity to the mission and values of START Read More
Thursday, March 5, 2015
This morning, our own Dr. Joan Beasley joined NHPR’s The Exchange program on the topic of assessment of New Hampshire's support system for individuals with disabilities. We received the following comment minutes after the broadcast aired Read More
Monday, February 16, 2015
Dan Habib’s short documentary film "Keeping Families Together" tells the stories of two families whose lives have been transformed with help from ArkSTART and its partner organizations. Watch the film here: https://www. Read More
Thursday, January 15, 2015
START Program Certification demonstrates that the Program has maintained fidelity to the mission and values of START. This has been verified through the use and mastery of evidence informed positive practices and systems linkage approaches. The Read More