The Center for START Services provides a comprehensive array of services that strengthen efficiencies and service outcomes for individuals with intellectual /developmental disabilities and mental health needs in the community and their families. Driven by a person-centered approach in the context of the system of support, the START model offers proactive and clinically based consultation services to organizations across the nation such as:
Comprehensive Systems & Services Evaluation
The first step in accessing START services is to undergo a comprehensive systems and services evaluation. Led by experts on the START model, evaluations provide a comprehensive overview of the systems of care in a region or state and illustrate where efficiencies, linkages, community involvement, and resources may be enhanced to strengthen service outcomes for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families.
Training & Consultation
Expert training and consultation is offered through the Center for START Services in a variety of ways to START projects across the nation. From online meetings and trainings to in-person consultation, experts in the intellectual/developmental disability field lead trainings and consultation sessions to build capacity and strengthen systems of care for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families.
Technical Support & Clinical Expertise
Driven by a person’s needs, the Center for START Services offers clinically based technical support and expertise that focuses on the systemic, therapeutic, assessment, resources, and treatment options for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families.
Research Evaluation & Outcomes Analysis
The Center for START Services is currently working to develop world-class research projects to provide valuable data and outcomes analysis that will benefit the important work being conducted in the dual-diagnosis and intellectual/developmental disabilities fields.