START National Online Training Series

This annual, highly popular, supplemental training series is designed to provide innovative and topic-focused online training to START program members and their local community partners. Trainings from this series are released once a month to the START Network (typically on the 3rd Friday of each month) from September to April. These online trainings are free for participants and are facilitated by START program members in centralized locations within their service region so that all participants can learn as a group.  Please note, these trainings are only available to START programs and their local community partners. Refer to our Locations map to identify a START program in your area.


2018-2019 START National Training Series on Mental Health and IDD

The START National Online Training Series airs on the following dates at 12:00pm noon EST. Participants are emailed a link to each training and technical assistance is provided by the Center for START Services when needed.

September 28
INTELLIGENT LIVES Documentary Film Screening
Dan Habib, Filmmaker and Project Director, Institute on Disability at UNH

October 19
Person Centered Thinking Leads to Person Centered Systems
Mary Lou Bourne, Director of National Core Indicators, NASDDDS

November 16
Borderline Personality Disorder in Adults with IDD
Lauren Charlot, PhD, Co-Chair START Research Committee

January 18
Expressive Approaches to Promoting Well-Being
Featuring the START Network Premiere of the Acting Creates Therapeutic Success (ACTS) Film
Jennifer Moore, PhD, Corey Fisk, MA, Maggie Robbins, MA

February 15
 Evaluations of Adults with Intellectual Disablities (ID) in Crisis
Angela Hassiotis, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability, Division of Psychiatry, University College London and Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden Intellectual Disabilities Service

March 15
Transition from School to Life
Presenter: Dan Baker, Ph.D.

April 19
Schizophrenia/Catatonia in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Jennifer McLaren, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Institute at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth