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2024 START National Training Institute

Philadelphia, PA | May 6-8

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START is an evidence-based, community crisis prevention and intervention service model for individuals with IDD.

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Professional development trainings are evidence-informed and based on the foundation of START principles.

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Information, resources, and evaluation for NCSS research projects.

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The National Center for START Services® aims to improve the lives of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) and mental health needs by developing innovative training, conducting research, and implementing the START model in communities across North America.