2017 START National Training Institute

START National Training Institute April 30 - May 2, 2017 in Rye Brook New York


The annual START National Training Institute (SNTI) is provided by the Center for START Services, a non-profit, national initiative based at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability/University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCED). The SNTI was founded in 2016 to provide a forum where START network partners from around the country learn about research findings, along with best practices and innovations associated with START programs, to improve local capacity, service outcomes, and life experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) and behavioral health needs and their families.

The 2017 SNTI will commence on Sunday, April 30th with an evening opening session and conclude on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 2nd. Monday and Tuesday mornings will include keynote presentations and panel discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to create a tailored learning experience by selecting afternoon Breakout Sessions from five content strands:

  • Strand A: Positive Approaches & Cultural Competency 

  • Strand B: Children & Families

  • Strand C: Networking & Capacity Building

  • Strand D: Psychiatry & Primary Health

  • Strand E: Health & Well-Being

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National Network

The SNTI is an inclusive forum. While designed for START providers from across the US and their partners, all are welcome to attend and participate in the Training Institute.

Learn & Innovate with Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Practices

The SNTI offers opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from across the country to share research findings and best practices.


The SNTI is an interactive environment designed to promote learning together in a casual atmosphere. As an attendee, you will engage with nationally recognized experts in the field through hands-on workshops and presentations. Attendees can look forward to learning about new tools, strategies, and relevant resources to use when returning to their local communities.

Contact Us
Please contact the Center for START Services with any questions by email at registration.snti@unh.edu or by phone at (603) 228-2085 ext. 23.