Special Events

Pre-Institute Session Sunday May 6th

Want to learn more about the START model? The START National Leadership Team is hosting a pre-institute overview of the START model on Sunday, May 6th from 4:30-6:00pm. This is an introductory session intended to provide a brief overview of START principles, approaches, services and supports. Please note that this session is not intended to provide technical support to existing START programs.

Social Networking Event & Poster Session  Monday May 7th

This event provides SNTI attendees with the opportunity to network with colleagues, review research posters from START programs and partners from across the country, and visit exhibitors and network sponsors. Posters will be judged and award recipients will be announced Tuesday morning after the Research panel. This year, our event will also feature a reading and book signing by psychologist and author, Dan Tomasulo, PhD. His book, American Snakepit, will be avilable for purchase during the evening. 

Awards Luncheon Tuesday May 8th

The Awards Luncheon provides an opportunity to recognize members of the START Network for their exceptional leadership and significant contributions in improving service outcomes and enhancing capacity of the system. The Center for START Services will present awards to START Team members, network partners, case managers, and nationally recognized special guests as we enjoy a delicious lunch together.

30th Anniversary Celebration Tuesday May 8th

The Official START Band (aka "the Berkshire Hills Music Academy Troupe") is back by popular demand and will perform on Tuesday evening following the afternoon breakout sessions from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Please join us as we celebrate 30 years of START. 

the Berkshire Hills Music Academy Troupe

Morning Adaptive Yoga Tuesday May 8th & Wednesday May 9th

Please join us on Tuesday and Wednesday morning for a one hour hatha yoga class.  Adaptive yoga practices will be incorporated into the sessions to help attendees better understand how to serve the needs of unique individuals while participating in a group class setting.