The START Film

Now We Have Hope: The Strength of the START Community

The START Film, produced by award-winning documentary filmmaker Dan Habib and the Center for START Services, captures the unique and groundbreaking practices and philosophies of the START model. START’s impact is viewed through the perspectives of START clients, family members, and local service providers in Fort Worth, Texas, New York City, and Durham, North Carolina.

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Links to Each Individual Part of the Film:

ArkSTART Documentary "Keeping Families Together"

Dan Habib’s short documentary film "Keeping Families Together" tells the stories of two families whose lives have been transformed with help from ArkSTART and its partner organizations. ArkSTART was launched by the Developmental Disabilities Cooperative of Arkansas as a small regional pilot initiative in September 2011. The film features the stories of two individuals who are supported by ArkSTART—Jonathan Smith and Ashley Jackson—along with the voices of family and community members, and ArkSTART staff. The film paints a compelling picture of the philosophy, practices, goals, and impact of the START approach. 

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