Certified START Program


I-START is a Certified  START Program

Contact Information

For general program inquires, referrals or if you would like to be added to the I-START email list, please contact:

Phone: 641-525-0401
I-START Website:

Referral Information: To be eligible for I-Start Clinical Services, an individual must have a diagnosed Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability, be at least 18 years old and qualify for County Social Service Region, Rolling Hills Region, or East Central Region funding.

Annual Program Evaluations

FY20 I-START Program Evaluation
FY19 I-START Program Evaluation
I-START 2018 Annual Program Evaluation  


I-START (Systematic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources & Treatment) provides prevention and intervention services to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) and mental health needs through crisis response, training, consultation, and outreach. I-START uses evidence based practices to help support service teams who serve individuals with IDD. I-START’s goal is to help individuals remain in their home or community placement. I-START is offered to individuals residing in the following Mental Health Disability Service Region at no cost to the person or provider: County Social Services, Rolling Hills, East Central Region.

I-START Service Area

Iowa START Service region map of Iowa with counties shaded in