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News & Views is the twice-monthly email newsletter written and edited by the National Center for START Services®. The emails include short editorials from our clinical leadership team, upcoming trainings, research updates and other resources relevant to supporting people with IDD and mental health needs.

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Resilience is not just a personal trait; it is a communal process - as we learned at the 2024 START National Training Institute in Philadelphia. Learn More
People with IDD experience the same mental health conditions as neurotypical people but at a higher rate. Learn More
Flow is more than just enjoying an activity. Flow is experienced when perceived opportunities for action are in balance with a person's capabilities. Learn More
Learn more about the difference between autism awareness and autism acceptance. Learn More
The words and language we use hold power. They shape how we perceive ourselves and others. They influence our thoughts, beliefs, and actions. Learn More
In the START network, we embrace the concept of PERMA+ as a model for wellbeing. Learn More
The theme for 2024 is “A World of Opportunities.” NCSS joins the broader IDD network in a renewed commitment to create communities where all people ha... Learn More
Learn directly from Dr. Dan Tomasulo in our Applied Positive Psychology virtual course or at the START National Training Institute. Learn More
At a recent NCSS staff meeting, we discussed the difference between positive psychology and toxic positivity, and asked one of our leadership team mem... Learn More
As we enter into the holiday season, it is important to recognize that there are differing responses to the excitement and increased activity during t... Learn More

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