START Cited in National Core Indicators Data Brief


What Do NCI Data Reveal About People Who Are Dual Diagnosed with ID and Mental Illness?


"State Promising Practices - NYSTART is one approach used to provide supports and services to people with a dual diagnosis in New York. START stands for Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources and Treatment. The NYSTART Model provides prevention and intervention services to individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) and complex behavioral health needs through crisis response, training, consultation, and therapeutic supports. The goal is to create a support network that is able to respond to crisis needs at the community level. Providing supports that enable an individual to remain in their home or community placement is the first priority. NYSTART does not replace existing services in the community but provides training and technical assistance to enhance the ability of the community to support individuals with DD and co-occurring mental illness/complex behavioral needs."

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