START National Online Training Series

The START National Online Training Series (NOTS) is an annual online training series is designed to provide innovative and topic-focused online training to professionals that serve individuals who experience IDD and mental health needs. Pre-recorded trainings from this series are released once a month to the START Network and other partners from September through April. Live virtual Q&A sessions are held with each month’s presenter on the Friday following the release of the training. UNH CEUs are available at no cost. NCSS often offers additional Special Presentations to the START Network as part of their subscription to the NOTS.

View the 2022-2023 Online Series Schedule

Next Live Q&A

April 21, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:00pm
Title: Identifying and Responding to Suicidality in People with IDD Presenters: Jill Hinton, PhD The START National Online Training Series is designed to build capacity of IDD-MH professionals by…

Each monthly pre-recorded training includes:

  • University of New Hampshire CEUs (free): Each pre-recorded presentation is eligible for 1 contact hour/0.1 UNH CEU per training & an additional 1 contact hour/0.1 UNH CEU for attending the Live Q&A with Presenters.

  • Review Guide: Offers group discussion prompts and multiple-choice questions to check understanding of the training material. Additional resources (websites, handouts, research article citations) that can be used to further explore the presentation topic are also included when relevant.

  • Invitation to a one-hour LIVE Q&A (Zoom) with presenter: A live, 1-hour Q&A session featuring that month’s presenter. Sessions are facilitated by a National Center for START Services team member and driven by participant questions. Q&A sessions are held on the 3rd Friday of the month, running from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET/10:00 – 11:00am PT.

Who is the intended audience?

Family members, self-advocates/persons with lived experience, and any professional interested in learning more about the mental health aspects of intellectual/developmental disabilities. This may include (but isn’t limited to) service coordinators/case managers, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, direct support professionals, supervisors, administrators, and behaviorists/behavioral specialists.


Speakers and presenters participating in sessions are encouraged to express their findings, experiences, and conclusions on specific topics. They are selected for their areas of expertise and personal and professional knowledge. Therefore, points of view or opinions of our speakers and presenters do not officially represent the National Center for START Services, the Institute on Disability, or the University of New Hampshire.