START National Online Training Series

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The START National Online Training Series is designed to build capacity of IDD-MH professionals by providing innovative, evidence-based online training. Presentations are pre-recorded and released once a month, September through April. Presentations are typically 50-60 minutes in length. A live Q&A session with each month’s presenter is held on the 3rd Friday of the month from 1-2pm eastern/10-11am pacific. NCSS often offers additional Special Presentations to the START Network as part of their subscription to the Training Series.

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 & and 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.

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