Past National Online Training Series

September 16, 2022

2022 Virtual SNTI Poster Session Winner Presentation: NY START Region 4 – Implications of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Polypharmacy for Frequent START Crisis Line Utilization

Live Q&A at 1:00-2:00 pm ET / 10:00-11:00 am PT
NYSTART Region 4: Noémie Kloucek, MA, Clinical Team Lead, and Katy Stratigos, M.D.​ Medical Director

October 28, 2022

Implementing the dignity of risk with adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities who use alcohol and drugs: Prevention, care management, and treatment

Live Q&A at 1:00-2:00 pm ET / 10:00-11:00 am PT
Elspeth Slayter, PhD

November 18, 2022

Finding Hope: Supporting Successful Transitions in a Post-COVID Environment

Live Q&A at 1:00-2:00 pm ET / 10:00-11:00 am PT
Jenee' Lewis Walker, PsyD, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology

December 2, 2022

Special Live Presentation - Character Strengths in Action: Positive-Interactive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals with IDD-MH
Dan Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP, Academic Director, Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMB) MA Degree Program, Core Faculty, Department of Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University - NY

January 20, 2023

Beat It: Evidence Based Interventions in IDD-MH

Live Q&A at 1:00-2:00 pm ET / 10:00-11:00 am PT
Andrew Jahoda, PhD, University of Glasgow

February 17, 2023

Friendship: A Community Development Model

Live Q&A at 1:00-2:00 pm ET / 10:00-11:00 am PT
Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh: Dr. Laura Marshak, Rivkee Rudolph, Clayton Hirsh, Colton Vazquez

March 17, 2023

Gender Diversity: Infinite Possibilities

Live Q&A at 1:00-2:00 pm ET / 10:00-11:00 am PT
Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

April 21, 2023

Identifying and Responding to Suicidality in People with IDD

Live Q&A at 1:00-2:00 pm ET / 10:00-11:00 am PT
Jill Hinton, PhD

September 17, 2021

2021 Virtual SNTI Poster Session Winner Presentation: CA START Alta- Prevalence of Early Childhood Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Lifelong Trauma and the Impact on Behavioral Health Symptoms and Gaps in Treatment in Individuals with IDD

  • CA START Alta: Jana Cooper, AMFT and Noemi Beck-Wegner, Psy.D.

October 15, 2021

Unjust: Race, Disability, and Criminal Justice

  • Jennifer Sarrett, PhD, w/ guest speaker panel including individuals and families with lived experience: Camille Proctor, The Color of Autism & Candace Coleman, Racial Justice Organizer at Chicago’s Center for Independent Living

November 19, 2021

Integrated Mental Health Treatment Guidelines for Prescribers in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Jennifer McLaren, MD, Andrea Caoili, LCSW, Melanie Hecker, MPA

December 3, 2021

Special Presentation: Transforming Research Forum (as presented at National Research Consortium Annual Meeting in October 2021)

  • Jessica Kramer, PhD, OTR/L,  Destiny Watkins, Tawara Goode, MA, Joan B. Beasley, PhD, Micah Peace, Beth Grosso, MSW, and Fiorella Guerrero, MA

January 21, 2022 

Self-Advocacy and Disability Identity Development

  • Melanie Hecker, MPA

February 18, 2022

Part 1 of 3: Humanistic Psychology: Origins and Relevance Today

  • Jill Hinton, PhD

March 18, 2022

Part 2 of 3: Point/Counterpoint- Behaviorism & Positive Psychology

  • Dan Baker, PhD, Joan B. Beasley, PhD; Moderated by Jill Hinton, PhD

April 15, 2022

Assessment and Intervention of Suicidality: Special Considerations for Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Autism

  • Karen Weigle, PhD & Darlene Sweetland, Ph.D.

July 29, 2022

Part 3 of 3: Our Perspectives: Behaviorism & Positive Psychology

  • Russell Lehmann, Motivational speaker & poet; Micah Peace, Advocate, community organizer, researcher; Amanda Stahl, Licensed social worker, Lead Organizer/Counselor at Independence Seekers Project Inc.; Moderated by Beth Grosso, MSW

September 18, 2020

START Therapeutic Coaching Strategies for Supporting Individuals with IDD and Suicidal Ideation

  • NC Central START team members Maggie Robbins, MA, LCAT, RDT, Clinical Director, Meredith Dangel, MA, CRC, Intern & Remy Jodrey, MS, LCMHCA, Therapeutic Coaching Team Leader

October 16, 2020

Skills System: Strategies for Self- and Co-Regulation

  • Julie Brown, Ph.D., President of the Skills System, LLC

November 20, 2020

Collaborative Research in IDD and MH with a PCORI Project Update: Reconciling the Past and Changing the Future

  • Jessica Kramer, PhD, Destiny Watkins, and Micah Peace (Part 1), and Jessica Kramer, PhD, Destiny Watkins, Micah Peace, Joan B Beasley, PhD, Tawara Goode, Beth Grosso, MSW, and Fiorella Calle Guerrero (Part 2)

January 15, 2021

Sexuality & IDD-MH

  • Dave Hingsburger, M.Ed., Director of Clinical and Educational Supports for Vita Community Living Services

February 19, 2021

Lost in Translation: Lessons about moving research in developmental disabilities into practice and policy

  • Yona Lunsky, PhD, Director of the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto

March 19, 2021

“Something’s Different” –Concepts of Change in Adults with I/DD

  • Julie A Moran, DO, Geriatrician/Internist, Clinical lecturer of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

April 16, 2021

Aligning our Practices with our Beliefs: (Re) Engaging with Families in the Context of Trauma

  • Kelly Smith, LCSW

September 20, 2019

Grief & Bereavement in Individuals with IDD

  • Katy Stratigos, MD, NY START Region 4 Triborough Medical Director

October 18, 2019

START Research: 2019 START National Training Institute Poster Session Winners

  • NY START Region 4 Triborough: Caroline Schau, Emily Weinrebe, Katy Stratigos; NY START Region 4 Richmond Kings: Sharon Cyrus-Savary, Corey Fisk, Alexa Eugene; NH START: Val Tetreault, Samantha Field, Justin Smith, Sara Greenstein

November 15, 2019

Guidelines for Psychotropic Medication Treatment & Polypharmacy: Why Don’t We Practice What We Preach?

  • Lauren Charlot, PhD, Developmental Psychologist

January 17, 2020

Supporting Purpose and Meaning in the Lives of Individuals with MH/IDD

  • Michael Smull, The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices and Support Development Associates.
  • Discussants: Dr. Jill Hinton, PhD, Center for START Services Clinical Director, and Dr. Dan Tomasulo, PhD, MAPP, MFA, Core Faculty, Spirituality Mind Body Institute, Columbia University Teachers College

February 21, 2020

PERMA: The Family Perspective with an introduction by Alyce Benson, LCSW, CSS Project Facilitator

March 20, 2020

Trauma’s Impact on Cognitive & Emotional Development in Individuals with IDD

  • Stefanie Griffin, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist, NH START & CSS expert consultant, and Sherm Fox, MD, Psychopharmacologist, NH START & CSS Consulting Psychiatrist

April 17, 2020

Exploring the Overlap of Autism, Sexuality, & Gender-Identity Difference

  • Dan Shapiro, MD, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Consultant

September 28, 2018

INTELLIGENT LIVES Documentary Film Screening

  • Dan Habib, Filmmaker and Project Director, Institute on Disability at UNH

October 19, 2018

Person-Centered Planning

  • Mary Lou Borne, Director of National Core Indicators and Quality Assurance, NASDDDS

November 16, 2018

Borderline Personality Disorder in Adults with IDD

  • Lauren Charlot, PhD

January 18, 2019

Expressive Therapies: ACTS Network Premiere

  • Jennifer Moore, PhD, Corey Fisk, MA, Maggie Robbins, MA

February 15, 2019

Emergency Room Evaluations of Individuals with I/DD

  • Angela Hassiotis, MRCPsych, MA, PhD, University College London, UK

March 15, 2019

Transition From School to Life

April 19, 2019

Schizophrenia and Catatonia in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Jennifer McLaren, MD - Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine; Chief Medical Advisor, National Center for START Services - NH

September 15, 2017

Disabling Segregation: Creating a Culture of Inclusion

  • Dan Habib

October 20, 2017

Trauma In Childhood

  • Jill Hinton, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, NCSS Clinical Director

November 17, 2017

School-Based Mental Health Supports and the Interconnected Systems Framework

  • Don Kincaid, EdD, BCBA-D Co-Director, Professor & Co-Division Director (FCIC at USF)

January 19, 2018

Genetic Syndromes Associated with IDD

  • Lauren Charlot, LICSW, PhD

February 16, 2018

Surviving and Thriving: Health and Wellness as a Game Changer

  • Karen Luken

March 16, 2018

Substance Use Among People with I/DD (2 Part Presentation)

  • Elspeth Slayter, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Social Work at Salem State University

April 20, 2018

From Stability to Flourishing…. Practical Strategies for Promoting Mental Wellness

  • Dan Baker, PhD, Internal Reviewer & Successful Life Project Clinical Supervisor, Jensen/Olmstead Quality Assurance and Compliance Office, Minnesota Department of Human Services

September 16
Using Alternative Therapies with Individuals with IDD
Karyn Harvey, Ph.D., Assistant Executive Director of Quality Supports, The Arc Baltimore

October 21
Sensory Integration and Its Impact on Learning, Living, and Quality of Life: Infancy Through Adulthood
“The OT Twins”: Juli Braswell, OTR/L & Jeni Yielding, OTR/L

November 18
Supporting Individuals at Risk of Aberrant Sexual Expression (Part 1)  & Accompanying Case Examples (Part 2)
Marc Goldman, MS, LPA

January 20
Supporting Parents with IDD: Experiences, Lessons Learned, and Promising Practices
Diane M. Jacobstein, PhD, Clinical Psychologist/ Senior Policy Associate Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development-UCEDD Research Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Wendy Jones, M.Ed., MSW Research Instructor, Senior Policy Associate, Parent Coordinator/Educator, Project Impact, DDA Health Initiative, Department of Pediatrics, Center for Child & Human Development, Georgetown University

February 17
Establishing Healthy, Positive Relationships
Kathy Honeyman, LCSW, MSW & Integrative Health Coach

March 17
Psychopharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD
Jennifer McLaren, M.D., Assistant Professor, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College

April 21
Planning for Access to the Community: Thinking Outside the (School) Box
Lisa Mattheiss, Executive Director of Lifeline Inc.

  • September 18, 2015: Genetic Disorders and Associated Behavioral Phenotypes
  • October 17, 2015: Effective Intercultural Communication Strategies in Outreach Efforts
  • November 21, 2015: Importance of Data Collection
  • January 16, 2016: START Scholars Presentation: Admission & Discharge Summaries: A Case Study
  • March 18, 2016: The Effects of Trauma on Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  • April 15, 2016:  Healing from Trauma and Learning to Thrive!
  • May 18, 2016: Behavior Support Plans: Identifying Best Practices

  • September 19, 2014: Health & Wellness Considerations for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • October 17, 2014: Introduction to Psychopharmacology & IDD
  • November 21, 2014: Substance Abuse & IDD
  • January 16, 2015: Coordinating Therapeutic Goals & Activities for Guests at START Resource Centers
  • March 20, 2015: Creating a Vision of Inclusion: The Importance of Film in Education, Awareness and Systems Change
  • April 17, 2015: Supporting Individuals with “Challenging” Behaviors
  • May 15, 2015: Special Presentation on Mental Health & IDD

  • September 20, 2013: Genetic Disorders & IDD (Jill Hinton, PhD)
  • October 18, 2013: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome & IDD (Shelley L Watson, PhD)
  • January 17, 2014: Expressive Therapies for People with IDD and Behavioral Health Needs
  • March 21, 2014: IDD & Children (Part I)
  • April 18, 2014: IDD & Children (Part II)
  • May 16, 2014: Overuse of Antipyschotics and Other Psychiatric Medicines to Address Challenging Behavior