The Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources and Treatment (START) program serves individuals residing in-home and out-of-home. It provides person-centered, trauma-informed, evidence-based, positive support for individuals ages six and older.
The Center for START Services at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability/UCED, provides a model of services to meet the crisis needs of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD).
Characteristics of Services
The local START teams provide:
- 24-hour case coordination to improve supports and service outcomes,
- Whole-person assessment (I/DD, mental health, medical, access to services, personal strengths, satisfaction, etc.),
- Individualized map of individual’s connections to others/systems,
- Cross-system linkage (connecting I/DD providers, crisis teams, mental health providers, first responders, hospital/psych staff, etc.),
- Community education, and
- Family/staff/provider support and education (in-home therapeutic coaching).
START is currently available in the following areas:
- Alta California Regional Center
- Regional Center of East Bay
- San Andreas Regional Center
- San Diego Regional Center
- South Central Los Angeles Regional Center (Coming Soon)
- Westside Regional Center
START is expanding in the following areas:
- Redwood Coast Regional Center
- Valley Mountain Regional Center
- North Bay Regional Center
- Golden Gate Regional Center
- Central Valley Regional Center
- Tri-Counties Regional Center
- Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
- East Los Angeles Regional Center
- Harbor Regional Center
More information on START can be found on this website.
Last modified: April 20, 2022