START (serves individuals residing in-home and out-of-home)

Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources and Treatment (START) services provide 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).

Development

START is currently available in San Andreas and San Diego Regional Center areas.

More information on START can be found on this website.


Last modified: May 8, 2020