The annual START National Training Institute (SNTI) is provided by the Center for START Services, a non-profit, national initiative based at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability/University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCED). The SNTI was founded in 2016 to provide a forum where START network partners from around the country learn about research findings, along with best practices and innovations associated with START programs, to improve local capacity, service outcomes, and life experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) and behavioral health needs and their families.

"Value in Us All: Advancing Inclusive Practices"

This year's theme focuses on the dignity and inclusion of service recipients and their families. Inclusive practices value the unique cultural identities, positive characteristics, hopes, and dreams of individuals and their families. Promoting an understanding of diversity and community occurs within the context of rigorous standards for effective services and supports. The 2019 SNTI will build capacity and partnerships for inclusive communities.

The 2019 SNTI will be held May 6-8, 2019 at the  Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA.   Attendees will have the opportunity to create a tailored learning experience by selecting breakout Sessions from five content strands:

  • Strand A: Strength Based Approaches
  • Strand B: Psychiatry & Integrated Health
  • Strand C: START Best Practices & New Strategies
  • Strand D: Policy, Practices & Community Inclusion
  • Strand E: Crisis Response


Full Training Institute Rates-Includes Monday-Wednesday registration and access to all special events.

  • Standard Rate: $699
  • START Program Member Rate: $625
  • Group Rate (5+): $575

Single Day Rates

  • Monday Only  $295
  • Tuesday Only includes awards luncheon $350
  • Wednesday Only $75

Please contact the Center for START Services with any questions about registration (603) 228-2085 x23

Review all presentation details on our website

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Institute on Disability Event Policies

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Advance registration is required. Payment or a copy of a purchase order must be provided prior to attending.

Cancellation Policy:
To receive a full refund, cancellations must be received in writing by April 5, 2019. Cancellations made after that date cannot be refunded. Please send all correspondence to or call (603)228-2085 ext. 23.

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Please select your Breakout Sessions

Monday Breakout Session 1
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Monday Breakout Session 2
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Tuesday Breakout Session 3
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Tuesday Breakout Session 4
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Continuing Education Information

All participants are eligible to receive University of New Hampshire Continuing Education Units at no cost.

New York Social Work CEs will be provided to NY licensed social workers at no cost.

Continuing education units for social workers, psychologists, counselors and health care professionals are pending approval, these will be offered for a fee of $55.00.

The opportunity to register for and pay for CE's will be available once approved. All registrants will receive an email prior to the training institute with CE registration information. Information will also be available on the Center for START Services website.

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payable to University of NH, to the following address:

UNH Institute on Disability
Center for START Services
56 Old Suncook Road, Suite 2
Concord, NH 03301
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