Nominations Open for 2017 START Awards 3.2.2017
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The Center for START Services

With less than 60 days left until the 2017 SNTI, the Center for START Services is calling on all START teams to nominate fellow team members, network partners, and service coordinators in their community for the 2017 START Awards. Details about each award are provided below along with links to submit your nominations.

We strongly encourage each START team to submit award nominations. Please consider taking a few minutes out of your day to think about members of your team and network that demonstrate excellence and innovation. Nominations will be accepted until March 15th, 2017.

The START Team Member Awards recognize START professionals who demonstrate a thorough understanding of the START model and have made significant contributions to improving the quality of life for people supported through START. These recipients exemplify the START philosophy of positive engagement with individuals, families, and the service system. > Click here to submit a nomination

Three awards will be presented to START program members from the following teams:

  • Clinical Team
  • Resource Center/In-Home Supports Teams
  • Clinical/Medical Leadership
START Network Partner Awards recognize two network partners for their significant contribution, in collaboration with a START team, to improving the system of support for adults and children with IDD and behavioral health challenges. The recipients (individuals or organizations) embody the core START concept of enhancing the capacity of the system. Two awards will be presented: one for a children's services and one for adult services. > Click here to submit a nomination

Case Management/Service Coordination Award recognizes a case manager or service coordinator who has worked closely and positively with a START team to improve the system of support for individuals with IDD and behavioral health challenges. The recipient recognizes the importance of collaborative, systemic work between START teams, and case management/service coordination in the system. > Click here to submit a nomination
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The Center for START Services

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Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire