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Friday Feature 2.2.2018
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The Center for START Services
2018 START Awards
Nominations Open!

The Center for START Services is inviting START teams to nominate exceptional team members and network partners for the 2018 START Awards. Award winners will be announced in Boston during the 2018 START National Training Institute Awards Luncheon at the Sheraton Boston Hotel on Tuesday May 8th, 2018.

We encourage all teams to work collaboratively to make nominations for members of their START program and community partners. Descriptions of each award are included in the body of this email and also within the nomination form. Nomination deadline is February 16th, two weeks from today.

Submit a Nomination
START Award Descriptions

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. One award will be given for each of the following team members:
  • Clinical Team
  • Resource Center/In-Home Supports
  • Clinical/Medical Leadership
  • Program Director
  • Team Leader
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.

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.
Thanks for reading and happy Friday,

The Center for START Services

 
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Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire