Friday Feature 5.5.2017
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The Center for START Services
SNTI 2017 Highlights
Thank you to everyone who joined us this week in Rye Brook, New York for the second annual START National Training Institute. Below are a few highlights from this year's SNTI. Follow us on Facebook to see more pictures, videos, and training highlights.
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We are pleased to announce the date and location of the 3rd annual START National Training Institute: Boston, Massachusetts, May 7-9, 2018. Mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate START's 30th Anniversary.

BHMA Troupe Performing "Oye Como Va" on Tuesday morning

2017 Poster Session
Electronic copies of all research posters will be available soon at

2017 Poster Winners
  • 1st place - NC East/West: Medication Side-Effects and Medical Problems of Individuals with IDD and Behavioral Health Challenges Admitted for START Emergency Resource Center Services 
  • 2nd place - VA REACH: From START to Finish
  • 3rd place - ArkSTART: ArkSTART’s Model Clinic: Pioneering a Design for Change
2017 START Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the 2017 START Award recipients!
Visit our facebook page to see more photos of the 2017 START Award recipients.

William I. Gardner Award
Deborah Dorfman, JD
START Coordinator Award
Boniface Nyangau, Tarrant County, TX START
Program Director Award
Liv Salvador, VA REACH 2

Clinical/Medical Leadership Award
Leslie Smith, MD, ArkSTART

START Network Partner Award
Diane Jacobstein, PhD, Georgetown University

Special Recognition Award
Bob Lincoln, Iowa START
In-Home Supports Counselor Award
Renee Potter, NY START, Region 1

Clinical/Medical Leadership Award
 Jennifer McLaren, MD, NH START

Care Coordination Award
Christy Pruess, Vaya Health

Special Recognition Award
Dan Tomasulo, PhD, Columbia University

START Network Partner Award
Angie Francis, New York State OPWDD

Team Leader Award
David Schlesselman, NY Region 1

Thanks for reading and happy Friday,

The Center for START Services

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Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire