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January 15, 2021 - Tennessee START Assessment & Stabilization Teams: Where are we now?

  • State and Federal Funding Approved. Grant funding also provided by the Council on Developmental Disabilities.
  • Meeting with crisis and behavioral health entities statewide to:
    • Evaluate the current system & identify gaps for individuals with IDD and behavioral health needs
    • Establish inter-agency partnership agreements
    • Offer IDD training
  • Working with the Center for START Services on program development, training and certification
  • Working to establish and fill 25 AST positions statewide across 5 regions (Nashville, Memphis, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville)
  • Exploring the addition of two behavior respite locations in Memphis and Chattanooga
  • Systemic evaluation and planning for TN START AST Resource Centers
  • Establishing the TN START AST referral process

DIDD & The Center for START Services