Our Mission Statement

ArkSTART facilitates collaboration among individuals, families, and providers to prevent crisis situations and improve quality of life for people with developmental disabilities & behavioral health needs.

Do you know someone with both intellectual/developmental disabilities & behavioral health needs that is at risk of entering a crisis situation, such as incarceration or hospitalization?

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5th Annual Arkansas Conference on Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities (formerly the ArkSTART Conference)!

Save the Date! September 19th, 2018

This year’s theme: Living Your Best Life

Image of Joe and Ashley smiling in the ArkSART Film documentary

Keeping Families Together

A film about ArkSTART Dan Habib’s short documentary film “Keeping Families Together” tells the stories of two families whose lives have been transformed with help from ArkSTART and its partner organizations.

ArkSTART Urgent and Referral Line: (888) 570-2146

The START Model

Learn more about the START model of treatment, including clinical theory.

Communications Toolkit

Logos, pictures, brochures and anything else you might need to help communicate about ArkSTART.

Partners for Inclusive Communities

ArkSTART is a division of Partners for Inclusive Communities (Partners) as of Summer of 2016. Partners is Arkansas’ University Center on Disabilities.

Trainings and Events

A key component of the START model is whole system involvement.


Contact information for regional team leaders and details about ArkSTART’s service regions