Family Supports

STAR provides families with flexible supports of their choosing at times that they need them in order to assist their children with their roles, activities and responsibilities within the family. Formal programs and professional services, as well as the informal support available from extended family, friends, neighbors and community members are utilized. Parent education and training is also provided.


Enrich, Support and Include

JumpSTARs is a family support program to promote well-being and create a family support network for parents, caregivers, relatives, and siblings of individuals of all ages who are impacted by intellectual and developmental disabilities.

JumpSTARs provides a series of activities each month that are educational, recreational and social. Events will be free and open to the public on a first come basis depending on venue capacity

Sibling Workshops

Talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sib with special needs with others who “get it”

Did you know that the sibling of a person with a disability is likely the person who will spend the MOST time with him or her over their lifetimes? STAR Sibshops are programs that encourage and support that important role, providing activities and bonding experiences for kids (age 8-12) who have a sibling with a developmental disability.

These folks are future leaders and friends.. For information,contact Peter Saverine

Watch the SibShops Video Here

Advocacy, Case Management and Transportation Services

All participants of STAR programs receive coordinated case management, social services and advocacy. Transportation is available to and from STAR programs for eligible participants.Accessibility Compliance Policy: It is the policy of STAR to provide equal employment opportunities and promote the means for accessibility to programs for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status or disability. STAR actively pursues and annually evaluates all its programs, services, and facilities to eliminate physical, attitudinal, architectural, communication, environmental, financial, transportation and employment barriers.

TITLE VI Notifying the Public of Rights

TITLE VI Policy Statement

TITLE VI Compliance Procedures

TITLE VI Complaint Form

Discrimination Complaint Form

Limited English Proficiency

Language Assistance Plan

Public Participation Form