STAR – a bright celestial light that illumines, a leading lady or man, a hero or heroine, a superstar, a household name, brilliant, gifted, talented or gifted person. Our friends at Star are all of the above and more as they light the way for the surrounding communities in Southern Connecticut.
The members of GFGC proudly support gardening events and facilitate small projects four times a year with the members and staff of Star. Their laughter and simple appreciation is priceless and makes all that we do so worthwhile.
STAR Inc. was established in 1952 by parents who believed that children with developmental disabilities were entitled to the same basic opportunities in their home community as other children and as an alternative to institutionalization. Today the organization has grown to include a full array of services for over 500 individuals with disabilities and their families, from birth to their senior years. Services are provided in Norwalk, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Westport, and Darien.
Mission & Goals
STAR is a not-for-profit organization serving individuals of all ages who have developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families. We create opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth by providing support, services, and advocacy. We inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals. Our goal is the inclusion of all individuals with disabilities in their community.
STAR provided services to over 500 infants, children, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families with approximately 74% of these in the low/moderate-income level.