July 9, 2020

From the onset of the Coronavirus National Emergency and mandatory closings, STAR    provides virtual enrichment experiences to scores of day program and residential clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Collaborating with local businesses, instruc...

September 20, 2019

STAR Helps Local People with Disabilities Build Fulfilling Careers in Darien

For the last six years, Charlie Sherman, Norwalk resident and client of STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, commutes by train to and from work at the Whole Foods in Darien. At work, Charlie helps cus...

June 25, 2019

Three days a week STAR client, and New Canaan resident Austin Star, 22, gets himself to work at New Canaan Music, and the New Canaan Playhouse theater.

Austin is a young adult on the autism spectrum who recently graduated from the Maplebrook School in New York...

March 6, 2019

NORWALK — Before securing a position at a Charkit, a chemical company in SoNo, Artie St. Armand spent most of his days watching television.

He’d held a few odd jobs before the chemical company, cleaning tables at a local beach club and occasionally working on a housekee...

February 11, 2019

From Silvermine Arts Center:Silvermine Arts Center, in partnership with STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, announced today a new arts education program called "ArtAcademy." ArtAcademy taps into the transformative power of art for adults with intellectual and developmental d...

February 11, 2019

Silvermine Arts Center, in partnership with STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, announced on Thursday the creation of a new arts education program called “ArtAcademy.”...


January 29, 2019

A New Canaan resident received an Achievement Award from STAR, Inc. Lighting the Way which at the recent 66th Annual Meeting.

The resident, a STAR client, Todd McInerney, received the “Jeannette Shivers Award” for service and dedication. McInerney lives at the STAR New...

January 29, 2019

NORWALK — State officials toured STAR’s facility on Monday morning to see results of the Governor’s Nonprofit Grant Program, which funds capital projects for nonprofits.

Former Gov. Dannel Malloy proposed the program in 2013 and the legislature approved $20 million for...

January 29, 2019

NORWALK — STAR, Inc. Lighting the Way, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving infants, children adults and seniors impacted by intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families, recently held its 66th annua...

January 9, 2019

January 7, 2019

In one of his last acts as governor, Daniel Malloy has allocated approximately $30.8 million in state grants to 92 nonprofit organizations to help cover costs related to one-time internal infrastructure improvements....

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