STAR, Inc, Lighting the Way participates in a statewide system, called the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), which provides support and services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities who reside in family homes, independently, in state-operated facilities, in licensed "community training homes" and in licensed/certified "community living arrangements." Since 1987, most services and supports provided by DDS have been subject to federal reimbursement under Home and Community Based Waivers (Medicaid) which are approved by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).


STAR is proud of its collaborative partnership with the CT Department of Developmental Services. For information about these services and eligibility, please visit the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services website at