The STAR Story
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STAR 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.
16th Annual STAR Gala and Auction
at Woodway Country Club, Darien
Contact STAR -
Serving Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan and DarienSTAR, Inc., Lighting the Way
182 Wolfpit Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Tel. (203) 846-9581
Join us for a night in HAVANA of
Dinner and Dancing
UNDER THE STARS
Saturday, June 25th 6:30 pm
Riverside Yacht Club
102 Club Road
Maureen Bonanno and Dana Rogers
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
A benefit for the Pediatric Department and
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Greenwich Hospital
Stamford Art Association
Nadia Martinez "OMG"
An Explosion of Color
"Drip, Dribble or Splash"
The public is invited to be the jurors for the Best in Show award for the "Drip, Dribble or Splash" exhibit and the award will be announced at the opening reception.
Greenwich Young Professional Group and Vals's Putnam Wine & Liquors have partnered together in support of
"The Den for Grieving Kids"
Noon - 3P
Enjoy a Sunday summer cruise to network with local professionals and give back to an amazing organization.
All Food and Drink are included!
Sponsored by Whispering Angel Rose, Pisco Porton
"A Grand Summer Evening Reimagined"
Join the Friends of Stamford Downtown as we reimagine this wonderful summer event.
Dine all evening at UConn’s Rich Concourse with non-stop extravagant, sumptuous gourmet tastings and specialty wine and liquor.
Enjoy not one but 15 of your favorite restaurants for a sensational culinary feast as Stamford’s finest restaurants show off their specialty cuisine. Ample seating will be available.
And that’s not all!
Following your dining experience, enter the theatre at UConn and laugh to the comedy of Andrea Mezvinsky as seen on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Then top the night off with an array of delicious desserts, more silent auction and the music of Felix and the Cats.
What is First Night?
First Night Westport/Weston is a community-wide celebration of
New Year's Eve through the arts. Over thirty events featuring
performances for children, teens and adults are presented
throughout downtown Westport.
When is the First Night celebration?
On New Year¹s Eve beginning at 4pm and ending at 10:00pm.
This year we have a special performance at 3 pm by the Survivors
Swing Band at the Center for Senior Activities on Imperial Avenue.
How much does it cost?
Buttons cost $15 each but will be available at $10 a button
from December 1 through December 14th.
Buttons may be purchased on this web site or in person at the
following locations in Westport (and one in Weston):
• Saugatuck Sweets, 575 Riverside Avenue, Westport • 203-642-4615
• Town Hall, First Selectmen’s Office, 110 Myrtle Avenue • 203-341-1111
• Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Rd., 203-227-8411
• Weston Hardware, 190 Weston Rd., Weston, 203-227-7995
• Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Ave., 203-341-5099
• Trader Joe's, 400 Post Road East, 203-226-8966
Galaxy of Gourmets
to Benefit STAR
at Aitoro’s on
Thurs February 23, 2017
Aitoro’s Appliance Showroom in Norwalk will host “Galaxy of Gourmets for STAR” a casual, family-friendly fundraising event that includes music, mingling and tastings of gourmet foods and drinks from restaurants in Fairfield County showcased in their dream kitchens.
The event will be held at
401 Westport Avenue in Norwalk
on Thursday, February 23, 2016 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $40 at www.STARct.org or by calling Megan Johnson at 203-846-9581 x339.
Advanced reservations are preferred, but tickets will be available at the door.
WOW--Look Who's Coming to Dinner...so far!
A & S Fine Foods
Dash of Salt
Don Carmelo's Mexican Grill
Dry Dock Bar & Grill
Michael Joseph's Catering
Osteria Romana/ Romanacci
Sono Baking Company
Trattoria A Vucchella
Art of Design
Thurs 03/02, 11:30A - 2P
Greenwich Country Club
To Benefit the Bruce Museum
Join us for a lively, inspiring and enlightening discussion with:
Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard
Designers and Founders, Veronica Beard
Serial Entrepreneur and Historic House Preservationist
Senior Director, The RealReal
Moderated by Lesley Jane Seymour
Founder of Covey Club
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