STAR - Short Term Assistance and Referral Program
The STAR program provides assistance to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, to access resources in their communities and available services through the State of Alaska Developmental Disabilities Programs. The STAR program can help families navigate the complex options and requirements to find the services that are right for each individual person. STAR is funded through a grant from The State of Alaska Senior and Disability Services (SDS) so there is no cost for service to the consumers and families we serve.
What can STAR do?
In order for a person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability to receive assistance through the State of Alaska, they must first be determined developmentally disabled as defined by state law. The State defines an Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability (IDD) as a severe, chronic disability that: