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News Apr 3, 2015 - 8:00:27 AM


STAR Encourages Community to Attend Autism Awareness Day at State Capitol on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

By STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way…


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STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way… is proud to be one of the sponsors of Annual Autism Awareness Day at the Capitol Building, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Room 310 – Old Appropriations Room on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. There will be a light breakfast and networking beginning at 10 a.m. The program will begin at 11 a.m. with guest speakers. STAR’s Executive Director, Katie Banzhaf, commented, “ STAR is pleased to participate in Annual Autism Awareness Day to help improve the lives of our neighbors who are on the autism spectrum and to support their families through advocacy and enhanced programs and services.”


April is Autism Awareness Month, and Autism Awareness Day is an opportunity to spotlight what is being done regarding Autism services in the state and where improvements are needed. Many providers and parents are urged to attend to meet with their state representative and discuss the issues that are pertinent to them and their family.

Additionally, awards are given to individuals and companies for making strides in the areas of acceptance, support and empowerment. Individuals that attend the event will be given a resource bag filled with information from providers, organizations and state agencies that are members of CAAC.

CAAC’s mission is to provide one unified voice, supporting Connecticut in the development and improvement of service access and quality for all individuals who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is a not–for-profit organization serving individuals of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families.  STAR creates opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth by providing support, services and advocacy while  informing and encouraging the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals. For more information about STAR’s programs and services visit www.starct.org .




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