Short Term Assistance And Referral
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?
- Application assistance for DD Eligibility with the State of Alaska
- Assistance with the Registration and Review process, waitlist for IDD Medicaid Waiver services
- Education and Advocacy
- Short term service coordination
- Information and options for available services
- Apply for Alaska Mental Health Trust DD Mini-Grants
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:
- Is attributable to a mental and/or physical impairment.
- Is manifested before age 22 and is likely to continue indefinitely.
- Results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity
- Capacity for Independent Living (for individuals 16 and older)
- Economic Self sufficiency (for individuals 16 and older)
For Central Peninsula, Seward and Valdez/Cordova Census communities STAR Services contact
Lynnette Haas at 907-262-6333 email@example.com
For South Peninsula STAR Services contact
Dean Sundmark 907-235-7911 firstname.lastname@example.org