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Short-Term Assistance & Referral Programs (STAR)


The STAR program assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families wishing to access services through State of Alaska Developmental Disabilities Programs.  The STAR Program is often the “point of entry” for accessing services.  Assistance may include:  applying for eligibility; referral to a wide variety of resources in their home community; completing forms and gathering documentation for Medicaid, the Registration and Review, other public programs; and/or applying for Mini-Grants.  STAR discretionary funds are available to assist families in avoiding or alleviating a crisis if other resources, private or public, are not available.

For assistance and contacts:


Claire Fordyce
PO Box 110680,
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0680
Phone: (907) 465-4798
Fax: (907) 465-1170