STARS Day Training programs promote skill development in sensory-motor, cognitive, communicative, social interaction and behavioral training. Curriculum helps individuals build healthy, lasting relationships with others, engage in the community and to develop socially, emotionally and physically. We focus on life skills such as independent living, grooming, hygiene, safety and cooking and work with individuals to develop social behavior and communication integration in a safe structured environment. Staff conducts group and individual activities related to specific developmental, habilitative or recreational programs.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Music day is an especially happy day, as participants eagerly await the arrival of the musicians. Anticipation always runs high.
The musicians arrive and music fills the air. Our participants are energized. Familiar words are sung. Requests are taken. Moods are lifted and smiles are in abundance. Participants who don’t say much, raise their voice in song. Music makes the difference. It always does.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
When the art supplies come out and the art instructor walks through the classroom door, a sense of anticipation and delight is apparent.
Participants are able to express themselves through drawing, painting, sculpting and crafting. Art gives a voice to emotions. Art builds confidence. Art allows for pride of ownership. Participants work on their own and in groups. Friendships form. The hallways are filled with participant creations and supporters seek pieces out for their homes. Art makes the difference. It always does.
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in.
Bodies need to move. Muscles need to be flexed. Heart rates need to go up.
STARS participants’ minds and bodies benefit from being active and engaged. Thinking positively, exercising often, eating healthy and working hard helps our participants stay strong and be happy.
STARS exercise area affords participants the ability to move, flex and up the heart rate! STARS commitment to physical fitness is based on the principle that good things come to those who sweat.