Dear friends,

Last week marked Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. I spent much of my early career serving as a Direct Support Professional (DSP). DSPs are on the front lines supporting individuals with disabilities to live successfully in the community

I appreciate the commitment of each DSP to show up and give it their all each day – especially during the pandemic. We have a team of phenomenal leaders that continue to accept the challenge of these uncertain times and rise to the occasion!

Read more about why we’re grateful for our DSPs and what they like about their work.

I can’t thank our DSPs enough and I’m honored to serve alongside each one of them!

Be well,

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Nikisha Ridgeway

What else is going on at Starbridge?

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Join us for Cause for Celebration – an evening of comedy and funraising on Wednesday, October 12th at Comedy @ The Carlson!

Before the show, browse our silent auction or purchase a bottle of wine from our wine pull.

During the show, help us honor our Community Champion Award recipients who make a positive difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities. We’ll enjoy performances by comedians Todd Youngman and Dan Viola. Plus, your ticket includes hearty hors d’oeuvres and desserts!

Your support of Cause for Celebration will make it possible for children to achieve success in education, youth and adults to succeed in employment, and individuals to live healthy lives in our community.

You can attend in-person or watch the show online. Tickets are on sale now!

Back to School Time!

back to school stock graphicStudents who have disabilities or suspected disabilities and are age 5-26 have access to a variety of supports, services, programs and accommodations that allow them to receive an appropriate education to prepare for adulthood.

Our staff can provide information about –

  • Federal and state laws and regulations governing the delivery of special education
  • How to navigate school systems and policies
  • Techniques to help you communicate effectively with your child’s school team
  • Resources available to assist you

If you need to speak with one of our Family Education Specialists or Advocates, use the Contact Us form or call us at 585-224-7359 and leave a message for our Intake Coordinator. We also have several free webinars on education-related topics available this fall – click for our events calendar.

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Intersectionality: The Pieces of Me Virtual Conference

October 18th  *  9am-1pm

Join us to learn more about intersectionality and disability, how our identities interact to impact our lived experiences, and why this matters.

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