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Community Fund Of Darien Supports Birth To 3 Program At Norwalk's STAR

Barbara Fitzpatrick, Director of STAR’s Rubino Family Center and Birth to Three Program is flanked by Carrie Bernier and Amy Wilkinson from The Community Fund of Darien.
Barbara Fitzpatrick, Director of STAR’s Rubino Family Center and Birth to Three Program is flanked by Carrie Bernier and Amy Wilkinson from The Community Fund of Darien. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. — STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way was recently awarded a grant for $38,500 from The Community Fund of Darien to support STAR’s Rubino Family Center Birth to Three Program for babies and young children.

The program provides comprehensive services for infants and toddlers who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and in-home early intervention services.

STAR’s Birth to Three Program is recognized state-wide as exemplary in achieving positive results, with more children entering school developmentally on track in terms of literacy and social, emotional and intellectual skills.

“We are greatly appreciative of the history of generous support STAR has received from The Community Fund of Darien and their genuine understanding of the importance and lifelong impact of the Birth to Three Program," said Barbara Fitzpatrick, Director of STAR’s Rubino Family Center. "Funding from The Community Fund of Darien helps our local children attain developmental milestones that will be their springboard to success in traditional preschool, elementary school and beyond.”

STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is a not-for-profit organization serving individuals of all ages who have developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families. STAR serves nearly 600 individuals from birth through their senior years in Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Westport and Weston.

For more information about STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way visit the website at www.starct.org .

The Community Fund of Darien has helped those in need for over 65 years. Its grants to local nonprofits are targeted toward the most critical needs in Darien, Stamford and Norwalk. To learn more, visit its website at www.communityfunddarien.org .

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