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Since its founding more than 70 years ago — with help from several Westporters, and important funding from the Westport Woman’s Club — STAR Lighting the Way has grown into a vital resource for people with individual or developmental disabilities.

STAR provides a wide array of services for over 700 individuals in Fairfield County, from birth to their senior years. STAR helps them live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth, through early intervention pediatric therapies, family support, high school transition, customized employment and job support, assistive technology, adult day services, recreation, and residential support in group homes and apartments.

For over 40 years, Katie Banzhaf has been an integral part of STAR. This Friday marks her last day as executive director. She looks forward to traveling, and pursuing her passion for gardening.

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Click here to view photos from retirement parties for Katie (photos courtesy of Miggs Burroughs)

Katie Banzhaf Legacy Fund

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