Welcome to AccessStar Community Engagement, a place where we are committed to fostering meaningful connections and facilitating vibrant interactions within the community for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We believe that the community is a rich and dynamic learning environment, and we are dedicated to creating opportunities that promote engagement, growth, and inclusion.
Our Community Engagement Approach:
At AccessStar, we offer a diverse range of opportunities that empower individuals to build relationships and thrive within their community. We recognize the importance of creating natural and authentic settings where meaningful interactions can take place. Our activities are thoughtfully planned and seamlessly integrated into the daily routines of the individuals we serve.
Enriching Experiences in Natural Settings:
Our community engagement services are designed to take advantage of the natural ebb and flow of community life. Whether it’s a casual visit to a local park, a shared experience at a cultural event, or a collaborative project with a community organization, our goal is to create genuine connections that go beyond the boundaries of disability.
Dedicated Support Professionals:
AccessStar is proud to have a team of dedicated Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who are matched with individuals to provide personalized support during planned activities. Our DSPs play a crucial role in ensuring that each interaction is meaningful and purposeful while also fostering a sense of independence and self-confidence.
Embracing Virginia’s Community Spirit:
Our services are offered in small groups across the beautiful state of Virginia. We believe in harnessing the unique spirit of each local community to create experiences that resonate with the preferences and needs of the individuals we serve. Under the guidance of an AccessStar Coordinator, our DSPs work collaboratively to ensure that every interaction is tailored to enhance the individual’s quality of life.
Tailored Plans and Individualized Schedules:
At AccessStar, we understand that each person has their own unique preferences, routines, and support needs. That’s why we prioritize individualized planning, involving the individual in the development of their own activity schedule. We encourage active participation and strive to create a sense of ownership, ensuring that the schedule reflects their desires and aspirations.
Continued Growth and Learning:
Our mission extends beyond community engagement – we are dedicated to helping individuals function as independently as possible and acquire new skills. The activities we offer are carefully curated to provide opportunities for personal growth, skill development, and the pursuit of new interests.
Seamless Scheduling for Seamless Connections:
To streamline the process, we utilize advanced scheduling software that matches individuals with community DSPs. This ensures that every interaction is well-coordinated and aligned with the individual’s schedule and preferences.
Limitless Community Opportunities:
The possibilities for community engagement at AccessStar are truly endless. We are committed to nurturing a sense of belonging, creating lasting memories, and opening doors to a world of diverse experiences within the larger community.
Join us in embracing the spirit of community and inclusion at AccessStar Community Engagement. Discover how we are redefining possibilities and empowering individuals to lead enriched and fulfilling lives.