Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

STAR Autism Support is committed to the ongoing work of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
We celebrate the differences that make each person unique, both at work and in the communities we serve.
We strive every day to make positive educational outcomes accessible to all students and educators.

This commitment is also foundational to our company culture. Our vision of equity includes a continuous commitment to becoming an anti-racist, multicultural organization.

We strive to provide all employees with a culture of curiosity and continued learning.

Our company values are listed below:

  • Use innovative, evidence-based, culturally responsive strategies to positively impact our stakeholders including students with autism and educators
  • Practice professional and personal accountability, adaptability, and respect for others
  • Maintain sustainable growth and long-term partnerships with our stakeholders in order to provide equitable services to all

We collaborate with districts to meet the unique needs of their populations.

We are committed to continuously evaluating our resources to ensure diverse and inclusive representation, so that all students and educators can identify with the curriculum.

To create an inclusive environment at STAR, we are seeking transformative change by educating ourselves in cultural responsiveness.

In this ongoing effort, we are partnering with community members and DEI practitioners to make a positive change. We know this work never ends.

Our DEI Committee was established in June 2020 in response to the racial reckoning our country experienced following George Floyd’s murder, and to commit to the fight against the systemic injustices that continue to oppress marginalized populations. Our DEI Committee is a space for employees to consider the broad challenges related to equity and social justice, critically investigate our own understanding and advocacy of DEI values, and prioritize our goals for improving equity and inclusion for the people we serve. Learn more about our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by reviewing our Initiatives in Progress and Long-Term Initiatives.