We Build Community.

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Our Core Mission

Starfire is a groundbreaking organization working to build better lives for people with developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy. We do this by increasing social connectivity through meaningful relationships and by working to remove barriers to opportunities in the community where people can be known for their gifts, not their disability. Starfire is setting a best practice in the field of disabilities inclusion in partnership with Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and Governor Kasich’s Employment First Initiative.



An Interview with
The Melnyk Clement Family

Clifton now has a Pop Up Puppy Party (PUPP) each month at a privately owned lot on Ludlow Ave. It’s built around community and being good neighbors. Cassandra, Nestor, Troy and Sophia are a close-knit family whose initial goal was to do something cool in their neighborhood.   Learn More


Download our 2017-2018 Annual Report

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Donate to support inclusive community building 

Our work is all about relationships. Starfire supports 100 people with developmental disabilities and their families each year.

Starfire supports people with developmental disabilities experiencing loneliness by connecting them to people and ways to share their passions in the community. On average people beginning our program have only 1 or 2 close community friendships. Our work is to change that picture.


Starfire Design Toolkit For Events

Check out this Design for Inclusive Neighborhoods PDF and source files from our friends at We Have Become Vikings. Inside you’ll find logos, typefaces and source files for building a fun, energetic, poster, flyer and social campaign to share and get your event moving with Starfire today.