STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, a not–for-profit organization established in 1952 to serve individuals of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, is proud to announce that Dr. Ingo Bergsteinsson, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, has joined their staff at the STAR Center in Norwalk. Dr. Bergsteinsson has been working in the field of developmental disabilities since 1992 and has clinical experience in school, agency and private practice settings including a specialty in working with adults on the autism spectrum.
Bergsteinsson graduated from Western Michigan University in 1996 with a degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and moved to Connecticut in 1997 to work as a Behavior Analyst charged with overseeing and improving behavior services at the last remaining institutional setting for the developmentally disabled. Since then, Dr. Bergsteinsson has been involved in educational and private behavioral consulting, he has chaired regional programmatic review panels for the Department of Developmental Services, conducted workshops, volunteered skills and expertise for one of the first online journal in behavior analysis, and developed customized and commercial software for behavior data collection and analysis.
Katie Banzhaf, Executive Director of STAR said, “We are glad to have Ingo join the STAR team. He is highly regarded in his field and is a terrific, warm and talented person. We welcome his specialized background in working with adults who have autism, and look forward to providing the best possible services to our clients and their families.”
Ingo Bergsteinsson said, “STAR is a terrific organization and I am happy to be working with such a great group of colleagues, clients and new friends. I am enjoying this opportunity to share my experience and benefit the wonderful people we serve every day.”
STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way serves individuals of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families. STAR creates opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth by providing support, services and advocacy. They inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals. STAR serves over 600 individuals from birth through their senior years in Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Westport and Weston, They inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals. For more information about STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way please visit their website www.starct.org.