Founded in 1993, Star Technology Assistance, also known as the Star System, is an agency that is working under a grant made in affiliation with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services in Montgomery. Unique in the nation, it is comprised of state and federal programs that provide a continuum of services from birth through life for Alabamians with disabilities. Its services include: early intervention; children s rehabilitation services; vocational rehabilitation services; and State of Alabama independent living/homebound services. Star Technology Assistance maintains long-standing partnerships with local school systems, colleges and universities, junior colleges, vocational technical schools and community rehabilitation programs. It also provides disability management and employee placement services to Alabama businesses.