STARS Program Overview

Stars- (System of Transitioning Acquisition and Retention Skills)

Stars is a focused treatment model targeting social and emotional learning necessary to make and keep friends and interact meaningfully in a classroom setting. With a systematic approach, tailoring treatment to the individualized outcomes of the learner, skill targets focus on the successful progression from individualized learning to group learning. Therapy is planned intentionally to promote meaningful interactions between children to cultivate friendships. Clinicians work with the learner and their family to develop individualized strategies that promote relationship building, independence, and self-advocation skills.

As students start to master communication skills, it's an important next step to teach them the social skills they will use in a classroom setting at school such as:

  • Following group directions  
  • Taking turns
  • Sharing materials
  • Lining up
  • Being able to ask peers and staff for help to get their needs met. 


Stars Line 2-1

Therapy Components

What the STARS program looks like

Since the STARS program is meant to get our learners ready for public school, children will start to rely less on their direct staff working with them and start listening to instructions given to a whole group, participate in social opportunities and thrive with predictable daily structure and 

Stars Components 2

How to Begin: 

Below is what to expect when starting services with Constellations:

Intake Process

Cost/Insurance Information

ABA Therapy is a Medical Treatment

and is covered in part or in full by most health insurance plans. Constellations will work with your insurance provider on getting authorizations in place for services. It's important that you also contact your insurance for information on out of pocket deductibles  and/or copays. 


In addition to insurance, Constellations works with families to set up payment plans for out of pocket costs not covered by your insurance. The office support staff at your location will be able to connect you to our billing team. 

Insurance Card Graphic-3

List of Insurance Plans that we Currently Accept:



Anthem BC/BS


Harvard Pilgrim

NH Medicaid

New Hampshire Healthy Families


United Healthcare