Thank you for your interest in Starla Center.  The application process is a three-step process. This process helps the client, client’s family and Starla Center to determine whether we are the right program.

Step 1: Tour the center, meet the people we support and our team at 1870 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller TX, 76248. Tours are held by appointment scheduled by calling or texting Dr. Stella Gola @ 401-447-2417. Once the tour is completed and your questions are answered, you can decide to move on to the application process.

Step 2: Complete the on-line application and attach to an email addressed to stellagola@starlacenter.orgOur 2021 application will soon be made available, but is not available yet.  Please note: If government funds are required for payment, contract and approvals must be in place prior to the commencement of enrollment.

Step 3:  Submit a non-refundable application fee of $150 by check to the Starla Center. An intake appointment will be scheduled once the enrollment packet is complete. The applicant and family must attend the enrollment appointment. At the conclusion of the enrollment appointment, a start date will be determined.


Please note: If government funds are required for payment, contract and approvals must be in place prior to the commencement of enrollment.


Starla Center does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, or gender, in its admissions policy or programs.  It is up to the discretion of administration who is accepted for enrollment. 

Open-Door Policy

We have an open-door policy.  This means you are always welcome to visit and observe. However, we ask that this be done in such a way as not to disturb the function of our program. Be mindful that your presence may make others uncomfortable. Do not take pictures or videos of anyone unrelated to you.



Redirection and positive reinforcement are primary methods of discipline. Learning and growing requires a safe environment. Respect and tolerance are expectations. Any form of physical aggression or destructive behavior will result in leaving for the day. Parents will be apprised of any situation that occurs and must participate in developing an effective safety plan. Individuals who are not able to remain safe cannot be supported at Starla Center.

Interested in enrolling your family member?
Our 2021 application will soon be available!


"The Starla Center is the best place on the planet! The staff is amazing."

- Kyle

"It is a great place. My little brother loves it here."

- Kirk

While working at the Starla Center, I experienced a loving, nurturing place for adults with special needs. Not only is it a wonderful place for the clients, but the employees as well. We developed a bond and worked together as a team for the betterment of all!! I highly recommend the Starla Center.

- Sharon