About Us

Shining Stars Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organisation that shines a light on the talents of the special needs community!

Shining Stars Network is an expansion of the incredibly successful Shining Stars Talent Show – which was created by Sally Curci in 2012 to showcase the various talents of special needs students in Cranford, New Jersey.

The annual variety show is attended by over a 1000 people and is a testament to the power of inclusion.

Special needs and neurotypical performers come together in a dazzling display of choreography and teamwork – a culmination of four months of rehearsals and amazing dedication from the students, parents and volunteer buddies from local high schools.

Shining stars work has caught the attention of many local awards!

Sally Curci and Shining Stars were awarded the prestigious Betty McGhee Award for her service to the special needs community by the Arc of Union County. Sally was also honored by the Cranford Board of Education for her service to the community.

In addition to media content, Shining Stars Network is working at the community level to develop events and experiences that bring the special needs community together and are inclusive to special needs and non-special needs alike.

Shining Stars Network is a place where everyone can feel at home. We sincerely look forward to sharing many amazing stories, events and experiences with you. Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey!

Shining Stars Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to shining a light on the special needs community through media, events and experiences.

Our Mission

We host inclusive events that provide opportunities for people with and without special needs to come together. We create and cultivate experiences that enhance the lives of people within the special needs community.

We believe that individuals with special needs have their own unique talents to share with the world. We believe that everyone should have the chance to showcase their abilities and talents. We believe that everyone should have a chance to connect with their community.