Indiana First Steps
First Steps is the State of Indiana’s early intervention system. Our program serves families with infants and toddlers (ages birth to three) who are experiencing developmental delays or have a diagnosed condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay. First Steps is funded by state and federal funds. Every family in Indiana, regardless of income or location, can access the First Steps program.
First Steps services can begin at birth if needed, or at any time before your child’s third birthday. Services can last until your child no longer needs help or until s/he turns three years old.
Any child, age birth to three, in the state of Indiana is entitled to a developmental evaluation at no cost. However, children must meet eligibility criteria and show a need for services to receive ongoing services.