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First Steps

What is First Steps?

Indiana’s First Steps System is a family-centered, locally-based, coordinated system that provides early intervention services to infants and young children with disabilities or who are developmentally vulnerable.

First Steps brings together families and professionals from education, health and social service agencies. By coordinating locally available services, First Steps is working to give Indiana’s children and their families the widest possible array of early intervention resources.

Families who are eligible to participate in Indiana’s First Steps System include children ages birth to three years, who are experiencing developmental delays and/or have a diagnosed condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay.

About Special Kids (A.S.K.)

About Special Kids is a “Parent to Parent” organization that works throughout the state of Indiana to answer questions and provide support, information and resources. We are parents and family members of children with special needs and we help other families and professionals understand the various systems that are encountered related to special needs. Our central office is located in Indianapolis, Indiana where parents from the entire state can access information, resources and support. Regional Parent Liaisons are located in southeastern IN serving Clark, Scott, Floyd and Harrison counties as well as northwest IN serving Lake and Porter counties.

The mission of About Special Kids is: Supporting children with special needs and their families by providing information, peer support, and education, and building partnerships with professionals and communities

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