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Referral Process

Getting started with First Steps is an easy process that begins with a phone call to the Systems Point of Entry (SPOE) office 1 (800) 387-7837 or by completing the online referral form. Once a referral is received, a Service Coordinator contacts the family within two business days.

At that time, she/he will talk to the family about the First Steps program and the developmental concerns they may have for their child. She/he will schedule the Assessment Team (AT) to conduct a free evaluation on the child in his/her home at a time convenient for the family.

The AT, which consists of trained early intervention therapists, will assess the child in all developmental areas to determine whether First Steps services are warranted.

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The LPCC acts as the local governing body to the First Steps program. Its purpose is to identify issues, needs and strategies to address those needs that affect the delivery of early intervention services to the community and families. In addition to the cluster LPCC, there are committees, task forces and other local First Steps interagency groups that meet in each community to discuss more specific issues.

First Steps of North East Indiana LPCC Staff

For additional information regarding the North East Indiana LPCC or the ways you can participate, please email us at MRohrbacher@1st-kids.org.

The following counties are serviced by North East Indiana First Steps:
St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Marshall, Fulton and Kosciusko.

First Steps of North-Central Indiana LPCC Staff

For additional information regarding the North-Central Indiana LPCC or the ways you can participate, please email us at arager@1st-kids.org.

The following counties are serviced by North-Central Indiana First Steps: Allen, Adams, Wells, Huntington, Grant, Wabash and Miami.

First Steps of North West Indiana LPCC

For additional information regarding the Northwest Indiana LPCC or the ways you can participate, please email us at sberrisford@1st-Kids.org or lguistolisi@1st-kids.org

The following counties are serviced by North East Indiana First Steps:
Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper,Newton, Pulaski and Starke.

First Steps of Mid-North Indiana LPCC

For additional information regarding the Mid-North Indiana LPCC or the ways you can participate, please email us at Sluyster@1st-kids.org

The following counties are serviced by Mid-North Indiana First Steps:
Benton, White, Carroll, Clinton, Boone, Montgomery, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, Howard and Cass.

First Steps

Cluster A: Northwest Indiana First Steps
Cluster B: Northeast Indiana First Steps
Cluster C: North Central First Steps
Cluster D: Mid-North First Steps