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First Steps/Point of Entry


First Steps
(Kentucky’s Early Intervention Services)

The First Steps Program provides services to children ages birth to 3 years old with developmental delays or an established risk diagnosis who are in need of early intervention within the Green River District Area.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Developmental Delay: An evaluation will be completed to determine if the child is developing age appropriate skills in the areas of cognitive, fine and gross motor, adaptive, social-emotional, and communication skills. If the child is determined to be delayed in any of these areas of development, the child may qualify for First Steps intervention.
  • Established Risk Diagnosis: If a child has an established risk diagnosis which has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay, such as Down’s Syndrome, hearing loss, etc., the child automatically will qualify for First Steps services.

First Steps Services include:

  • Screening, Evaluation and Assessment
  • Service Coordination
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Developmental Intervention Therapy
  • Assistive Technology
  • Transition Services

First Steps services are available to any child and family who meet the eligibility criteria, regardless of income.

Anyone may make a referral for a child who is under the age of 3 years old.

Contact Information
To make a referral, contact the First Steps Point of Entry Office at 270-852-2905 or 270-686-7747; for outside of Daviess County call toll free at 888-686-1414