First Steps Point of Entry

First Steps is Kentuckys Early Intervention System that serves children from birth to the age of three who have developmental delays or a medical condition that is known to cause a delay.  The Office provides screening and eligibility determination for all referrals, as well as service coordination for families who have children in the First Steps Program. 

Child Evaluation Specialists will:

  • Screen all referrals to determine if the child has a potential delay.
  • Complete evaluations and assessments of children for eligibility determination and program planning.

Service Coordinators will: 

  • Guide families through the First Steps program.
  • Coordinate developmental evaluations and determinations regarding eligibility.
  • Assist family with obtaining on-going intervention services for their child, if eligible.
  • Assist family with locating other community resources that may provide additional supports to their family.

Therapists or Interventionists provide early intervention services in the childs natural environment (home, daycare and community).  This allows the parents or caregivers the opportunity to learn activities that promote the childs development.   

Early Intervention services may be provided by:  

Speech Therapist
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Developmental Interventionist
Behavior Interventionist
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Teacher of the Visually Impaired 

If you are concerned that a child under the age of three is not meeting his/her developmental milestones, you may make a referral by calling First Steps Point of Entry at:
(859) 271-9448.


Additional Resources and Links:

First Steps Handbook

First Steps Quick
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First Steps Referral Form First Steps Point of Entry
343 Waller Ave.
  Suite 201
, KY  40504
Phone (859) 271-9448 or  (800) 454-2764
Fax (859) 272-6893





1351 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511-1277
859.255.4866 (fax)


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