First Steps of Mid-North Indiana

620 Morland DrLafayette, IN
Phone: 7654201404
Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pmEmail: khall@1st-kids.orgWebsite: Visit Website

First Steps is a state and federally funded program that provides services at little to no cost to children who are experiencing developmental delays and their families.

Your infant or toddler, through 35 months of age, can receive a developmental screening to determine if any early intervention services are needed.

First Steps may be needed for a child for many different reasons, including; a medical condition or diagnosis, a condition with a high probability of delay (such as genetic disorder, sensory impairment, or severe toxic exposure), and/or a delay in meeting developmental milestones.

After a referral is made, an Assessment Team of therapists will assess and evaluate the child’s development in these areas: cognitive, physical, communication, social-emotional and adaptive. To be eligible for services, the child must show a 25% delay in one area or a 20% delay in two areas.

Available services for eligible children:

-Assistive Technology


-Diagnostic services

-Family support

-Health services

-Nursing services

-Nutrition services

-Occupational therapy

-Physical therapy

-Psychological services

-Social work services

-Special instruction

-Speech pathology


-Vision services

A referral can be made by phone at 765-420-1404 or fax at 765-420-1406.