First Steps is a program that matches the unique needs of infants and toddlers who have developmental delays with professional resources within the community.
If you have a child up to three years old, First Steps will provide educational material and other resources to help you recognize developmental problems as early as possible.
Services We Coordinate
Each eligible child receives an individual assessment, with parents and other relatives providing input. Led by an assigned service coordinator, a team works with the family to develop an individualized family service plan (IFSP) to provide appropriate services to the child and family using professional resources within the community. You can arrange for an assessment by contacting your local Mississippi Department of Health office.
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
An IFSP is written plan for providing early intervention services to an eligible child and the child's family that builds on the results of our assessment.
Get in touch — find out more
To learn more about First Steps and to find out whether you are eligible, contact your local health office, or call (601) 576-7427 in the Jackson area, or call toll-free 1-800-451-3903.
To contact a district coordinator, see our list of Early Intervention District Coordinators.
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