Early Steps Region 5

Address

One LakeShore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70629

(337) 475-4831

www.dhh.louisiana.gov

Date of Official Change:

May 2, 2007

Description:

Early Steps is Louisiana's Early Intervention System under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C. The system provides services to families with infants and toddlers from ages 0 to 36 months who have developmental delays or who have a medical condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are mandated by federal part C law to refer children between the ages of birth to three with a suspected developmental delay to Early Steps. Early Steps services are designed to improve the family's capacity to enhance their child's development. These services are provided in the child's natural environment, such as the home, daycare, or any other community setting typical for children ages birth to 36 months. Early Steps offers the following services.
-Assistive Technology Devices & Services
-Audiology
-Family Training, Counseling, Home Visits
-Health Services
-Medical Services
-Nutrition Services
-Occupational Therapy Services
-Physical Therapy Services
-Psychological Services
-Service Coordination
-Social Work Services
-Special Instruction
-Speech Language Pathology
-Transportation
-Translation/Interpreter Services
-Vision Services

Hours:

Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Intake Process:

Referral by SPOE - First Steps Referral and Consulting LLC - Mary F. Hockless, 134 E. Main St., Suite 4, New Iberia, La 70560 - 337-359-8748

Program Fees:

Fee will be determined by comparing the family's financial information to the Early Steps Cost Participation Schedule and the current Federal Poverty Guidelines. Some families will qualify for services at no cost to them, while others will have to pay a certain percentage of the cost of the service, because they have a higher income.

Languages:

Foreign Language, and American Sign Language

Eligibility:

Infants and toddlers who have a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay are eligible. Children with delays in cognitive, motor, vision, hearing, communication, social-emotional or adaptive development may also be eligible for services.

Handicap Accessible?

No

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

May 2, 2007

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

One LakeShore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70629

Contacts

Person in charge - Steve Ivey

Primary Contact

EarlySteps Regional Coordinator

(337) 475-4831

Phone Numbers

Main

(337) 475-4831

Fax

(337) 475-3222

Legal Status:

State

Geography Served

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  • Louisiana
    • Allen County
      • Elizabeth
      • Grant
      • Kinder
      • Mittie
      • Oberlin
      • Reeves
    • Beauregard County
      • Calcasieu County
        • Cameron County
          • Grand Chenier
          • Hackberry
        • Jefferson Davis County
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