Early Steps Region 8


P.O. Box 6118
Monroe, LA 71211-6118

(318) 361-7201


Date of Official Change:

May 2, 2007


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
-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
-Translation/Interpreter Services
-Vision Services


Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Intake Process:

Referral from SPOE - Easter Seals of Louisiana
Payton Fisher - Director - 1107 Hudson Lane, Suite B, Monroe, LA 71201 - 318-322-4788

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.


Foreign Language, and American Sign Language


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?


Is Shelter?


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Date of Official Change:

May 2, 2007

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

P.O. Box 6118
Monroe, LA 71211-6118


P.O. Box 6118
Monroe, LA 71211-6118


Person in charge - Kathy Waxman

Primary Contact

Regional Coordinator


Phone Numbers


(318) 361-7201


(318) 362-3163

Legal Status:


Geography Served

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  • Louisiana
    • Caldwell County
      • Columbia
      • Grayson
      • Kelly
    • East Carroll County
      • Franklin County
        • Chase
        • Crowville
        • Fort Necessity
        • Gilbert
        • Jigger
        • Wisner
      • Jackson County
        • Lincoln County
          • Madison County
            • Morehouse County
              • Ouachita County
                • Calhoun
                • Eros
                • Fairbanks
                • Monroe
                • Sterlington
                • Swartz
                • West Monroe
              • Richland County
                • Delhi
                • Mangham
                • Rayville
                • Start
              • Tensas County
                • Saint Joseph
              • Union County
                • West Carroll County
                  • Epps
                  • Forest
                  • Kilbourne
                  • Pioneer
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