First Steps/Point of Entry services are designed for children, age birth to three, who are suspected of having a developmental delay or an established risk for having a developmental delay. Referrals receive an initial screening to determine if a comprehensive assessment across all developmental areas is warranted. Following the comprehensive assessment, service coordinators working through the First Steps/Point of Entry, meet with family members to develop a plan for intervening in the areas identified as needing assistance.
The First Step/Point of Entry service coordinator monitors services and progress toward goals until your child is age three. When age three occurs, you and your child are provided assistance to transition to needed support from the local school system. First Steps Point of Entry services are delivered in partnership with St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
For 24-hour access to behavioral healthcare and developmental disabilities services via phone, triage crisis assessment and brief treatment, contact our Access team:
859-331-3292 (main number)
859-331-1792 (for TTY)
877-889-1792 (for toll-free TTY)
Additional Developmental Disabilities Services
Michelle P. Waiver Services
Supports for Community Living (SCL) Medicaid Waiver
Adult Foster Care
Adult Day Training & Vocational Services
Supported Employment Services
Preadmission Screening and Residential Review (PASRR) Specialized Services
Hart Supported Living Grants