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Life After First Steps

Sometimes children still need therapy or services after exiting the First Steps Program. Transition into another program can be an anxious experience for families. 


Your local System Point of Entry (SPOE) and Local Planning and Coordinating Council (LPCC) are available to assist you in making those transitions as smoothly as possible. Your service coordinator will continually help you through every change you may encounter within the program.

Preparation for transitioning out of the First Steps Program will include participating in a transition meeting to discuss options outside of First Steps, additional evaluations, and/or sharing information with preschools to determine the services your child will need (if any) when they leave the system, as well as other activities designed to prepare you for life after First Steps.



Concerned about your child transitioning from First Steps services? Each year, Central Indiana First Steps hosts an event called "Next Steps: Life After First Steps" that provides information to families about services provided by the local school district.  

Join us for the Next Steps: Life after First Steps event.  Specific information below: 

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Unable to attend the Next Steps: Life after First Steps event in person?  Below is a recorded virtual session of the presentation.

Click the image below to watch a video of this informative event.

Next Steps_Life After First Steps Forum 2021

Next Steps_Life After First Steps Forum 2021

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Other Transition Resources

Transition Resource Presentation from Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) at Indiana University 

A video presentation reagrding helpful transition resouces presented by Katie Herron


Comparison Between First Steps and School System Services

One page document that compares First Steps Service and Preschool Special Education Services offered by local school districts

Cluster G Transition Memorandum of Agreement with Local School Districts

Outlines the process of transitioning from Part C services (First Steps) to Part B services in the local school  district.


Provides parents, families, and service providers in the state of Indiana the information & training necessary

to help assure effective educational programs & appropriate services for individuals with disabilities.

Indiana Family to Family

Indiana’s parent to parent organization that works throughout the state to give support, answer questions

and provide information and resources to families of children with special needs. 

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