Staying involved

You should start getting services within 30 days of signing the IFSP

Make sure you are getting everything that is written in the IFSP.

Once you're getting the services, here's what you can do to keep on top of things:

  • Play with your child often! Practice the skills that your service providers work on.

  • Notice any changes in your child and what kind of play they respond to best.

  • Know that you can review the IFSP and make changes any time you want! If you want to change anything about the services, talk to your service coordinator.

  • Don't be afraid to speak up and ask questions. Your EarlySteps providers are there to help your whole family.

Kids and families can change quickly! Your child may catch up and not need the same services after awhile. Or your family may have new challenges that you want to address.

To make sure that the services are working: 

  • Your FSC should review the IFSP with you every 3 months to check how things are going. (If they don't call you about this review, call them!)

  • You will get a re-evaluation after 1 year.

Image of Paula parent character on the phone beside the text 'Call you Family Service Coordinator with any questions about your Early Steps Services.'

Click on the link below to download a helpful overview of EarlySteps.


Sources: LDH, OCDD