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July 18th, 2010 - By Devin Heller
Indiana First Steps provides developmentally delayed children up to 3 years old with in-home therapy services.
A program that is part of the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative in the state, First Steps made the move to the home as part of a 1997 amendment to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The amendment stipulated that Early Intervention Services put in place by IDEA should be moved from therapy clinics, hospital departments and developmental centers to an in-home environment that further promotes advances in development.
Jennifer Throgmorton, of Griffith, is a developmental therapist working for St. Margaret Mercy Sisters of St. Francis Health Services. She has seen firsthand the benefits of in-home care.