Illinois Early Intervention and Indiana First Steps

Illinois Early Intervention

For a full list and more information on what services are and are not covered, please visit the Early Intervention website.

I think my child may benefit from these services, what should I do?

Find which CFC (Child and Family Connections) office is in your area and contact them directly to begin the process.

I’ve been referred to Early Intervention, what now?

Your service coordinator will be in contact regarding an evaluation and the process moving forward. If you are interested in a Milestone therapist working with your child you can request a specific therapist or the company in general.  From there, the Service Coordinator will reach out to Milestone and confirm availability.

Indiana First Steps

First Steps is Indiana’s early intervention program for children 0-3 with developmental delays or disabilities. A brief list of services available through the program include: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, developmental therapy, social work, vision, and audiology. For a full list and more information, please visit the First Steps website.

I think my child may benefit from these services, what should I do?

Click here and follow the steps based on your county listed.

I’ve been referred to First Steps with Milestone, what now?

Speak with your service coordinator, who will provide you options of which providers are currently available. If you are interested in having someone from Milestone Therapy work with your family, please let them know and they can contact our office to confirm availability.

Upcoming Events

13 /April

01:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Parenting in the Kitchen: Home Strategies for Families in Feeding Therapy

Location: Milestone Therapy, 370 W 80th Pl, Merrillville IN 46410

Please note: In order to allow a larger audience to learn from Melanie, we will be providing chairs, but not tables in the room. Please feel free to bring a clipboard or other writing surface if you’d like to take notes while seated.

Course Description: This seminar connects professionals with tools to parents of children who struggle to eat. Parents of children with feeding disorders face challenges at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time. They often spend the day worried about how much their child will consume, unsure of how to help them learn to eat with more variety and concerned about the child’s nutritional health. Studies have shown that as parental stress increases, positive parent-child interactions decrease. A consistent, positive feeding relationship between parent and child is essential to making progress in feeding therapy. Those who treat children for feeding difficulties want to know how to support both the child and the family with practical, everyday strategies. What approach can parents take to bring joy back to the family table while the child’s feeding development improves over time? A child’s relationship with food influences family dynamics, therefore a family-centered approach to treatment is essential to progress feeding skills.


11 /April

11:00 PM - 01:00 AM

April 2019 Respite Night

Milestone Therapy is hosting another Parent Respite Night – open gym, crafts, and games for our young clients and their siblings from ages 0-16.

While your children are in the hands of some very skilled pediatric caregivers, why don’t you escape for a few hours? Maybe a nice dinner or a few drinks, anything to help you relax.