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​First Steps is a statewide program providing early intervention services for children from birth to age 3. First Steps is administered by the Department for Public Health.  The Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs (OCSHCN) manages the point of entry for the KIPDA region.

The point of entry office (POE) is responsible for receiving all referrals to the First Steps program, determining eligibility through evaluations and assessments, and coordinating the development of the initial Individualized Family Service Plan. 

POEs also are responsible for local Child Find activities, local public awareness activities, local interagency coordination/collaboration, administrative monitoring and analysis of POE and district performance.

More information about First Steps and points of entry offices statewide, visit the First Steps web page.

The KIPDA POE office is located at:

312 Whittington Parkway
Louisville, KY 40222
Toll-free: 800-442-0087
Fax: 502-429-1255

Serving families in:  Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties.