Early Steps Program

Early Steps is a Children's Medical Services program provided by the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville department of pediatrics.

Once eligibility for the Early Steps program has been determined a child’s family, service coordinator and the clinicians on the eligibility team will design a plan of care that targets developmental concerns based on the family’s priorities. Each plan is individualized, but may include some of the following services and supports:

  • Assistive technology
  • Audiology services
  • Early intervention
  • Family support and training
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Service coordination
  • SHINE services (Serving Hearing Impaired Newborns Effectively)
  • Speech therapy
  • Vision services
  • Translator services