About Us

Our Mission

To assure that all Indiana families with infants and toddlers experiencing developmental delays or disabilities have access to early intervention services close to home when they need them. This is accomplished through the implementation of a comprehensive, coordinated system of local interagency councils called first steps.

First Steps – South East

First Steps – South East, through Thrive Alliance, serves children  and families in Bartholomew, Blackford, Brown, Decatur, Dearborn, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Hancock, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Henry, Lawrence, Madison, Monroe, Ohio, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Shelby, Switzerland, Union, and Wayne Counties. (See Cluster H and J in Map Below)

Anyone  can make a referral to First Steps!

Call us toll free at  (866) 644-2454


fax a referral form to (812)373-3620


Use this developmental checklist to track your child’s development.


 1531 13th St., Suite G900, Columbus, IN 47201


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