First Steps will be holding an annual statewide conference for their dedicated personnel. This special conference brings Indiana’s early interventionists and families together to share, learn, and network. The conference will be held on June 9-10, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana (online if Covid regulations dictate).
Call for Proposals
Indiana First Steps is partnering with Indiana University’s Early Childhood Center to bring together national and local experts on early intervention. To submit a proposal to present your evidence-based research or innovative ideas at the conference please complete the submission form. Submissions will be accepted until January 4, 2022.
Become a Sponsor or an Exhibitor
The 2022 First Steps conference is rapidly approaching. We know last year was tough and your focus may not be on early intervention for families of children with disabilities. But early intervention needs you more than ever. Our early intervention providers spent last year learning how to do services with families remotely, through phones and iPads and laptops. They pivoted quickly and learned how to show parents how to help their children using dolls and gestures and verbal prompts. Children with disabilities are often at greater risk of contracting infections, so families have been isolating and depending more than ever on their First Steps providers for much needed support and information.
For these reasons, a 2022 conference is desperately needed; to share best practices in early intervention that have changed and evolved due to COVID. Don’t miss out on your chance to sponsor or exhibit at this virtual event. Your sponsorship will provide Indiana’s early intervention professionals a chance to learn and network. This year will also offer families of young children with disabilities a chance to join the conference with dedicated sessions that will help them in supporting their children and connecting with other families.