As Hoosiers, we believe that nothing is more important than fostering the strong development of Indiana’s young children. Today’s children become tomorrow’s adults and investing in early childhood sets the trajectory for optimal development and community participation. Indiana has a thriving statewide early intervention system called First Steps. First Steps identifies very young children (birth to 3) who are experiencing developmental delays and disabilities, and provides those children and their families with needed services in their home. Early intervention is an exciting time to work with children and families, since brain development occurs most rapidly and flexibly during these first three years of life. First Steps served 26,074 children and families last year alone!
First Steps will be holding the third statewide conference for our dedicated personnel. This special conference brings Indiana’s Early Interventionists together to share, learn, and network, for the betterment of our young people. The conference will be held on June 11-12, 2020 in Bloomington, Indiana and will include two national keynote speakers.
More than 400 people attended our last two First Steps Conferences. They were both incredible events. Please help us make this next First Steps conference a collaborative success by becoming a sponsor. We will honor each of our sponsors, in various ways, at the event. For more information about the benefits of sponsorship please email Joy Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit a proposal to present your evidence-based research or innovative ideas in a break out session or as a poster presenter please complete this survey by the end of business on January 15, 2020. Notification of acceptance will occur by the end of February 2020. Each proposal chosen will receive one conference registration.