First Steps - Northwest Indiana

First Steps - Northwest Indiana First Steps is Indiana's Early Intervention System. We provide therapies to children birth to three with developmental delays or those at risk for delays.
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Northwest Indiana First Steps serves Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, Newton, Starke & Polaski Counties. If you have a child age birth to three and have concerns for their development, please call the Northwest Indiana First Steps office today to make a referral. NWI First Steps provides evaluations and home-based therapies to children for children birth to three who have developmental delays or disabilities. First Steps services are available to all Indiana children, regardless of family income, if the child meets eligibility criteria. We operate on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. Please visit our website or contact your local First Steps office for more information.

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Special Olympics Indiana - Lake County
10/26/2020

Special Olympics Indiana - Lake County

A safe way to get some goodies.
$5 per person. Some proceeds to benefit Special Olympics.

First Steps - Northwest Indiana
10/26/2020

First Steps - Northwest Indiana

The Nest - Childhood Intervention
06/04/2020

The Nest - Childhood Intervention

How to talk to your child at every age
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Kidworks, Llc
06/04/2020

Kidworks, Llc

Don’t wait if you have concerns.
Our next Free VIRTUAL Screening is coming up Saturday, June 13th from 9:00am till 11:00am.
Please call our main office at 219-983-9675 to make an appointment.
This screening is open to all families!!!
We look forward to virtually seeing you!

Family & Children's Center
06/04/2020

Family & Children's Center

If you’re concerned about your child’s speech or language skills, please call North East Indiana First Steps for a referral 574-293-2813. They are now conducting evaluations via Telehealth and you do not need a doctor’s referral for an evaluation.

https://mommycon.com/2018/05/07/10-easy-toddler-crafts-for-mothers-day/Wishing all the moms out there a Happy Mother's D...
05/08/2020
10 Easy Toddler Crafts for Mother’s Day

https://mommycon.com/2018/05/07/10-easy-toddler-crafts-for-mothers-day/

Wishing all the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day! Here are ten cute crafts for toddlers to make for Mom's special day!

Mother’s Day is coming up quicker than you think and it’s time to start getting read to buy gifts for loved ones. Along with buying gifts for loved ones, another gift idea that is straight from the heart are crafts from your toddler made specifically for that person!

05/08/2020
Kidworks, Llc

A video to make you smile as we head into the weekend!

Mom practicing imitation of faces in the mirror!🥰
Parents are teachers!

05/05/2020

May is Speech Therapy and Better Hearing Month! Thanks to all of our wonderful speech therapists for the amazing jobs you do every day!

Author Unknown....

”I'm a Speech Pathologist." “So you teach people how to talk?" No. Sit back for a moment and let me tell you what a Speech-Language Pathologist pours their heart into day after day...

We teach memory strategies to someone with dementia so she can remember the names of her grandchildren...

We help a person, whose brain can no longer send the correct signals to produce basic sentences, answer the simplest of questions so he can participate in life with others...

We help a child on the autism spectrum with their social skills, in the hopes that the bullying will stop and they will make one friend before the end of the school year...

We rehab someone's swallowing muscles so they can have a sip of McAlister's ice tea, because it is their absolute favorite...

We give hope to the parents who have finally accepted their child is delayed, after the doctor repeatedly tells them he is just a late talker...

We teach someone with new cochlear implants how to communicate without sign language after a lifetime of deafness being all they know...

We ease a stuttering child's anxiety when they are preparing to stand up in front of their class to give a book report...

We show someone how to apply a passy-muir valve to their tracheostomy so they can use their voice to tell their family "I love you."...

We have the difficult conversation with a family to tell them that grandma's cognitive impairments make her unsafe to go back to her home alone...

We help a child pronounce certain sounds correctly, after years of others reinforcing the wrong way, when they reach an age where their impairment is no longer considered cute...

We help a young, intelligent woman who has had a massive stroke learn to use a speech-generating device so that she can return to her vibrant and capable self....

And then we think about these people when we're falling asleep at night and we pray for them and we spend time off the clock and our own money on things that we think may help them even the slightest...

And we constantly put up with being misunderstood and overlooked. This is why it takes 7 years to become an SLP and we love what we do.

So if you know a Speech Pathologist, tell them thank you and give them a hug, because I promise you, after spending their days pouring their hearts into others, they need someone to replenish theirs."

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month❤️💙❤️

Too sweet not to share!
04/30/2020

Too sweet not to share!

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You're Invited to Be Well Indiana!Be Well Indiana provides resources to help Hoosiers manage their mental health through...
04/28/2020

You're Invited to Be Well Indiana!

Be Well Indiana provides resources to help Hoosiers manage their mental health throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

04/27/2020
Early Learning Connections

Early Learning Connections

Geminus Community Partners has funds available to assist families who have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

This funding can assist with rent, utilities, baby needs, food, etc…

To get additional information, if you live in Lake County, please contact 866-641-7181.

To get additional information, if you live in Porter, La Porte, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Starke, or Pulaski, please contact 888-357-4264.

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
04/27/2020

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

The next "Drive Thru Only" Mobile Market food distribution (sponsored by Highland Community Foundation) will be on Wednesday, April 29th, 4pm-6pm, in Highland at Warren Elementary School, 2901 100th Street. Enter the NE lot near doors E and F. The lot will open at 3:30pm.

PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 3:30PM.
PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 3:30PM
PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 3:30PM

Mobile Market is available to anyone in need of food assistance. Groceries will be prepackaged. If you miss it, please be patient. We will be distributing at different locations throughout the Region.

To see the full schedule of upcoming Mobile Market food distributions, visit https://foodbanknwi.org/mobilemarketplace

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
04/27/2020

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Tuesday, May 5th is #GivingTuesdayNow. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Dutch Farms, and the NWI Times are partnering to share 200,000 eggs with our entire community. Stop by anytime between 9am and 5pm to get as many as you need. Find out more: www.foodbanknwi.org/eggs4everyone

#Eggs4Everyone
#DutchFarms
#FoodBankNWI

This is a great interactive tool from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help parents and caregivers with questions a...
04/24/2020
Healthy Children

This is a great interactive tool from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help parents and caregivers with questions about their child's physical development. It is available in both English and Spanish.

Physical developmental delays are when children aren’t doing activities (like rolling over, sitting without support, or walking) that other children their age are doing. Developmental delays can be a sign of a serious health condition, so it’s important to talk with your child’s pediatrician about them. The American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC have developed a tool to help track your child’s development: www.healthychildren.org/motordelay

Hands in Autism
04/24/2020

Hands in Autism

Enjoy this printable coloring page from HANDS celebrating the Art Expo and our 15 year anniversary! If you color something today, snap a picture and tag #AutismArtExpo2020 and @HANDSinAutism so we can share it! #AutismAcceptance #IndyArts #HANDSArtExpo https://iu.box.com/s/lia1mjzuwqhm557jf1k6rz9387jtrlgf

04/24/2020
04/24/2020
Healthy Children

Healthy Children

Join Dr. David Hill for an #AskthePediatrician on Facebook Live! Dr. Hill will be going over the latest parenting and #COVID19 updates from the experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics and taking your questions live. Don't miss out and click the "Get Reminder" button!

2020 Autism Art Expo “Ten” Goes Virtual on April 24!It’s time to celebrate the 10th Annual Autism Art Expo—Virtually! Th...
04/24/2020

2020 Autism Art Expo “Ten” Goes Virtual on April 24!

It’s time to celebrate the 10th Annual Autism Art Expo—Virtually!

The expo is a celebration of Autism Awareness Month through the creative expression by and in support of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
This year, we have been preparing some online displays to highlight the participating artists in lieu of our traditional in-person displays. Here’s how you can enjoy the expo on Friday, April 24—and beyond:

• View the artwork in our collection on Pressbooks: https://iu.pressbooks.pub/autismartexpo2020/. It’s currently being updated as new artwork is submitted.
• Share your artwork and we’ll add it to the expo exhibit. Submit electronic art via our submission form (https://tinyurl.com/y7jbdhvr). Artwork will continue to be added through the end of April!
• Join in on the fun as we post artwork ideas and highlight some of the artwork from past and present expos on our Facebook Event Page (https://tinyurl.com/yb9y5gsn)
• Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

The Fussy Baby Network that is run by the Erickson Institute in Chicago is offering free services to families with babie...
04/22/2020

The Fussy Baby Network that is run by the Erickson Institute in Chicago is offering free services to families with babies under the age of one while the stay at home order is in place. The program is for families who are caring for infants with fussiness, sleeping difficulties or feeding difficulties.

Kidworks, Llc
04/21/2020

Kidworks, Llc

Feeding therapy at it’s finest!🥣
Dax didn’t want anything to do with the noodles at first, but at the end did not want to stop playing!!

The OT Toolbox
04/21/2020

The OT Toolbox

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WHAT EVERY OT WISHES EVERY PARENT KNEW

Development, strength and milestones happens on the floor!⁠⠀
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Tummy time helps build so many muscles, sensory outputs and skills that they will need to get to the next milestones in their motor development journey.⁠⠀
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Don't skip this step - it's the foundation for everything!⁠⠀
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Tummy time helps build:⁠⠀
✨Balance (vestibular sense)⁠⠀
✨Neck & back muscles⁠⠀
✨Visual tracking⁠⠀
✨Arm & wrist strength⁠⠀
✨Core strength⁠⠀
✨Flexor muscles⁠⠀
✨Spinal strength⁠⠀
✨Familiarity with gravity⁠⠀
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Mommy Academy goes into this in detail in Remarkable Infants with lots of tips on how to bring in more play to make this a more enjoyable experience for your little one. ⁠
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Soooo does your little one like tummy time?? Did you discover any tricks that made it a more enjoyable experience for you little one? DO TELL!

www.mommy-academy.com ♥️

Address

11045 Broadway
Crown Point, IN
46307

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

+12196627790

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Northwest Indiana First Steps is accepting résumés for a full time Service Coordinator position. First Steps Service Coordinators are responsible for case management of early intervention services for children under 3 years of age and their families. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree (social sciences preferred) and reliable transportation as duties are carried out in the community. Please submit résumés by email to [email protected].
Wee Care Therapy is hosting a free Sensory Spooktacular Drive Thru Trick or Treat. This event is open to the public. :)
Did you know First Steps is accepting referrals for telehealth? No need to wait to get your baby assessed and get needed services. Developmental, physical, and speech therapy can all be done virtually from the safety of your own home. Other services like nutrition and psychology may also be available. #weecaretherapy #weeseetelehealth
First Steps Rocks! We love and adore our care team!!!
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