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First Steps Practice Manual

Chapter 1: Missouri Infrastructure

Chapter 2: Parental Rights

Chapter 3: Referral, Intake and Evaluation

Chapter 4: Eligibility Determination

Chapter 5: System of Payments

Chapter 6: IFSP Planning, Development and Review

Chapter 7: Service Delivery: Early Intervention Teams

Chapter 8: Early Intervention Services

Chapter 9: Service Guidelines

Chapter 10: Transition from First Steps

Chapter 11: Early Childhood Outcomes

Chapter 12: Exit From First Steps


Chapter 1: Missouri Infrastructure           

Content 

Documents

Office of Special Education Organizational Chart

Missouri First Steps SPOE Regions Area Directors Map

Missouri First Steps SPOE Regions Map

RICC Guide

Links

Federal Regulations of Part C of IDEA

Missouri State Plan for Part C – First Steps

Missouri Part C Compliance Standards and Indicators

Service Provider Matrix

WebSPOE

Part C State Performance Plan (SPP) & Annual Performance Report (APR)

Public Reporting

SPOE Data Report

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Chapter 2: Parental Rights           

Content 

Documents

Parental Rights Statement

Early Intervention Record Access Log

Mediation Request Model Form

Child Complaint Model Form

Due Process Hearing Parent Request Model Form

Forms

Notice of Action

Notice of Action/Consent

Release of Information

Click HERE for documents and forms in additional languages.

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Chapter 3: Referral, Intake and Evaluation

Content 

Documents

Checklist for 45-Day Timeline Activities

First Steps Beliefs Statement

Intake Information Worksheet (fill form coming soon)

Forms

First Steps Referral Form

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) First Steps Referral Form

Health Summary

Letters

Inquiry Letter

Acknowledgement of Referral Letter

Meeting Notification Generic Letter

SPOE Refuse Initial Evaluation Letter

No Contact Two Days After Referral Letter

Inactivate Record Prior to IFSP Letter

Parent Withdraw Prior to IFSP Letter

Release of Information Letter/Request Records for Eligibility

Resources

Missouri First Steps Program - General Information Brochure

Links

Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC) Training

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Chapter 4: Eligibility Determination

Content 

Documents

First Steps Eligibility Criteria

Informed Clinical Opinion: Summary for Developmental Delay

ICD-9 to ICD-10 Conversion Coding System for Missouri First Steps

Forms

Physician Informed Clinical Opinion and Impact Statement

Letters

Ineligible for First Steps Letter

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Chapter 5: System of Payments

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Letters

Need FCP Information Letter

Links

Family Cost Participation (FCP)

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Chapter 6: IFSP Planning, Development and Review

Content Coming Soon

Chapter 6 Excerpt - Section II: Planning

Documents

First Steps Evaluation, Assessment & Progress Monitoring Flow Chart

Individualized Family Service Plan Document

Guidance

Primary Setting for IFSP

Timely Services

IFSP Meetings

Medical Procedures and Early Intervention Services

Inability to Locate/Contact First Steps Families Inactivation Guidance

45-Day Timeline

Letters

Meeting Notification for IFSP

Meeting Notification for Transition

Meeting Notification for Initial IFSP

Meeting Notification for Initial/Transition IFSP

Click HERE for documents and letters in additional languages.

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Chapter 7: Service Delivery: Early Intervention Teams

Content Coming Soon

Resources

Family Guided Routines Based Intervention (FGRBI): Who Practices His Speech More? Michael or Miguel

Health Care Providers and Early Intervention Teams Brochure

Early Intervention Teams & Families Brochure

Links

Link to Early Intervention Teams Page

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Chapter 8: Early Intervention Services

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Guidance

Family Child Care Assistance (FCCA)

Nursing and Nutrition

Family Member Transportation Reimbursement

Determining Service Needs, Including Assistive Technology Devices, Near the Time of the Child's Transition from First Steps

Links

Assistive Technology

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Chapter 9: Service Guidelines

Content Coming Soon

Guidance

Community Settings and Group Instruction

Holidays, Vacations and Missed Visits

Physician Prescriptions and First Steps Services

The Use of Assistants in IFSP and EIT meetings

Consultative Services

No Provider Available Documentation

Provider Types: Clarification of Terms for the Matrix, Parental Consent and Authorizations

Substitute Personnel Procedures

Compensatory Services          

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Chapter 10: Transition from First Steps

Content Coming Soon

Guidance

Summer Third Birthday Basic Rules and Data Entry

Determining Service Needs, Including AT Devices, Near the Time of the Child's Transition from First Steps

Links

Transition from First Steps to Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Training 

Summer Third Birthday Training

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Chapter 11: Early Childhood Outcomes

Content Coming Soon

Links

ECO Training Page

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Chapter 12: Exit From First Steps

Content 

Documents

Checklist for Transition and Exit Activities

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