Anyone may refer a child to UF North Central Early Steps as soon as there is a concern for a developmental delay. Our Intake Service Coordinators are here to assist you in learning about our program. Click the button below to submit a referral online.
Our Service Area
UF North Central Early Steps serves the following counties. To refer families outside of our service area call (800) 218-0001 and visit the Early Steps Directory.
Professionals Referring Families to Early Intervention
As a primary health care provider and/or community agency, you are often a family’s first link to early intervention. You can help families engage in the early intervention process in two simple ways:
- Screen infants and toddlers for developmental delays
- Refer infants and toddlers birth through 36 months for an eligibility evaluation to determine a child’s eligibility for our program
When discussing early intervention supports with a family you are not referring their child to therapy, you are referring the family for an eligibility evaluation. According to Federal policy, services must be decided upon by the Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP).
If you have any questions about making a referral, please contact one of our friendly Intake Service Coordinators listed below
Phone: (352) 273-8560
Fax: (352.) 294-8088
Service Areas: Marion Co.
Phone: (352) 273-8556
Fax: (352) 294-8088
Service Areas: Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrest, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee, and Union