AWS has experience as both a fiscal agent and agency provider of therapy services for infants and toddlers.

Early Intervention: Helping the Youngest Among Us

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The time in a person's life when the biggest developmental impact can be made is under the age of three when our brains are supercharged to learn and grow. That's why AWS is involved in all aspects of care for the youngest among us — from overseeing regional programs to providing hands-on services through federal and state early-intervention programs for children from birth to three years of age.


This program assures families with infant and toddlers experiencing developmental delays or disabilities have access to early intervention services in the child's natural environment. Additionally, AWS provides guidance, education, evaluation and developmental direction to families and their young children, along with an array of specialized therapeutic support.

Specific information about AWS Infant and Toddler programs follows:

Connecticut: Serving Danbury, Bridgeport and Stratford areas. 

Indiana: Serving Elkhart, St. Joseph, LaGrange and Lake Counties. 

For more details about Infant and Toddler Services, please download the brochure: Infant and Toddler Services brochure (PDF)

System Point of Entry Programs

As the administrator of state contracts in multiple regions, AWS coordinates care for families as they enter and navigate through the early intervention system, generally called the System Point of Entry (SPOE).

Specific information about SPOE programs coordinated by AWS follows:

First Steps of North Central Indiana: First Steps of North Central Indiana serves infants and toddlers throughout Allen, Adams, Blackford, Cass, Delaware, Fulton, Grant, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, Madison, Marshall, Miami, Pulaski, Randolph, Starke, Wabash, Wayne and Wells counties.

Providers and parents may access the blog for updates about services and activities at www.fsnci.blogspot.com. To learn more about the program, please visit www.fsnci.org. For more details about First Steps, please download Indiana's First Steps brochure: Helping Children Learn and Develop (PDF).

St. Louis Area SPOE: The program covers services for families of St. Charles and St. Louis counties and St. Louis City in Missouri. Providers and parents may access the AWS blog for updates about services and activities at awsmospoe.blogspot.com. To learn more about the program, St. Louis Area SPOE (Regions 1 and 2), please visit www.mofirststeps.com. For more details about First Steps, please download the Missouri First Steps brochure (500KB PDF).

See how AWS serves children and adults with disabilities, delays or chronic illnesses in their homes through therapies and other home-based care.