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Early Intervention Services for Children with a Hearing Loss

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Children who have a confirmed permanent hearing loss are eligible to receive early intervention services through Early Steps. Florida's goal is that all children with a confirmed permanent hearing loss who are referred to Early Steps are enrolled to receive services and that these services start by six months of age. Each quarter, two local Early Steps programs are recognized for doing well with enrolling children with a hearing loss and starting services in a timely manner. Below are winners so far:

  • Big Bend Early Steps: July - September 2012
  • Western Panhandle Early Steps: July - September 2012
  • Gold Coast Early Steps: October - December 2012
  • Southernmost Coast Early Steps: October - December 2012
  • Southwest Florida Early Steps: January 2013 - March 2013
  • Gulf Central Early Steps: January 2013 - March 2013
  • North Beaches Early Steps: April 2013 - June 2013
  • North Dade Early Steps: April 2013 - June 2013
  • Space Coast Early Steps: October 2013 - December 2013
  • Southwest Florida Early Steps: October 2013 - December 2013
  • Gold Coast Early Steps: January 2014 - March 2014
  • Treasure Coast Early Steps: January 2014 - March 2014
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