Family Support

For more information about resources, classes and support available to Early Steps families, read our newsletters:

Western Panhandle Early Steps

Family Resource Specialist

Irma Cofield

As your Family Resource Specialist (FRS), I have served with the Early Steps Program for 30 years. I  know and understand the importance of family involvement in the development and care of your child. I have experienced the joys and concerns that go with caring for a child with special needs.

I am here to help you understand and navigate the Early Steps process, as well as provide you with information,  opportunities, community resources, support groups, and steps for transition to Pre-K.

Please call or email for assistance.

Phone: 850-377-9991

icofield@ascension.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Informational Resources

 

Family Café

http://www.familycafe.net/

 

Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy

http://www.cpeip.fsu.edu/

 

Center for Parent Information and Resources http://www.parentcenterhub.org

 

Resources for kids with medical conditions

http://www.Bravekids.org

 

CDC Milestone Tracker

https://agesandstages.com/resource/cdc-milestone-tracker-app

 

Potty Training

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/1442-all-about-learning-to-use-the-toilet

Disaster Planning Information 

Family Disaster Guides

http://www.floridadisaster.org/

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/rw_webmaster/prepareenglish042.pdf

 

Family Disaster Guide (Spanish)

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/rw_webmaster/preparesp04.pdf

 

Disaster Planning Kit

http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/disabled.html