Little Steps: Early Intervention Program

We strive to provide individualized, high-quality learning opportunities to children with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our goal is to work collaboratively with each family and to help each child grow, develop, and achieve their full potential.
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Core Values

  • Every child has the ability to learn when provided with individualized instruction and an environment tailored to his or her individual needs
  • Early intervention is key to achieving best outcomes for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It can have a profound effect on the quality of life and level of independence
  • Each child deserves an education designed to promote strengths and address weaknesses in order to help reach his or her full potential
  • Children can learn appropriate social behaviors and effective communication to increase participation in their home, school and community


  • Social skills
  • Communication and language skills
  • Independent self-care skills
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Pre-academic skills

Behavioral Intervention

  • Skill assessments to determine behavioral strengths and weaknesses
  • Functional assessment and treatment of problem behavior
  • Individualized teaching to meet the needs of each child
  • Objective measurement of progress for evaluation and modification of a child’s curriculum

Family Support

  • Parent training workshops and support group
  • Sibling training and education
  • Community resource information
  • Progress reports
  • Daily communication journal
  • Navigation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) with school districts

Little Steps: Early Intervention Program

Contact Edna A. Hill Child Development Center

(785) 864-3498

1001 Dole Human Development Center, University of Kansas, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045