Family Voices urges families to share their thoughts and concerns on this issue: TO: First Steps’ Families, Providers, and Stakeholders FROM: Lora Miller, Bureau of Child Development Services Director RE: First Steps’ Proposed Policy for Past Due Family Co‐Payments DATE: December 3, 2009 The Bureau of Child Development Services (BCDS) First Steps Program is committed to providing the widest possible array of early intervention services to Indiana children with developmental delays and disabilities, and to their families. To accomplish this mission during these tough economic times, we must maximize existing resources and maintain fiscal responsibility. Our program partners, and the families we all serve, must do the same. Because of the large number of families not honoring the co‐pay obligation to which they agreed when they enrolled in the program, BCDS proposes the following change to First Steps’ family cost participation policy: Similar to other Indiana Family and Social Services
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