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Senate panel approves changes to Florida “Early Steps Program”

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A Senate committee voted Thursday to introduce a bill that would improve state programs for infants and toddlers with developmental delays. Proposed by the Senate Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs, SB 7034 renames the Infants and Toddlers Early Intervention Program to the “Early Steps Program” and requires the Florida Department of Health to make information on early developmental conditions available to parents online and to train health care workers how to identify and respond to such conditions. “The…

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