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The Department for Public Health is responsible for administering the First Steps Family Share program. Based on your family's household income and household size, you will be required to make Family Share payments ranging from $20 to $100 per month to share in the cost of your child's early intervention services.
Family Share is a monthly participation fee that is not based upon how many or how few services are received in a given month. You will receive a Family Share invoice from the Department for Public Health. You are responsible for paying your Family Share beginning in the month that services begin. Mail payments to the Department for Public Health as indicated on your Family Share invoice.
Families participating in First Steps Family Share will receive a monthly invoice that includes:
- Your Family Share participation fee for the month;
- The amount of the previously unpaid balance (if any);
- The total balance of your Family Share account.
Please note the following:
- Children covered under Medicaid do not pay Family Share (even if your child has both private insurance and Medicaid);
- Families who have more than one child enrolled in First Steps are responsible only for one Family Share payment.
All checks should be made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer and mailed to:
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Department for Public Health
Attn: Family Share Administrator
First Steps Program
275 E. Main St., Mailstop HS2W-C
Frankfort, KY 40621
If you have questions about Family Share, please contact your service coordinator.
Links to Additional Family Information
2015 Family Share Chart
Income Verification Request or Refusal of Income Verification Form
Inability to Pay Exemption Request Form
Financial Information Form
Family Support Information
Kentucky Autism Support Group List
Kentucky's Family Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Transition One-Stop (brochure)
Family Guide to Services, Color Version, English
Family Guide to Services, black and white version, English
This brochure is geared toward parents and provides a summary of the First Steps program and services. This is a downloadable form, prints front and back on 11x17 paper, landscape format.
A Step-by-Step Family Guide For Transition into Preschool. This guide provides valuable information to families of children transitioning from First Steps to preschool.
Developmental Information Brochure, color version, English
Developmental Information Brochure, black & white version, English
Developmental Information Brochure, color version, Spanish
Brochure helps caregivers recognize important milestones in a child's development. This file is formatted to print landscape, double-sided on 14"x8.5" (legal size) paper.
Transition Information for Parents
Summary of Family's Rights, Procedural Safeguards and Assurances
First Steps Family Rights Handbook (Spanish version)
United Partners in KY
Central Directory of Early Intervention Resources
WrightsLaw - Online Newsletter About Special Education and the Law