Pam Bland – Executive Director of First Step for 34 years is retiring.
Her celebration is this Sunday, May 3rd, at the Doyle Shirley Building – 401 Carson – Hot Springs, AR. and
will begin at 2 P.M. We invite her friends to join us as we celebrate her legacy.
Welcome to First Step
Here to Improve Quality of Life
Most of us are affected to some degree by family members or friends who have some form of disability. First Step is here to help improve the quality of life in the community by helping those with developmental disabilities become more independent. Established in 1958, First Step is a place where children and adults with developmental disabilities receive developmental treatment and therapeutic service in a community setting.
Developmental Delays range from minor setbacks to severe problems. Our role is to help each person develop the skills and behavior necessary to take the critical first step toward a more fulfilling life style.
“We are committed to helping ordinary families faced with extraordinary circumstances get the help they need.” – Pam Bland, Executive Director, First Step. Inc.
Admission to First Step
Discovering Your Options
Where do you start when you discover your family member or someone else in your care might have developmental disabilities or delays?
Step 1: Caregiver contacts First Step to arrange an appointment. Refer to First Step locations page to find the First Step location that is closest to where you live.
Step 2: Meet with a member of the Referral Staff for an interview to discuss what type of developmental concerns you have. You will learn about the process for admission and what is required.
Click here to find a First Step location near you.