Part of the final process with First Steps is a referral to the Pettis County Cooperative for an evaluation. Emerson qualified for services for her physical delays (mainly reaching with her left arm) and her delays in daily actions, like going to the potty and using silverware/cup appropriately (you can't practice those things and keep a cast clean).
The first week was terrible. She was to ride the bus to and from daycare and she cried a lot plus the trip was over an hour each way. She also refused to the leave the classroom with her physical therapist, Mr. Jason. They switched her to a transport van and she has slowly gotten more comfortable with Mr. Jason. We are so very thankful that she gets the services there. She loves her teacher and is learning so much.