Early Identification & Referral – PASOs

PASOs implements the Early Identification and Referral (EI&R) program at Charleston County First Steps. EI&R programs serve families with young children with suspected delays in development, acting as a local portal to connect families to community-based services they may need or desire to ensure the school readiness of their children.

The PASOs Community Health Worker (CHW) assists families with developmental screenings during in-home visits and then refers them to needed community resources. The CHW provides follow-up support and education in subject areas related to the child’s development, including physical and mental health, literacy, and education.