Children learn and develop best through play experiences. This philosophy has guided Rauch's family-centered children's services since 1953. Choosing a Rauch provider for your child's early intervention needs ensures that your therapist meets the highest level of professional standards. We work to support your child socially, emotionally, physically, and mentally, which is why Rauch offers such a wide variety of services.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; some evenings & weekends available
Location: Offices at 2525 Charlestown Rd., New Albany, IN; programming on-site and other community locations
Population Served: Children ages 0-3 years with developmental disabilities or a diagnosed physical or mental condition; Summer Respite Camp youth ages 9-17 years with developmental disability
Services Provided: Physical, Occupational, Developmental and Speech Therapy
Payer Sources: First Steps of Indiana; Medicaid, private pay
Fees: Based on Medicaid rates
Referral Sources: System Point of Entry, Blue River Services; school personnel, community members, family
The Rauch First Steps Provider Network consists of over 40 skilled, caring therapists with a passion for working with children. We have therapists available in the fields of Occupational, Physical, Speech, and Developmental therapies. First Steps assures that all Indiana families with infants and toddlers experiencing developmental delays or disabilities have access to the services they need, when they need them.
One parent, Matt, said nothing, but good has come from his son Jasper's Early Intervention. "I feel immensely better about what his life might be like."
Early Intervention services are offered in the home to children enrolled in the program. Hours of service are flexible based on the needs of the child and family.
Grow-n-Learn Preschool provides a positive learning experience in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The preschool is led by Developmental and Occupational Therapists and is specially designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old with developmental delays. The therapists work with the children in small groups to improve communication, social, cognitive, self-help, and fine, gross, and motor skills.
This skill-building is incorporated into day-to-day activities such as reading and snack time. Children's Services Director Amelia Williams said kids make significant progress in their time at the preschool.
Rauch Inc. offers a summer program for children with special needs. A team of dedicated and experienced teachers join forces to offer six weeks of discovery for kids with developmental disabilities ages 9-17. They use a variety of means including field trips, entertaining activities and in-house events. The goal is to develop and maintain your child's skills, broaden their horizons, increase social skills, and provide respite for families. During the camp, attendees experience sensory-motor activities and communication and social skills enhancement, plus they have fun! Activities include trips to destinations such as the Louisville Zoo, Louisville Science Center, Bats games, and much more. Summer Camp is made possible in part by funding from the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS).
Click here to download an application for the 2017 Camp.
Dates to remember:
5/5/17: Final Applications Due
6/2/17: Mandatory Open House, 2-3pm
6/5/17: 1st Day of camp, 8:30am-3pm
7/7/17: Final day of Camp
Location: 2525 Charlestown Road
New Albany, IN 47150
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm daily
Amelia Williams, Director of Children’s Services
812-542-3651 Office • 812-945-4063 Reception
For more information on any of these programs, contact:
Amelia Williams, Director of Children's Services
Fairmont Neighborhood Center • 2525 Charlestown Road • New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 945-4063 • email@example.com