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Babies Can’t Wait Program Seeks Public Comments until April 15th

The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) program invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2016 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Stakeholders, early intervention providers, parents and members of the public are encouraged to comment and may review the grant application and revised policy online or at locations throughout the state.

Comments will be accepted in four ways:
1. Written comments will be received by mail until Apr. 15, 2016:
Babies Can’t Wait
Attn: Judy Threlkeld, Interim Part C Coordinator
2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 11th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-13422

2. Email comments will be received until Apr. 15, 2016:
DPH-MCHDO@dph.ga.gov (Subject line: Part C or Public Comment)

3. Facsimile comments will be received until April 15, 2016:
State BCW Office Fax: (404-657-7307)

4. In Person comments at a Public Hearing:
In the Columbus area, on March 10th, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Health and Human Services Building, 2100 Comer Ave., Columbus, GA, 31902.  Phone 706-327-0189 or 800-527-7344.

The Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, age birth to three, and their families. This program enhances the capacity of families to meet the special needs of their child in order to ensure that each young child with significant developmental delays achieves his or her maximum developmental potential.