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) 2017 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 April 10, 2017:
Babies Can’t Wait
Attn: Sally Cannon, Part C Coordinator
2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 11-456
Atlanta, GA 30303-13422
2. Email comments will be received until April 10, 2017:
DPH-MCHDO@dph.ga.gov (Subject line: Part C or Public Comment)
3. Comments submitted by fax will be accepted until April 10, 2017:
State BCW Office fax: (404) 657-7307
4. In Person comments at a Public Hearing:
DPH invites interested persons to attend Public Hearings and present
public comments. To allow an opportunity for all to be heard, comments
will be limited to five minutes.
March 7, 2017 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Gainesville Health District
Children with Special Needs – Conference Room
440 Prior St SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
March 8, 2017 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Clayton Cty Board of Health
1117 Battle Creek Road
Jonesboro, GA 30236
March 9, 2017 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Waycross Health District
1123 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501
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.