We Want Your Comments On The GDPH Babies Can’t Wait Program


Georgia Department of Public Health’s

Babies Can’t Wait Program Seeks Public Comment

Public Comment Period Until April 10, 2017

ATLANTA 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. (See locations listed below.)

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.

To learn more about DPH’s Babies Can’t Wait program, please call (404) 657-2850 or (888) 651-8224 or visit http://dph.georgia.gov/Babies-Cant-Wait

(888) 651-8224 or visit http://dph.georgia.gov/Babies-Cant-Wait. District Date/Time Location Contact
Gainesville (2) 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

(770) 531-4053

Patricia (Dru) Thomas, Early Intervention Coordinator

(770) 531-4053




March 8, 2017

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Clayton Cty Board of Health

Peach Room

1117 Battle Creek Road

Jonesboro, GA 30236

(678) 610-7417

Fanthnecia Dunbar

Early Intervention Coordinator

(678) 610-7417




March 9, 2017

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Waycross Health District

1123 Church Street Waycross, GA 31501

(912) 688-6051

Tracy Weeden

Early Intervention Coordinator

(800) 429-6307 Tracy.Weeden@dph.ga.gov

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