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PUBLIC NOTICE

Georgia Department of Public Health’s

Babies Can’t Wait Program Seeks Public Comment

Public Comment Period Until Apr.18, 2015

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) 2015 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Fiscal Policies. 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. 18, 2015: Babies Can't Wait, Attn: Cynthia Bryant, Part C Coordinator, 2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 11-204, Atlanta, GA 30303-13422.

2. Email comments will be received until Apr. 18, 2015: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Subject line: Part C or Public Comment).

3. Facsimile comments will be received until April 18, 2015: State BCW Office Fax: (404-657-2763).

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 here at the end.)

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 404-657-2762 or 888-651-8224 or visit dph.georgia.gov/Babies-Cant-Wait.

BCW 2015 hearing locations