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Georgia Department of Public Health’s Babies Can’t Wait Program Seeks Public Comment

DECATUR, Ga. – 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 May 1, 2019:

Babies Can’t Wait

Attn: Akilah Heggs Lee, Part C Coordinator

2 Peachtree Street NW, 11th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30303-13422

2. Email comments will be received until May 1, 2019: (Subject line: Part C or Public Comment)

3. Facsimile comments will be received until May 1, 2019:

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

District Date/Time Location
DeKalb March 21, 2019 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM DeKalb County Board of Health
T.O. Vinson Health Center 440 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030
Dalton March 28, 2019 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Dalton District Office 1710 Whitehouse Ct., Dalton, GA 30720

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In observance of Juneteenth, all DeKalb Public Health centers will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th. #happyjuneteenth