Babies Can’t Wait Public Comment Period

The Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, ages birth to three, and their families.  The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for administration of the BCW system.

As required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C section 34 CFR §§303.110-303.113, “the State must publish its Part C application or policy in a manner that will ensure circulation throughout the State at least 60-days prior to the date on which the application or policy is submitted and allow an opportunity for public comments on the application or policy for at least 30 days during that 60-day publication period.

In order to meet this requirement, BCW invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2014 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Fiscal PoliciesThe public may review the grant application and revised policy online ( or at locations throughout the state and comment in four ways:

(1)   Written comments will be received until :

Babies Can’t Wait

2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 11-406

Atlanta, GA 30303-13422

(2)   Email comments will be received until  : (Subject line: Part C or Public Comment)

(3)   Facsimile comments will be received until :

State BCW Office Fax: (404-657-2763)

(4)   In Person verbal 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.  Written, email and facsimile comments will be received until April 17, 2014 and should be sent to:

Phyllis Turner, Interim Babies Can’t Wait Program Manager

2 Peachtree Street NW, #11-406

Atlanta, Georgia 30303-143

Email:  Facsimile:  (404) 657-2763


More information about Georgia’s BCW early intervention program is available at (

Dates and Locations for Public Hearings:


District Date/Time Location BCW Contact
1-1, Northwest, Rome



March 19, 2014 4:30 PM-6:00 PM Northwest GA Department of Public Health

1309 Redmond Rd, NW

Rome, GA 30165

(706) 802-5076

Scottie Worthington, EIC



3-5, DeKalb March 20, 2014 4:30 PM-7:30PM Vinson Auditorium

440 Winn Way

Decatur, GA 30030

(404) 294-3833

Stefani Carter, EIC


8-2, Southwest, Albany March 18, 2014 430 PM-7:00 PM Albany BCW District Office

1306 Slappey Blvd

Albany, GA 31701

(229) 430-4213

Lynn Burson, EIC