DCH Invites Public Comment on Babies Can't Wait Early Intervention Transition at Age 3 Opt-Out Policy

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) Division of Public Health (DPH) invites the public to participate in a 60-day public comment period of Babies Can't Wait (BCW), a statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, ages birth to three, and their families. DCH has developed a Transition At Age 3 Opt-Out policy that will be effective after the review, pending approval. The review period is scheduled to run from August 3, 2009 to October 3, 2009. Those who are interested may view the Transition At Age 3 Opt-Out Policy online (http://health.state.ga.us) or at Babies Can't Wait offices throughout the state.

The public can provide feedback from August 3, 2009 to October 3, 2009 in three ways:

1. Written comments should be mailed to:
Babies Can't Wait
Attn: Debbie Cheatham, Acting Part C Coordinator
2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 11-203
Atlanta, GA 30303-3186;

2. E-mail comments should be sent to:
Debbie Cheatham at: dlcheatham@dhr.state.ga.us

3. Facsimile comments:
State BCW Office Fax: (404-657-2763)

4. In Person verbal comments at a Public Hearing
More information about Georgia's BCW early intervention program is available at
http://health.state.ga.us/programs/bcw. A list of BCW early intervention programs
throughout the state where the grant may be reviewed is available at:
http://www.health.state.ga.us/pdfs/familyhealth/csncoordinator.pdf.

For more information you may also download the pdf attached to this posting.

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