The Babies Can't Wait (BCW) Program (http://www.health.state.ga.us/programs/bcw) is Georgia's statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. Babies Can't Wait provides a comprehensive, coordinated inter-agency system of early intervention services for children with developmental delays or disabilities ages birth to three years and their families. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency administrative agency for the BCW system. As required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C Section 34 CFR §§303.110-303, "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) 2012 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Evaluation and Assessment Policy, and Fiscal Policies, from February 10, 2012 to April 10, 2012View the full announcement for more information.

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