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POSTED: August 2, 2007 5:02 a.m.
Changes are on the way to the health department’s “Babies Can't Wait” program but local, district, and state leaders want the public’s thoughts on the matter before moving forward.
The program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs — birth to 3 years — and their families. The program helps all eligible children, regardless of their disability, get access to services to enhance their development.
The Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health recently evaluated the program. Several changes have been proposed to increase program  performance and sustainability.
The public is encouraged to participate in a public  comment period that ends Aug. 20. A copy of the proposed revisions can be viewed   online at, www.gachd.org. Click on “Babies Can’t Wait  Public Comments Request” on the Quick Links section on the front page. Copies are also at the Liberty County Health Department, 1113 E. Oglethorpe Hwy. in Hinesville, Liberty County DFCS, 508 N. Main St. in Hinesville, Long County Health Dept., 57 N. Macon St. in Ludowici and Long County DFCS, 59 N. Macon Drive in Ludowici.
Mail written comments by Aug. 20 to Stephanie Moss, Part C coordinator, Babies Can’t Wait, 2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 11-206,  Atlanta, GA 30303-3186, fax comments to the state BCW office at (404) 657-2763 or email them to   skmoss@dhr.state.ga.us  
 

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