Purpose of the Program
Provide a coordinated, comprehensive and integrated system of services for infants and toddlers with special needs, birth to 3 and their families.
Provide early identification and screening of children with developmental delays and chronic health conditions.
Improve the developmental potential of infants and toddlers birth to age 3, with developmental or chronic health conditions.
What does the program do?
The mission for Part C/Babies Can't Wait: Part C early intervention builds upon and provides supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance children's learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.
How many people are helped by the program?
Georgia’s Babies Can’t Wait early intervention system has served Georgia’s children and families since 1987. 6, 640 children and families were served in Federal Fiscal Year 2011, State Fiscal Year 2012.
Why is the program important?
This program is important because it 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.
Where are services located?
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 says that to the maximum extent appropriate, early intervention services must be provided in natural environments, including home and community settings in which children without disabilities participate. Service are also located Statewide.