You are here

BCW Resources

BROCHURES

  • Early Intervention Because Babies Can't Wait: English Spanish,
    This brochure provides developmental milestones for children less than three years of age as well as a brief description of Babies Can't Wait including information about eligibility and how to access services.
  • Peek-A-Boo
    This brochure explains why early identification and early intervention are critical during the first three years of life. Information is also provided about Babies Can't Wait, when to make a referral, and what supports Babies Can't Wait can provide to families.
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star…Babies Can't Wait Developmental Milestones
    This document provides signs to look for at each stage of a baby’s early growth and development to 36 months of age.

FAQs and FACT SHEETs

  • Frequently Asked Questions by Families about Sharing Information with Local School Systems
    This document describes the responsibilities that Babies Can't Wait and the Department of Education Division for Exceptional Students have related to locating, identifying, and evaluating all children age 0-21 with disabilities in Georgia. The document provides information about established processes for sharing information from Babies Can't Wait to local school systems to assist in meeting these federal “child find” obligations.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Child and Family Outcomes in Babies Can’t Wait
    This document explains how Babies Can't Wait collects information about progress toward and attainment of child and family outcomes within early intervention in Georgia. The document provides information about how the data will be used and reported to the federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Required Referrals of Substance Exposed Infants to Babies Can't Wait
    This document explains new federal requirements that all infants affected by illegal substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure must be referred to early intervention (Babies Can't Wait). The document includes information about prevalence and prognosis for infants affected by various substances as well as information about how to make a referral.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Natural Environments
    This document explains federal requirements related to the provision of early intervention services in home and community settings and provides answers to questions that families and providers may ask about compliance with this federal requirement in Georgia.
  • Fact Sheet: Natural Environments
    This document explains federal requirements related to the provision of early intervention services in home and community settings in which children without disabilities participate. The document explains what we know about service delivery in natural environments and what providing services in natural environments means for families and providers.
  • Autism Fact Sheet
    This document provides information about autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including a list of “red flags” that may signal ASD and where to get additional information about these diagnoses.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Frequently Asked Questions by Families
    This document provides answers to questions that families may ask regarding autism and autism spectrum disorders. Topics include information about various types of programs and services available through Babies Can't Wait and the private sector as well as how to plan for services after children turn three years of age.

INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES AND PROFESSIONALS

  • BCW, and CMS and High Risk Infant Follow-Up Programs Coordinator List 
    This list contains the names, addresses and phone numbers of the District Coordinators for the Babies Can't Wait and Children's Medical Services programs.
  • Babies Can't Wait Category 1 Condition List 
    This document includes all diagnoses that result in automatic eligibility for Babies Can't Wait in Georgia. Diagnoses must be confirmed by a qualified health care professional and documented in writing
  • Notice of Infant/Toddler and Family Rights Under Babies Can't Wait
    This document describes each child’s and family’s rights as defined by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Family Focus - Early Intervention in Georgia, Focus Topic: Intake 
    This document is a fact sheet for parents of children enrolled in the Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) program and the professionals who support them. The fact sheet addresses intake, a specific part of the Babies Can’t Wait process. The document includes articles by a parent and a provider relevant to intake within the framework of the coaching approach. Additional early intervention resource information is also included.
  • Family Focus - Early Intervention in Georgia, Focus Topic: Program Planning
    This document is a fact sheet for parents of children enrolled in the Babies Can't Wait (BCW) program and the professionals who support them. The fact sheet addresses program planning in the Babies Can't Wait system, including: evaluation, assessment, and the development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). The document includes articles by a parent and a provider relevant to program planning. Additional early intervention resource information is also included.
  • Family Focus - Early Intervention in Georgia, Focus Topic: Intervention
    This document is a fact sheet for parents of children enrolled in the Babies Can't Wait (BCW) program and the professionals who support them. The fact sheet addresses intervention and supports provided to families, caregivers and children in the Babies Can't Wait system. The document includes articles by a parent and a provider relevant to intervention within a framework that is family/caregiver centered and team focused. Additional early intervention resource information is also included.
  • Family Focus - Early Intervention in Georgia, Focus Topic: Transition Planning
    This document is a fact sheet for parents of children enrolled in the Babies Can't Wait (BCW) program and the professionals who support them. The fact sheet addresses transition planning, what occurs when a child is ready to exit the Babies Can't Wait system. The document includes articles by a parent and a provider relevant to the transition process. Additional early intervention resource information is also included.
  • Resource Guide for Families of Children with Hearing Loss
    This publication is a resource guide for families with infants or children affected by hearing loss. The guide which was developed with input from parents, professionals and the State Advisory Committee for Newborn Hearing Screening provides families with basic and unbiased information regarding hearing loss, its effects and implications, as well as linkages to professionals, programs, and services.
  • Resources for Children with Special Needs: A Handbook for Families and Professionals
    This handbook created by the Georgia Folic Acid Task Force has useful information for parents and professionals, including: a brief description of neural tube defects and the role of folic acid in prevention; instructions for obtaining a Deeming Waiver which may assist parents with the financial aspect of obtaining medical care for a disabled child; and a list of agencies to assist care givers in finding a wide variety of resources for children with special needs.
  • Transition at Age 3: Steps for Success
    The guide provides accurate information, guiding principles, recommended practices, and tools to clarify and support the transition process for toddlers moving from Babies Can't Wait at age 3 to preschool special education services and/or other community programs and services.