Babies Can’t Wait
The purpose of the Babies Can’t Wait program is to:
- 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.
In order to be eligible for Babies Can’t Wait, the child must meet one of the following criteria:
- Have a diagnosed physical or mental condition which is known to result in a developmental delay, such as blindness, Down syndrome, or Spina Bifida; or
- Have a diagnosed developmental delay confirmed by a qualified team of professionals.
To apply, visit the website above to download the “Children 1st Screening and Referral Form.” Once completed take it to the Putnam County Health Department.
Children’s Medical Services
North Central Health District (Macon)
Statewide Directory Phone: 1.800.300.9003
Children’s Medical Services (CMS) is a Department of Public Health program that provides or arranges specialty medical/health care services for eligible children with chronic medical conditions in Georgia. The CMS program provides support for families by helping parents find resources, helping coordinate services, working with primary care physicians to coordinate health care and specialty services, and helping prevent problems that may be common for children with special health needs.
The Music Therapy ClinicOf Georgia College
200 North Wilkinson Street
Health Sciences Building
Campus Box 67
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Music Therapist Lecturer and Clinic Coordinator: Katie Whipple
The Music Therapy Clinic of Georgia College uses music to help people with a variety of needs. Music therapy can be beneficial for individuals with: speech and language delays, Autism Spectrum disorders, Alzheimer’s disease/dementia, traumatic brain injury and stroke, attention deficit disorder, developmental disabilities, emotional and psychological disorders, hearing and vision impairments, addictions, cancer, life threatening illnesses, and other physical, emotional, cognitive, social or behavioral issues.