April 5, 2017
Pursuant to Executive Order 2016-20, lead agency designation for South Carolina’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C program, known in South Carolina as “BabyNet”, will be transferred from South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, effective July 1, 2017.
Executive Order 2016-20
The South Carolina Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) is hosting a series of public hearings to receive comment regarding the 2017-18 IDEA Part C Grant Application, changes to BabyNet Policies and Procedures, and lead agency transfer. In the interest of full public participation during the lead agency transition, SCDHHS has not made any substantive changes to the BabyNet Policies and Procedures Manual. Comments on the existing approved policies from parents, educators, policymakers, and the provider community is encouraged. To provide public comment, interested individuals may do so in writing by clicking here, or attend one of the public hearings listed below. The following documents available for review in advance of comment:
FFY 2017-2018 IDEA Part C Grant Application Current
BabyNet Policies and Procedures


Region, Date,and Location:

Pee Dee
April 21, 2017, 10AM – 12PM
Florence-Darlington Technical College
2715 W Lucas Street Building 400 – Main Auditorium
Florence, SC 29501
April 24, 2017 11AM – 1PM
Charleston County Public Library Main Branch Auditorium
68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401
May 12, 2017 11AM – 1PM
Richland County Public Library Main Branch Auditorium
1431 Assembly Street Columbia, SC 29201
May 19, 2017 11AM – 1PM
Greenville County Public Library Augusta Road Branch Meeting Room
100 Lydia Street Greenville, SC 29605