HELPING FAMILIES TODAY, REACH GOALS FOR TOMORROW

Bright Start serves children, families, and individuals with disabilities and special needs. Through compassion, excellence, integrity, and leadership we enhance the quality of life for all.

ABOUT US

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Bright Start provides comprehensive early intervention, case management, and speech therapy services to individuals with special needs and developmental delays so that children, teenagers and adults can achieve their greatest potential.

Serving 21 counties in South Carolina, including the metro areas of Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, and Rock Hill, Bright Start was the first private provider in the state to offer early intervention services to children with disabilities and special needs.

Bright Start also provides case management and speech therapy services to all individuals who are Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) eligible.

BRIGHT START CELEBRATES 20 YEARS!

Children and adults receiving services through Bright Start

EARLY INTERVENTION

Early Intervention is a family-directed program providing intensive developmental instruction for parents/caregivers and their children with special needs.

We assist families in helping children reach developmental milestones by building on the strengths of the family and child. This is done through home visits and individualized family training.

Serving: Anderson, Berkeley, Charleston, Chester, Dorchester, Greenville, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, & York Counties.

Early Intervention services with Bright Start

CASE MANAGEMENT

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Our Case Managers at Bright Start are ready to assist. We can help you connect to services and resources in the community for your loved one.

The mission of a Case Manager is to assist people with disabilities from three years of age through the life span. Case Managers work with individuals and their families in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities, and achieving life goals.

Serving: Aiken, Anderson, Barnwell, Berkeley, Charleston, Cherokee, Chester, Dorchester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens County, Lexington, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, Sumter, & York.

SPEECH THERAPY

Bright Start has an excellent team of Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) serving the Columbia, Charleston, and Rock Hill areas.

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Recent Blog Posts

Life as a Bright Start SC Case Manager

October 14, 2021

Video Transcript: Kayleigh Hey there. My name is Kayleigh. I am a case management Trainer […] Read More >>

Child Development SC Series – Language Milestones From Birth To Three

October 8, 2021

Knowing whether your child is meeting the proper developmental milestones at the right pace can […] Read More >>

“My Turn Your Turn” Game To Aid Child Speech Therapy

September 25, 2021

Video Transcript Hey everyone. Its Katie again. Just to recap in my first video I […] Read More >>

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F.A.Q.

If you are looking for somewhere to start, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Case Management FAQ

Early Intervention FAQ

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The Community

At Bright Start, we know how important a strong community is to your child's development.

Meet Our Staff

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Eligibility

The first question is always 'Are we eligible?'. Review the eligibility requirements for each of our services.

Check Your Eligibility

TESTIMONIALS

Becky is wonderful! She is truly the best case manager I have ever had!
~ June 2021 - Columbia

Amy has been wonderful! She understands my child's disability as well as our family needs (like respite). She is very attentive, responsive and available whenever we need her. She has been a blessing. We tell her this but please let her know it again!
~ June 2021

Cat was fantastic! She helped us and our son Clay tremendously. We can't thank her enough!
~ June 2021 - Charleston

"Our services with Bright Start have been great. And Erica is amazing! She loves our son and has been a support for me from day one. Erica goes above and beyond to make sure we have everything we need for our child. I am very thankful for her and Bright Start services."

"My wife and I just wanted to express how grateful we are to have had Courtney serve our daughter this last year or so. She always showed up, she was always on time, and she was always communicative, accommodating, thorough, and professional in every way. And connecting us with The Care Center was truly a blessing. We will all miss Courtney!"

"Wesley is just amazing. My son adores him. He even knows what day he comes and asks about him just about all day until he gets there. He has come such a long way thanks to Wesley."

We can't thank Jessica enough. Our child has come so far with the help of their services. A year ago our daughter was barely speaking at 2 years old and now at three, she is full of conversations. Thank you so much!!
COLUMBIA - August 2021

Hadlee, you go out of your way to do your very best and I see your efforts! I just needed to give you a shout-out as I have been watching you take on the world and handle it all with such purpose and professionalism! I am so impressed!! Thank you for caring for every family like they were your own!!! I appreciate you!!!
Greenville - August 2021

One of our EIs shared how wonderful you are with her family and how much they love you. Thank you for all you do, Kelli!
Charleston - August 2021

My family loves our EI Kaitlyn. She is a good advocate for my daughter, listens well, and asks good questions. She's
accommodating with scheduling and it's evident she enjoys the job and puts her all into it. She is sweet and has a calming
presence.
SEPTEMBER 2021 - ANDERSON

My family LOVES our EI Shelby! She has great ideas and has been so helpful thus far. I love seeing Shelby work with my
son and she's been easy to schedule with!
SEPTEMBER 2021 - ANDERSON

Our EI Courtney is an invaluable bridge to getting the help and advice needed to navigate the maze of
services. My wife and I feel blessed to have found her.
September 2021 - Rock Hill

Our Speech Therapist, Natasha is compassionate and takes the time to explain assessment results, as well
as answers our questions. She is quick to offer specific recommendations for dealing with my
granddaughter's feeding difficulties and demonstrates them so we can follow up.
October 2021 - Rock Hill

We absolutely love our EI Rebecca! My son runs to greet her and loves all over her when she is here. She has really
helped our family realize how our son learns. She also gives me great advice and makes me feel so confident in my
abilities as a parent. As a person who thrives off of validation and words of encouragement, Rebecca has helped me
exponentially. We look forward to our sessions with her every week!”
October 2021 - Columbia

I am so comfortable sharing with our EI Erin what we are working on and Erin is always so encouraging. I feel safe
working with Erin, even on days my son may be having a hard time. I know Erin is there to help me and I am so grateful!
October 2021- Charleston

Susan has been nothing short of amazing! She is so helpful, always willing to go the extra mile, and is so invested in
my daughter. I wish I could keep her all the time. I am beyond satisfied with her services as her EI.
October 2021 - Greenville

Our Case Manager Tracey is very kind and thorough.
October 2021 - Greenville

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