About Us
The mission of Bright Start is to provide quality comprehensive services to all individuals with special needs and developmental delays so that children, teenagers and adults can achieve their greatest potential.

Located in Aiken, Chester, Greenville, Lancaster, Lexington, Kershaw, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg and York counties of South Carolina, Bright Start is proud to be 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 services to all individuals eligible for the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.

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.

Case Management
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 Case Manager is to assist people with disabilities and their families through choice in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities, and achieving life goals.

Speech Therapy

Bright Start has an excellent team of Speech Language Pathologists serving the Midlands (Swansea, Pelion, Batesburg, Wagner, Ridge Spring, Monetta, Gilbert, Lexington, Northeast Columbia, Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, Hopkins, and Blythewood), Up-State (Spartanburg, Pickens, Greenville,

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on October 30th, 2014
Get ready for some FUN!!!! It’s our NOVEMBER PLAYGROUP!!!!!

Get ready for some FUN!!! It’s our November Playgroup in Columbia, SC!!! Join us for story time and a puppet show!!! When: November 14, 2014 Where: Richland County Public Library, Main Branch (1431 Assembly Street Columbia, SC 29201) Time: 10:45am -12:00pm Please let your EI know if you plan to attend. See you there!!!

on October 28th, 2014
We are Hiring!!! Part-time Early Interventionist in Aiken, SC

Bright Start is looking to hire a Part-time, with room to grow, Early Interventionist for the Aiken, SC area! Minimum requirements for interested candidates are a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Education, Psychology, or a related field, along with at least 2 yrs experience working with children under 3. Please fax resume and cover letter […]

on October 28th, 2014
We are Hiring!!! PRN/Full-time Speech Therapist in Charleston, SC

Bright Start is looking to hire a PRN/Full-time Speech Therapist for the Charleston area! Minimum requirements for interested candidates are a Master’s degree in Speech, along with a year experience working with children from birth to 3. Please fax resume and cover letter to 803-929-1418 or email to columbia@brightstartsc.com.   Thank you!

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