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,

the blog
 
on July 24th, 2015
Edventure kids day!!
on July 23rd, 2015

***upcoming event*** On Thursday, July 30 at 6:30pm in the Embassy Suites Hotel in Greenville, there will be a dinner featuring Aimee Copeland as the speaker. You may remember, she made national headlines a few years back after losing both hands, both feet, and a leg from a zip-lining accident. She is now speaking across […]

on July 20th, 2015
heather blackwell is amazing!

“We are thrilled with Heather and love having her involved in helping Mallory! She always is super prepared for visits, doesn’t hesitate to make suggestions but does so in a tactful, non-threatening way. She has always been super helpful when I’ve gone to her with concerns or problems (like needing a new speech therapists, etc.)”

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Karrie has been wonderful and informative to all our needs and questions. She is wonderful with Payton and shows great care and concern. When she arrives she is ready and excited about the goals for the day. This is a very new  first time experience in dealing with EI services,  so ...

I would just like to say that you have a star employee in Shelley Nowicki. She is absolutely wonderful. As our EI, she has gone well above and beyond her job to ensure us that we are getting the high quality care that our two boys with Autism deserve. We ...

Heather is awesome. She has been a huge help in getting Cam the services he needs. She makes sure to see Camren every week either at home or at his daycare. Camren really enjoys his time with her!
"Heather has been an excellent EI and we feel blessed to have her as part of our team!  She is always eager to see MW as well as knowledgeable on ways to help her. She leaves me detailed instructions on things to work on. She has been patient when we have ...

"I hear so many times how their [families] service coordinators aren't helpful and it breaks my heart, so of course I tell them how great ours is and I always send them your way! Again thanks for everything you do for our family!"

Primary referral sources, including hospitals, physicians health care providers, social services agencies, day care providers, therapists, etc., are required to refer a child, birth to three years of age who may benefit from early intervention services, to BabyNet within two working days after identification (34 CFR Sec.303.321). Once referred, BabyNet wil ask the parent(s)/ guardian for consent before determining eligibility.
A. CHILD INFORMATION
First Name*:

Last Name*:

DOB*:

Address*:

City*:

State*:

B. PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION (USE FOSTER PARENT IF IN FOSTER CARE)
Parent(s)/Guardian*:

Relationship*:

Phone No.*:

Email Address*:

C. REFERRAL SOURCE
Name*:

Referring Location:
Bright Start SC

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