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, Anderson, 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.

Serving: Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Chester, Lancaster, York, Spartanburg, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Aiken & Anderson County

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.

Serving: Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Spartanburg, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Aiken, York, Chester & Lancaster

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, and Greenville)

Serving: Greenville, Pickens, Spartanburg, Richland, Lexington, Berkeley, Charleston & Dorchester

Counties We Serve
 

    

  

  

    

  

    

    

    

  

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on January 29th, 2016
We are currently seeking full time and PRN positions!!!

Bright Start, LLC is a private provider of Early Intervention services in South Carolina. We are currently seeking full time and PRN positions to serve children birth to five in their natural environment in Greenville, York and Columbia, South Carolina. REQUIREMENTS: Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology and South Carolina Speech Language Pathology License required; […]

on January 28th, 2016
WE ARE HIRING!

Bright Start is looking to hire a full-time Early Interventionist for the Anderson/Oconee area. Minimum requirements for interested candidates are a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Education, Psychology, or a related field, along with at least 1 yr experience working with children under 3 (all requirements are state mandated and cannot be negotiated). Please include […]

on January 20th, 2016
PRO-Parents January Newsletter

Roles, Rights and Responsibilities Bring your lunch and join us for a day of training on Roles, Rights and Responsibilities. This training will cover: PL 94-142 and its amendments; the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) The Special Education Process: evaluation, eligibility, placement, instruction, and annual review School records Least Restrictive Environment Complaint procedures and […]

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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 ...

Sheryl Manning is our/the BEST!!! Words really can't define the excellent services she provides for my child. This person is always on it and always looking out for her best interest. We are so blessed to have someone like Sheryl, who's so genuine. She has been our case manager for ...

"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!"

"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 ...
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.
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