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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, Charleston, 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 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, Cherokee County & Charleston 


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 the individuals and their families in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities, and achieving life goals.

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


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 & York

The Blog!

Happy Holidays!

By Lindsey Evans | November 16, 2016

Happy Holidays!   Featuring Amy Rogers: EI   Well friends, the holidays are upon us! It’s not thanksgiving yet, but Christmas decorations are on sale everywhere, hopefully we have all at least started shopping, and plans are being made to get together with family! No matter which holidays you celebrate, they have the potential to […]


Family Spotlight!

By Brantley Bonnette | November 8, 2016

Hello, Bright Start Families! I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying fall. I have the great pleasure of introducing one of your fellow Bright Start families today.  The Calderons are Natalia, Oscar, and their little Ariana. A few years ago, Bright Start EIs had the honor of having Natalia speak at one of our […]


HALLOWEEN is almost here!

By Stephanie Lageman | October 17, 2016

This month’s blog entry is all about Halloween and how to help your sweet little pumpkin participate and enjoy the festivities!   Trick or Treating can be a lot of fun, but it can also be difficult for children who are nonverbal and/or have Autism. There are several online freebies from Positively Autism that could […]

Services are going well with Sarah. She has been very flexible with time which has really helped. In just a short amount of time, we have already seen a difference in Madelynn! Thank you so much for everything ya'll do!

"Brantley is doing a great job!  She is really good about communicating with us & has always been very flexible and accommodating with her scheduling.  Jackson has multiple providers and she is great about helping coordinate and adjust as needed.  Thanks so much for the services Bright Start provides!"

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 Karrie has been fantastic in making sure we are comfortable as well as informed of everything that is taking place. So far it has been a great experience, and we are very pleased to continue this journey for our little one.

We are very grateful and Blessed to have Bright start along with Karrie to be part of this process.

Forever Thankful!

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 have never had any EI that has done that for us before. It is nice to know that I can rely on her to help us get through our transitions with the different therapists.

She recently helped me fight to get our 3 year old services through our local district. She is quite knowledgeable about what it means to be a mom that has boys with autism which is exactly the support system I need because I do not have any family in South Carolina. She really has become an extended member of the Seymour family.
Please forward the message this to her supervisor and give her a raise or at least some well deserved praise!



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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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