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 April 1st, 2015

The Camp MATES team just wanted to send out a reminder about the upcoming May 1st deadline for Camp MATES applications. Spots are fillCampMATES Flier 2015 FinalCamp MATES Summer 2015 Application_FINAL (1)ing up quickly! So, if you’re interested, please complete the attached application and return it via email (campmates803@gmail.com) or mail (c/o Dr. Allison Randel, […]

on April 1st, 2015
Palmetto Kids FIRST is South Carolina’s only independent and non-partisan Scholarship Funding Organization.

Palmetto Kids FIRST Scholarship Program is a South Carolina nonprofit 501(c)(3) that provides K-12 scholarships for eligible “exceptional needs” children to attend the independent school of their parents choice. https://palmettokidsfirst.org/

on March 31st, 2015
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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!

"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,You are one of the special blessings to my folks and I so appreciate what you do. It has been a breath of fresh air to work with a service coordinator who always has the client’s interest at heart. Thank you for all you do for my folks.Tricia

Mrs. Kim Travaligni
"My husband Josh and I were nervous and didn’t have a clue where to begin when we found out our son had some development issues. When Mrs. Kim came into our home, her and A.J had a instant connection. A.J immediately ran up to her and gave her one of ...
Thank You Meredith Burgoon!!!Faith DeMars
"Meredith Burgoon is nothing less than an angel. She possesses a sweetness and compassion that is inspiring and I seriously cannot thank her enough. From the moment she met Ruby, their connection was evident. Ruby, normally a little hesitant towards strangers, immediately warmed up to Meredith as if she could ...
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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