In response to COVID-19, Bright Start has adopted tele-intervention in order to continue serving our families during this difficult time. Bright Start is using virtual visits to provide the same services that we would in person. We have employed a unique, research based coaching model since 2018, and this model is easily adapted to a virtual environment. Virtual visits increase developmental progress because of increased caregiver engagement and carryover at home. While we can't wait until we can visit all of our families again in person, we love that we can still see your child in his/her natural environment and maintain a connection with you!
Bright Start provides comprehensive early intervention, case management and speech therapy services to individuals with special needs and developmental delays so that children, teenagers and adults can achieve their greatest potential.
Serving 21 counties in South Carolina, including the metro areas of Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson and Rock Hill, Bright Start was 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 and speech therapy services to all individuals who are Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) eligible.
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: Anderson, Berkeley, Charleston, Cherokee, Chester, Dorchester, Greenville, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, & York Counties.
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: Aiken, Anderson, Barnwell, Berkeley, Charleston, Cherokee, Chester, Dorchester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, Sumter, & York.
Bright Start has an excellent team of Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) serving the Columbia, Charleston and Rock Hill areas.
"Elise Washington was absolutely amazing to work with. My child loved her and we enjoying her great communication."
"Alyssa is so flexible with our schedule and always has the best ideas!"
“Carrie is amazing! She’s a wonderful EI. She’s always on time and friendly and helps me set goals for my child.”
“My child loves when Mandy visits and really seems to respond to her which is awesome!”
“Everything is great with Spencer Caroline. She is so understanding and my kids love her!”
"Mary Myers is amazing! She is always willing to help with whatever it is I need and does it without hesitation. We are thrilled she is a part of our lives now. Thank you!"
"Wesley is just amazing. My son adores him. He even knows what day he comes and asks about him just about all day until he gets there. He has come such a long way thanks to Wesley."
Everything is going very well with Spencer Caroline! I love the ideas that she brings to the table and the support she offers! We always look forward to her visits!
Nichole has been very helpful to our family in coordinating services that my child has needed.
We love Carrie! She’s awesome and my son loves her! She’s doing a great job.
Everything is going very well with Ms. Caitlin. She has been helpful for us on this road, giving us the right advice and helping us segue into the PIP program where she is doing great. We are thankful.