Bright Beginnings is an Early Intervention (EI) program, that provides support and resources for At Risk children who have developmental delays who live in Beaufort County. Some of the children are diagnosed with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Down’s Syndrome. Many of these children have medical issues
Great Expectations Day Program
Day Program: is tailored for adults beginning at age 21 with intellectual or related disabilities like autism, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. This program provides a safe, supervised, and structured environment Monday thru Friday for six hours each day.
Heritage Outreach & Great Expectations Program
Heritage Outreach & Great Expectations Program’s mission is to expand our educational program for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities & Related Disabilities (ID&RD). We serve individuals from many ethnic backgrounds. Our outings and future activities/experiences are designed to educate all of them. Many of the consumers have direct lineage to ancestors who have lived South and North of the Broad River for several generations. To help them and other individuals with disabilities better understand and celebrate this heritage we provide:
1. Educational programs, theater, musical performances, art, guest speakers and other cultural events
2. Visits to numerous local museums and historical sites such as Penn Center, the Santa Elena Museum, Mitchelville Freedom Park, Spanish and revolutionary forts and archeological sites in our area.
3. Trips to local farms to learn about the agricultural history of the low country.
4. Gullah cooking, cast netting for shrimp and lowcountry basket weaving design and development.
5. guest speakers like Dr. Emory S. Campbell and other educators to speak directly to our consumers
The above are just a few of the activities in which consumers can participate as observers & and also be involved in a learning environment where they can become aware of what the local heritage means to them.
This program mission is to provide economic assistance to those families within Beaufort County who are in dire need of financial help to purchase items for family safety and health. Each year we have help families for them to:
1. Removal of bed bug infestations
2. Purchase weighted blankets
3. Easy Lift Chairs (for assisted living homes for an individual to be able to lift a person who has fallen to a sitting position).
The Cinderella Fella Ball is a magical evening of dinner and dancing for students and adults with disabilities, their care givers, and families. The Beaufort County School District and the Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs Department join together to organize the event. The Ball is made possible by generous donations from local businesses, agencies, and individuals who also help to provide complimentary portraits, gifts and door prizes.
If you are interested in donating to or need additional information about the 25th Anniversary Cinderella Fella Ball, please call Sheila Wiley at 843- 322-5448.