BRIGHTON SCHOOL INC

Rating: 4.86 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Disabilities, Education, Human Services

Location: 14207 Higgins Road San Antonio TX 78217 USA

Mission: Brightonprovides family & community education and developmental services tochildren (birth to age 22) with disabilities or delays empowering themto achieve their individual potential making them successful in everycommunity.

Programs: Brighton's ECI program serves babies, birth to age three, utilizing a series of therapies and other supports to help families increase the likelihood that their child will reach his or her maximum potential.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 3 stars  

The Brighton Center has been part of my family's life for over 4 years. While my daughter has not benefitted directly from each of the services provided by the center we are reminded each day of the children and familiies Brighton affects. My daughter has never known that there is a child with a disability or that one child is getting any more assistance than the other. She has learned a lifetime lesson in her first four years at Brighton. That every child is as equal and independantly different from the next without so much as a care of what those differences are. Imagine as the children that are a part of Brighton grow and continue to spread that lesson into not just the local environment and social network they belong to but their friends, families and children. While as adults we can say that one child does need a little more attention or that one child needs a little more help than the next, the children at Brighton are learning through the environement and staff that the child to the left and the right are a part of their social network and not any less important than themselves. Brighton offers many programs not only geared toward the children they are trying to help but for their families as well. That is one of the best benefits that Brighton offers. Not only can a child with a need be served through Brighton but the family as well. It is a life changing moment that brings families to Brighon or Brighton to the families but more than just assistance Brighton offers them hope, caring, understanding, education and every bit of it is 100% from their hearts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

for the last several years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try and expand the number of families Brighton can assist.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Brighton Center provided valuable services to my 3 year old in our home. We were concerned with a delay in his speech, and thankfully we were recommended to the Brighton Center. We had a very compassionate speech therapist come to our house and evaluate our son. She spent well over 2 hours with he and I and put our minds at ease. She provided us with helpful ways to encourage his speech and with useful handouts and resources. Luckily, a few months later we had a "chatter box" in the house....our son had the gift of gab. Thanks to the staff at the Brighton Center, especially our speech therapist, we found their services to be invaluable. We have recommended their many services to many more families. Keep up the great work!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways...in th ecommunity, in my home, at fund raising events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing...they are a very well run organiztion that deserves all the support of our community and families they have served.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My first experience with Brighton was about 7 years ago working on the Taste of the Northside. At that time the event was very small and not well known, but through the years it has expanded to one of the largest Fiesta events. I am now involved in the Fundraising Committee and have enjoyed the team there tremendously. You can feel the compassion from the team members each time you walk through the doors of the Brighton Center.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Taste of the Northside and the Duck race.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing at all.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've been apart of Brighton for five years. In that time I've have seen the impact the organiization has had to thousands of children in our community. Through in-home services through the Early Childhood Intervention program and classroom education at Bright Beginning to child advocacy and parent education, the Brighton Center has real reach and real impact to our community's child development.

It is a well run organization top to bottom, creating an efficient administration allowing maximum services to the children.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in seeing the children's laughter and happiness on the playground and observing in-home sessions in the ECI program

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Work to continue to expand its reach to more children and their families.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

The annual Tast of the Northside fiesta event

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Making an impact in the lives of children with disabilities and their families

What is its top priority in the long run?

Enhancing services to children and families and expanding their reach

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I became a Brighton family back in 2004 I was given something: hope. Hope, support, and commitment define Brighton. There is no place like this. Because of the staff, and how I have been supported, I am able to in turn support my children-specifically two who have disabilities. For this reason, Brighton is a place I always want to find some way of giving back to.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My family and I have been supported by PALS, ECI, and Bright Beginnings Child Development Center.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none!

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Rating: 5 stars  

They are awesome always willing to help!! They were supportive not only with the children but with the family as well. They took the time to answer your question and explain any information you dont understand. Over all a very good porgram.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

There daycare and there speech teacher. they worked very well with the children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it available to very child who needs the help.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to Brighton about four years ago and right from the beginning I knew this was a great organization. The whole staff from Kim Jefferies, Shae, Amy, Isai and many more all have one mission and that is to help these great kids. I'm sure they have bad days just like rest of us but you would never know. They always have a smile on their face and you can tell that what they do is not just a job. These people are making a difference in these kids lives and it has been such an honor to have been on the board for two years. You could not ask for a better school or staff to have an impact on these wonderful kids.

Travis Dickson

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By seeing how these kids interact with the Brighton teachers and staff. I have also had conversations with parents about what this school has done for them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I honestly couldn't say what I would change. This is just a top notch organization and group of people. I guess the one thing that would be obvious to change would be to make Brighton capable of reaching more people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

what can i say about this GREAT program.The staff as to be one of the best groups of people I've met. My son has Down syndrome and they treat him with so well.The team of girls that works with him are great.
i love to tell them about the new things at he's doing. That make you feel very welcomed and loved. I love this program and what they have done for my son.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a nurse from the spoke great things about Brighton and turned me to them. from then on I've had nothing but great experiences with them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make them bigger and be able to service anywhere.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I don't even know where to begin with a "review" for Brighton... Awesome, spectacular, caring, compassionate are only a few of the adjectives that first come to mind when thinking about the staff. Everyone at Brighton truly cares about making a difference in the lives of the children and parents they serve. Not a day goes by that I'm not mesmerized by the attention that everyone in the organization pays to ensure that the best interest of the families being served are front and center. The selfless, helping, giving attitude is contageous... From the executive director to each and every team member, the desire to help those in need is clear.

If you don't know much about this fantastic organization, and haven't had a chance to experience first-hand what Brighton does for our community, I would highly recommend you looking into it... www.brightonsa.org

The Brighton spirit is contageous... You too will be an advocate if you experience it!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My own life! Witnessing how much the employees of Brighton give to the community, and everything they do for the families served is extremely humbling. You cannot leave an event that involves the children without realizing what's truly important in life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change a thing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known about the Brighton Center for over 10 years now and am in awe of their growth and success over these years. They use to be housed in a neighborhood, in an old home that was turned into an office and a daycare center. They then moved to a building, which use to be a church and have recently bought this building! They have helped so many, countless children over the years through their diligent service and overall love for ALL children. I have volunteered at their Taste of Northside event since the first year it began. It is a wonderful event that has grown over the years into a huge official Fiesta event. Everyone that attends the event has a wonderful time and has only great things to say about Brighton and their staff! I am proud to be a supporter of this wonderful organization!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have not personally been helped by the Brighton Center, but have seen many children first hand who have been. These kids are full of life and a love of learning! Many of these children have come so far, in their short little lives, due to the early interventions that Brighton provides.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I love it, just the way it is!

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