Brighton Center expands for first time

SAN ANTONIO – For the first time the Brighton Center for Children with Developmental difficulties is expanding.

Generous donors helped cut the ribbon Thursday on a renovated home north of downtown.

The home is where Brighton began in the 1960s and is now going to be used again to help around 50 children get the services they need. 

The center will also have ample training space for Brighton's parent programs.

Brighton officials say the services they provide are generally needed in San Antonio.

"It's our first expansion, so that's exciting for Brighton Center and to branch out in the community and share the early childhood education for more kids with disabilities," said Kim Jefferies, executive director.

The emcee for the expansion dedication was KSAT's Brian Mylar.

His second set of twins, born in 2011, were premature and received services from Brighton that helped them become the healthy 3-year-olds they are today.