Sarah Clark (Approved Provider) moved from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast in 2013. Prior to moving to Queensland Sarah had graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters in Health Science (Behavioural Science), attainted Psychologist registration and completed additional studies in Applied Behaviour Analysis with the Florida Institute of Technology to become a board Certified Behaviour analyst (BCBA).
Upon arriving to the Sunshine Coast, Sarah realised that there were no Board Certified Behaviour Analyst’s (BCBA) at all on the Coast. In fact, at that time there were only two others in the whole of Queensland.
With consideration of her background, the gap in offerings in Queensland for BCBA’s as well as her passion for working with children, Sarah began offering in-home services and training to families wanting to begin intensive early intervention therapy. Within 6 months she opened an early intervention centre and brought in additional therapists and allied health professionals to meet the need for therapy services.
Over time, Sarah began to notice that many of the children had a very busy schedule of therapy appointments and some of the parents expressed that they would like to go back to work but their child needed to be taken to their appointments. The idea for combining therapy and early childhood education grew into Bright Start Specialised Early Learning Centre. Today, Sarah is currently working towards a Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care and has now been working with children with autism & other disabilities for over 20 years.