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Why Is Tummy Time So Important For Babies?

Even if you are new parents, you have probably heard people mention the term “tummy time.” Perhaps you have an idea of what it is and how it benefits your newborn, or maybe it’s still a mystery!    At Right Start Inc, we know that tummy time is essential for...

Sports and Autism

At Right Start Inc we know that there are many ways to support exercise for individuals with autism so they're able to safely and successfully step into the world of sport. Physical exercise has a lot of health benefits; essentially as it enhances physical and emotional well-being, boosts self-esteem and...

Autism and Pregnancy

It is interesting to note that two U.S. studies have revealed that the insula and amygdala regions of the brain are enlarged in the early months of gestation in autistic children, but further research is needed. The complicated mosaic which explains (or, at least, attempts to explain) autism now has...

Autism And Sensory Issues – Signs And How To Help

Sensory processing and autism At Right Start Inc we know that Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or sensory issues describes the challenges children (and adults) have when their brains interpret the sensory messages they receive differently.  Their brains might find some sensory inputs overwhelming.  Or they might not notice sensory inputs...

Myths And Facts About Autism Spectrum Disorder

There are a lot of misconceptions circulating about individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In order to fully meet the needs of students with ASD and support them in inclusive classrooms, it is important to have accurate information about their strengths and challenges.  MYTH: Everyone with autism is either non-verbal...

Benefits And Risk Factors: Social Media And Autism

Studies find that teens and adults with autism can benefit from the social interactions they experience through their Facebook connections. A 2018 study published in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking by Deborah M. Ward and colleagues at the School of Psychology of Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California revealed “adults with...

Understanding Autism

Every individual has a unique and meaningful contribution to make to society. Autism is part of who a person is. What is autism? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability. It commonly presents in early childhood; however, some individuals may not be diagnosed later in life. ASD is seen...

What is Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy For Autism?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapeutic intervention that can improve social, communication, and learning skills through reinforcement techniques. In addition to improving general adaptive behaviors, such as social skills, learning skills, it can focus on specific skill learning such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, etc. ABA...