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CHUDLEIGH’S FARM 2016

Our Student's have had such a wonderful start to the year we just had to take a fun trip to our favorite place, Chudleigh's Apple Farm! Student's enjoyed discovering the seasonal changes and enjoying the crisp fall air! Pumpkins, animals, hay rides and more, our...

HALLOWEEN DOOR DECORATING CONTEST!

Halloween Spirit is in full effect at BSA! The student's did a terrific job helping to decorate their classroom doors! The winner will be announced during our Halloween Party! Great job ghouls and goblins!

THE O & N BUSINESS!

Every Pizza Lunch Wednesday comes with tasty treats for sale, made by two of our very own students! The O & N Business allows everyone in school to purchase a healthy snack! Way to go boys!

HOW THE ONTARIO AUTISM PROGRAM COULD BENEFIT YOU

Education for those with special needs is continually evolving to become more inclusive and foster better overall development. Over the years, special needs education has morphed into one of the most progressive systems of training people in academics, communication,...

6 PARENTING STYLES TO AVOID WHEN RAISING A CHILD WITH AUTISM

Bringing up a child with autism can be challenging, and, in some cases, overwhelming.1Children with autism don't communicate, play, or behave like their neurotypical peers, and their behaviors can be confusing, frustrating, or frankly upsetting to...

THE MOST COMMONLY MISDIAGNOSED SYMPTOMS OF AUTISM IN ADULTS

Autism Spectrum Disorder persists into adulthood; this is a medical fact, yet few doctors know how to recognize and diagnose autistic symptoms in adults. Here are some of the condition’s most common warning signs, and the other conditions they are mistakenly...

SIGNS OF AUTISM IN INFANTS AND BABIES

It's easy to understand why one of the biggest fears many parents have is that their child will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For one thing, the number of kids diagnosed with ASD has been steadily increasing. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and...

7 TYPES OF SCHOOLS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Your child has special needs, which means (in most cases) that a typical classroom in a typical public school is unlikely to be an ideal setting. But what are the other options? Read More Original Article Source Credits: Very Well Family ...

TIPS FOR BRINGING UP A CHILD WITH AUTISM

Contrary to media presentations, autism isn’t a pediatric disorder.  It’s a lifelong disorder that just happens, most of the time, to be diagnosed in early childhood. Parents and people on the spectrum work hard to minimize difficulties and build on strengths,...

WHICH BEHAVIOR THERAPY WORKS BEST FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM?

There is no cure for autism, but various interventions diminish the symptoms, sometimes profoundly. Since both social and communication challenges are part of the autism diagnosis, behavioral and speech language therapy typically comprise the basis of a treatment...

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE BRIGHT START ACADEMY!

At Bright Start Academy, we are confident about the services we provide and will not shy away from giving you references. Besides, we will be happy to tell you why we are Toronto’s premier private school for autism and learning disability. We have been running...

CAN YOU BE A LITTLE BIT AUTISTIC?

All of these statements, which are used all the time, equate a passing mood or mild preference with a major mental illness. But of course, picky eating is a far cry from obsessive compulsive disorder, which can make it impossible to fulfill the demands of daily life. ...

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF AUTISM IN ADULTS

The signs and symptoms of autism are usually seen before age 3.1  They include impairments in communication, social interactions, and responsiveness, and the child may have obsessive or repetitive behaviors. Read More Original Article Source Credits: ...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AUTISM IN ADULTS

The symptoms of autism in adults can differ from those in children, and many adults have learned to live with their symptoms over the years. Read More Original Article Source Credits: Medial News Today , www.medicalnewstoday.com Article Written...

WHAT DOES AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER LOOK LIKE IN ADULTS?

 Awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adults has grown dramatically in recent years, which reflects both an increase in diagnoses and in the public’s understanding that, even late in life, a diagnosis can offer major benefits and relief. Learn more...

HOW TO HANDLE THE 4 MOST CHALLENGING AUTISM BEHAVIORS

Having a child with autism presents its challenges. Here, our experts have highlighted four of the most testing autism behaviours and advise you how to handle them.Does your child scream if they can't wear their favourite shoes? Do they enjoy fondling materials of...

WHY AUTISTIC EMOTIONS MAY GO UNRECOGNIZED

e-body rte"> Anyone who knows someone with autism knows that people with autism have feelings. Sometimes very strong feelings. Just like everyone else. People with autism can be happy, sad, excited, depressed, frustrated, or angry.But the myth that "people...

PLANNING SCHOOL TRANSITIONS

Everyone must adjust to new environments at various points of their lives. Adjustments may involve adapting to a new school, a new teacher, or other things that are different than what we are used to. Transitions can be particularly challenging for individuals with...

10 THINGS PARENTS CAN DO TO HELP THEIR CHILD WITH AUTISM

It seems impossible, but somehow you’ve crossed everything off your initial to-do list, and your son or daughter is set. Maybe he is now firmly ensconced in an Early Intervention program, and you’ve already booked the eight million school evaluations required to get...

WHAT DOES MILD AUTISM MEAN?

There is no official diagnosis called "mild autism." But there are plenty of people of all ages who have been told by someone (a doctor, therapist, or well-meaning friend) that they have mild autism. What exactly do people mean when they use the term? Read more...

DOES MY CHILD HAVE AUTISM?

As a parent, you never want to believe that your precious bundle has a problem. But when it comes to autism, catching it early—ideally by the age of eighteen months—makes a huge difference. But no matter your child’s age, don’t lose hope. Treatment can reduce the...

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

This parent’s guide to symptoms and diagnosis can help you better understand your child, decipher all the different autism terms, and make it easier to communicate with doctors, teachers, and therapists. Read More Original Article Source Credits:Help...

SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM BRIGHT START ACADEMY

Bright Start Academy wishes you the happiest of holidays this season. Have a safe and happy New Year 2019! We would like to inform you that we are closed during the Christmas Holidays. When we reopen, we will introduce new exciting programs beginning in January 2019....

WHAT ARE THE EARLY SIGNS OF AUTISM?

According to the CDC, as many as 1 out of every 59 children may be autistic. So if you're a parent of a young child and worried about the early signs of autism, you have a right to be concerned Read More Original Article Source Credits: Very Well...

WHY OUR STUDENTS AND PARENTS LOVE US

At Bright Start Academy, we prioritize academics, communication, social skills and functional daily living skills. To let you know just how committed we are to your happiness and making life better for those in our academy, here’s what a few delighted parents had to...

HOW BRIGHT START ACADEMY HELPS INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

As a society, we need to strive for inclusive development. However, to ensure that no one is left behind, individuals with special needs require additional support. Whether it’s academics, communication, social skills or functional daily living skills, this support...

THE BRIGHT START ACADEMY DIFFERENCE

Thanks for stopping by our blog. If you’re looking for more information about Bright Start Academy, you’ve come to the right place. About Bright Start Academy We are a private school that specializes in education for children with exceptionalities. We offer a...

ANNOUNCING THE NEW WEBSITE

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website! Our new website provides our existing and prospective clients a simple yet interactive view of our work and the services we offer. Stay tuned to our blog for new ideas! Sign up here so you never miss an...

NEW WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

New Website Coming Soon! We are currently revamping our website. Our new website will be interactive and mobile friendly! Watch this space for updates. Just few more weeks to go!

FUNDRAISER PARTY!

Bring your friends and family to Bright Start Academy for our Fundraiser Party! Thurs. Dec 22, 2016 2:30pm-4:30pm 4630 Dufferin St. Suite 318 Games to be played and Prizes to be won! Bring your toonies and loonies for our games and raffle draws! All proceeds go...

HOLIDAY FUN!

The Holidays mean fun times all around for our students! Everyone enjoys playing in the snow, making Holiday decorations and decorating our BSA Christmas tree!

PAJAMA DAY AT BSA!

Because who doesn't want to wear their pajamas to school! What a fun and comfy day for our students!

ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTER 2016

Our students always have a great time at the Ontario Science Center! Exploring energy, movement, the human body and more, this was one lesson plan based around the curriculum that sure made learning fun!

REMEMBRANCE DAY AT BSA

Every year our students reflect on Remembrance Day and remember those who fought for our freedom. Our high school students took a trip to City Hall and put on some Remembrance Day performances here at school. Some students shared articles of veterans and others shared...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM BSA!

Bright Start Academy turned into a fun filled Halloween House this Halloween! With spooky and fun halloween music playing our students enjoyed a full afternoon of fun and games! What a great day!




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