The neurodiversity-affirming approach that you’ve been looking for!
Introducing SEA Bridge
SEA (Social-Emotional Acuity) Bridge is an online curriculum for educators and individual service providers (SLPs, OTs, and mental health) guiding neurodivergent & autistic youth ages 5-10.
Say farewell to ABA and hello to
authentically supporting autistic youth
CULTIVATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF SELF-ADVOCATES
The SEA Bridges’ neurodiversity-affirming, strength-based approach is everything that you, your clients, and their families have been looking for to finally celebrate authentic ways of being.
SUPPORT STUDENTS’ ACTUAL NEEDS
With curriculum topics like authentic social connection, embodied emotions, supportive friends and allies, and self-advocacy, you’ll witness autistic youth become self-assured advocates right before your eyes!
RECLAIM YOUR TIME, REDUCE YOUR PREP-WORK
Feel confident teaching neurodiversity-affirming outcomes with our ready-made, online workshops that make instruction easy whether you’re teaching in-person or remotely.
FLEXIBLE DELIVERY OPTIONS
Whether you’re supporting autistic youth individually or in groups; meeting several times a week, once a week, or every other week; online or in-person, we’ve got a customizable solution for you!
Integrating evidence-based learning methods
We’ve deliberately structured our Bridges Learning System course curriculum based on evidence-based practices (EBPs) established by scientific, peer-reviewed research. You can learn more about the specific practices we’ve put into place below.
Your subscription to the SEA Bridge curriculum comes with a ton of great features.
Interactive, easy-to-use online modules
Access to unlimited use of workshops that span a year of weekly content on an intuitive, easy-to-use online platform. Topics include different ways of communicating, getting my needs met, understanding feelings and more!
Fun and engaging activities
Choose your own path stories, puppet shows, art activities, games and more. With the SEA Bridge, building bridges of understanding is fun today, and life changing tomorrow!
Workshop handouts for educators
Educators and clinicians have access to printable lesson plans that will guide them in tailoring each workshop to meet the needs of every student during individual or group instruction.
Classroom best practices and tips for in person and virtual learning
Want support for using the curriculum with older children… or younger children? Need ideas for keeping a virtual learning session interesting and engaging? Check out our resources to help you implement the SEA Bridge curriculum with any learner.
Award-winning music and singalongs
Beloved children’s singer songwriters Raffi and Lindsay Munroe will delight children with their fun and engaging music that accompanies each lesson and helps children remember key concepts.
Caregiver and family at-home resources
Each lesson includes an activity that can be done at home by students with their families. Also included is our caregiver resource- “Nurturing Neurodiversity” that provides essential information for supporting the whole family in their developing understanding of neurodiversity.
Cultivate pride in neurodiversity alongside the Insight Sprites
Autistic and neurodivergent traits are never shamed or masked with the Insight Sprites. Instead, students discover empowerment and belonging as they navigate the different ways the Sprites engage and interact in the world. Neurodivergent and autistic youth will see themselves in the Sprites as they are guided through each workshop, building bridges of understanding along the way!
Build trust, credibility, and recognition
With the SEA Bridge, you get more than just the buzzword of neurodiversity—you get a program that will guide you in supporting the next generation of changemakers. Don’t wait to be on the right side of history, take the plunge and finally support autistic youth in being their authentic selves. You’ll be surprised how easy it is!
Therapists, parents, and self-advocates all love the SEA Bridge
Frequently asked questions
The SEA Bridge is designed for instructors leading autistic and neurodivergent students. As a web-based curriculum, we have accessibility options for many different needs, including text-to-speech, motor skill support, and much more. Still unsure? Just ask us, we’d love to get to know more about your student’s specific needs!
No, the SEA Bridge is not a school. It is a online-based, educator-led curriculum tailored for autistic and neurodivergent youth ages 5-10. The SEA Bridge is facilitated by independent teachers, therapists, and other providers. Parents and caregivers who are interested in the SEA Bridge for their child, send us an email and we can try to help find a SEA Bridge provider near you!
The SEA Bridge subscription is intended to be used and facilitated by educators and clinicians. As a subscriber, you have access to the entire curriculum online including all the provided materials to then facilitate with students either virtually or in-person. We set it up this way to better help meet students’ individual needs. Clinicians and educators using the curriculum can adapt the workshops (i.e. skipping over the music or adding in more discussion questions) based on their students’ needs.
As many as you’d like! The SEA Bridge is intended to be used in small group or one-on-one settings and can be used across multiple groups or individual sessions.
The 40 workshops are split into two sessions and build on themselves. Each of the following topics are covered across two workshops, where generally the first workshop introduces the concept (i.e. “what is it”) and the second workshop supports students with strategies moving forward (i.e. “what to do”).
Session 1 includes:
- Being together, being me
- Recognizing and understanding similarities and difference
- Building bridges of understanding between two people
- Getting my needs met
- Identifying emotions in myself
- Responding to my emotions
- Recognizing emotions in others
- Responding to big feelings in others
- Handling changes in my environment
- Knowing my strengths and finding a place in my community
Session 2 includes:
- Must haves and nice to haves (needs vs wants)
- Negotiating and setting boundaries
- Different ways of communicating
- Balancing communication differences
- Feeling different emotions simultaneously
- Diversity and equity
- Different ways to care for people
- Managing burnout and crisis
- Finding pride in neurodivergence
We are a strong supporter of the disability justice mantra, “Nothing about us, without us.” That is why we have made sure to include feedback, research, and opinions of autistic individuals throughout the creation of the SEA Bridge curriculum. We have received feedback through surveys and focus groups and autistic individuals have been involved in the direct creation of lessons and activities. Are you autistic or neurodivergent and interested in helping shape the future for others in the neurodivergent community? We’d love to hear from you!
Yes! The SEA Bridge is intended to be used by therapists, SLPs, OTs, and educators while the HAVEN Bridge is tailored for parents and families to use at home. If your child is using the SEA Bridge with a provider, using the HAVEN Bridge will reinforce those concepts at home. Plus, if you contact your provider they may have a coupon code for you to use to access the HAVEN Bridge at a discounted price!
Yes! The main SEA Bridge curriculum is facilitated by a clinician or educator to ensure the content is adapted to meet the needs of individual students. Included with the curriculum materials are supports that the SEA Bridge leader will send home to extend students’ learning in the home environment. These resources include:
- Weekly at home activities to be completed with the whole family.
- A Bi-weekly newsletter to support family members in better understanding the concepts of neurodiversity and how to create a neurodiversity-affirming home environment.
- For families wanting extra support, we suggest they add the HAVEN Bridge (Home Allies, Validating and Empowering Neurodiversity) to supplement the SEA Bridge and boost their efforts to create a home environment that is neurodiversity affirming.
You don’t have to have a specific degree or certificate to use the SEA Bridge. We recommend that you have experience working with neurodivergent youth in some capacity in order to feel confident in adapting the materials to meet the specific needs of your students.
If you are a homeschool family and would like to use the SEA Bridge please sign up for the 30-day trial and review the curriculum to ensure that it will meet the needs of your family, if it does and you would like to sign on you may contact us at email@example.com for a homeschool discount.
Yes. We’ve intentionally structured our lessons based on evidence-based practices (EBPs) established by scientific, peer-reviewed research. The EBPs have been situated within feedback we gathered from the Autistic and Neurodivergent communities on their priorities and needs. Read more about how each EBP practice is incorporated into the SEA Bridge learning modules.
The SEA Bridge is designed to be used 1:1 or in a small group setting, with kids of all neurotypes and can be implemented in private practice or public schools. Due to the interactive nature of the program, we recommend that the groups be no more than 5 students. See below for examples of how the SEA Bridge might work for you!
If you are a:
- Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist the SEA Bridge offers neurodiversity affirming content for “social skills” groups! Weekly lessons can be modified to last 30-60 minutes depending on the needs of your students. Many clinicians also opt to use the program with their students 1:1, and some find that a mix of 1:1 and small group work is the best choice for their students.
- Special education/ Inclusion teacher or School Psychologist the SEA Bridge can be used in the special or general education classroom with small groups of children during rotations or as an opt-in “lunch bunch” group to support neurotypical and neurodivergent children in understanding one another.
- Home school educator the SEA Bridge can be used in a home school setting to support students in developing a strong sense of self and an understanding of different ways of being. Please use the 30-day free trial period to determine if this program is right for you and your child. If it is, you may contact us for a homeschool discount.
Note- The SEA Bridge is a formal curriculum meant to be adapted and implemented by a clinician or educator, so for families not currently homeschooling we recommend the HAVEN Bridge for support in developing a neurodiversity-affirming home environment.
Our standard monthly or yearly plan is intended to be used by an individual, and it includes a single login. However, we work with organizations directly to create institutional licenses and pricing for our multi-user subscription which can be shared across clinicians or educators. Contact us so that we can work together on a customized plan that’s right for you.
The SEA Bridge free trial includes 4 weekly lessons (a full month of content!). During your trial we invite you to take a look at the first four lessons and their accompanying materials (caregiver handouts, at home activities etc.). We also recommend that you review the getting started materials where you will find our Workshop Topic Overview guide that will give you a preview of the full scope of the curriculum.
You can use your trial time to determine if your students are receptive to the program or share it with your administration to see if your school or organization is open to purchasing the SEA Bridge. If at any time during the 30-day trial, you would like to upgrade to a paid membership just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The SEA Bridge trial is completely obligation free and can be cancelled at any time during the trial period. After the trial ends, you will automatically be enrolled in our $49.00/ month plan, which can be cancelled at any time. At this time, you can also opt into our yearly plan for $539/year and get 1 month free. Once you become a full member, you’ll unlock our full curriculum of 40+ workshops.
While a credit card is required to join the trial, you can change your payment method (such as to your institution or company’s credit card) at any time. If you are interested in paying using a purchase order, please contact us at email@example.com to get the process started.
*Note: The purchase order system can sometimes be lengthy, we will do our best to work with your administration to get through the process in a timely manner.
Start Your Free SEA Bridge Trial Today
Start revolutionizing how you support neurodivergent and autistic youth with Social-Emotional Acuity (SEA) Bridge.
All SEA Bridge Plans Include
- 40 hours of ready to deliver workshops!
- Educational material for families & send-home activities
- Educator resources to help you meet the needs of your students
- 70-minute webinar to learn more about Neurodiversity
- Music by award-winning musicians Raffi and Lindsey Munroe
- Fun and engaging for children ages 5-10
- 10-day free trial, with access to 4 workshops in each session (upgrade to a full membership at any time)
- No contract. Cancel anytime during your free trial.
Choose Your Plan
We offer flexible billing cadences on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.