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Springtide seeks to reimagine the way individuals receive autism therapy and support. Learn what makes us different and how are results stack up against the competition.

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Springtide provides 1:1, personalized therapies, including ABA, speech, occupational and physical therapies. In addition, we offer social skills classes, functional living skills training, school readiness training, language acquisition and family coaching.

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We believe in a world where autism care isn't so complicated. We make it easy to get started with Springtide. After our initial call and intake, we carry the torch and do the heavy lifting for you.

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Our mission is to be the partner for families on their journey. We offer a wealth of resources to our current parents, as well as free resources for the community.

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Springtide Blog

Resources, Tips, and Helpful Articles for Parents and Families Caring for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Brought to you by your very own Springtide Team.

News and Announcements

April 19, 2023
Springtide and Cortica, Better Together

Springtide has joined forces with Cortica, opening up access to new resources and services for families in CT and MA.

March 13, 2023
NOW OPEN in West Springfield, MA

Our newest center is now open in West Springfield, MA.

November 1, 2022
Opening Soon in West Springfield, MA

Springtide's unique, interdisciplinary, 360-degree autism care model is coming to Springfield, MA. Pre-Register today and skip the wait.

October 25, 2022
Offering Diagnosis Services in Massachusetts

We are now offering Autism Diagnosis Services for individuals living in Massachusetts.

May 24, 2022
Introducing Care Navigation

Introducing Care Navigation at Springtide - Providing Families with Individualized Support Throughout Their Entire Journey.

May 19, 2022
Now Offering Autism Diagnosis Services

Starting in Connecticut, we are offering Autism Diagnosis services to help expedite families' access to care.

Parent Resources

May 16, 2023
Sensory Diets Part 2: Planning a Daily Sensory Diet Schedule

Part 2 explores how you can create a daily schedule that will make your child’s life easier and add some peace to your day-to-day routine.

May 7, 2023
Sensory Diets Part 1: Determining Your Child’s Sensory Input Needs

A sensory diet is a daily schedule to meet your child’s sensory input needs. Part 1 of this series explores how to determine those needs.

May 1, 2023
Answering the Call: The Demand for RBTs and BCBAs

The need for people to answer the call and join the field helping individuals with autism is greater than ever. Learn more here.

April 15, 2023
Effectiveness of Autism Care in Today's World

Autism care has come a long way in just a short amount of time. Explore the latest innovations and methods in autism care today.

April 2, 2023
What Does a Neurodiverse World Look Like?

What does a neurodiverse world look like? Including workplace accommodations, advocacy inclusion, and communication differences.

March 15, 2023
What to Expect from Play-Based ABA Therapy

What is "play-based" therapy, and what are the benefits? How does it compare to "traditional" ABA therapies you may have heard about?

February 24, 2023
Why Some Children with Autism Mask and Its Effects

An often-requested resource explaining what "masking" is, why children with autism do it, what effects it can have, and how you can spot it.

February 8, 2023
Meltdown vs. Tantrum: What's the Difference?

Learn more about what meltdowns are, how to spot the difference between one and a tantrum, and what you can do to support your child.

January 19, 2023
7 Tips to Potty Train a Child With Autism

Although it may take longer for some, potty training can be accomplished with the right support, consistency, and patience.

January 12, 2023
What to Do When Your Child With Autism Becomes Aggressive

Aggressive behaviors are often a sign of an underlying problem. These tips can help you connect with your child and help them through.

December 9, 2022
Preparing Your Child With Autism for the Holidays (6 Ways)

In order to make the most of the holidays, we developed a list of ways to help your child, and you, enter the season with confidence.

November 28, 2022
Helping Your Child With Autism Sleep in Their Own Bed

Around half of children with autism struggle with sleeping in some capacity, as compared to one-fourth of neurotypical children.

November 16, 2022
Preparing Your Child With Autism for Thanksgiving (5 Tips)

A few easy ways you can prepare with your child so Thanksgiving weekend can be as relaxing and satisfying as possible.

October 28, 2022
3 Tips to Build an Autism Parent Community

Forming or joining a community of parents of children with autism can feel like a turning point towards a less stressful life.

October 11, 2022
Preparing Your Child With Autism for Halloween (3 Quick Tips)

Worried about Halloween? Enjoy these quick tips to make Halloween a fun and stress-free experience for you and your child with autism.

September 29, 2022
Why Play Skills Are a Major Component of Modern ABA Therapy

The American Academy of Pediatrics research shows that play has incredible benefits for developing children, especially those with autism.

September 27, 2022
What is an RBT and What Can I Expect From Them?

If you're new to ABA, you may be wondering exactly what an RBT is, what kind of training they receive, and what they will be doing.

September 23, 2022
How to Effectively Communicate With Your Child's Teacher

Consider these simple tips to effectively communicate with your child’s teacher and start the school year off on the right foot.

September 14, 2022
Autism and Entrepreneurship

Exclusive sit down with Joe Carr, Co-Founder of Serenity Kids, to learn a little more about his inspiring journey.

August 17, 2022
IEP Meetings Part 2: 5 Ways to Prepare

5 simple ways you and your family can prepare before the IEP meeting in order to serve as your child’s strongest advocate.

August 10, 2022
IEP Meetings Part 1: What to Expect

Explaining what an IEP and IEP meeting look like, and how to best prepare in order to be the strongest advocate for your child.

July 13, 2022
5 Ways to Prep Your Child With Autism for Elementary School

Transitions are difficult for everyone. These tips will help you prepare your child with autism to start school with confidence.

June 14, 2022
How to Create Social Stories

What are social stories and how are they created? Use this quick guide to get started helping your child on the autism spectrum.

June 6, 2022
How to Keep a Child With Autism Engaged Over The Summer

Suggestions to help you improve your day-to-day while out of your routine, keep your child busy, and make lasting summer memories together.

May 31, 2022
4 Ways Games Can Help Build Social Skills (with examples)

Play is a universal way children communicate. It’s through that play that we can learn from them and teach essential skills to them.

May 16, 2022
3 Ways To Support a Family Member on the Autism Spectrum

If someone on your family member is diagnosed with autism, there are plenty of ways in which you could support them and their loved ones.

April 21, 2022
4 Tips for Including Children on the Autism Spectrum on Playdates

Setting up a playdate between a child on the autism spectrum and a neurotypical child will have immense benefits for all involved.

April 14, 2022
What to Look for in an ABA Provider

When finding a provider, continue to prioritize and advocate for your child’s needs, as well as your own. Use this resource to get started.

March 24, 2022
3 Advantages of Center-Based ABA Therapy Over Home-Based Therapy

Recent research indicates center-based ABA shows more positive results over home-based ABA. These 3 advantages help explain why.

February 17, 2022
A Guide to How Autism is Diagnosed

Understanding what’s next and who to trust when exploring an Autism diagnosis will provide clarity on the next steps to take.

February 2, 2022
How Children Learn to Talk

While there is no set timeline for developing language skills, there are general milestones that children tend to reach early on.

December 9, 2021
What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy?

What is ABA Therapy? What are the goals? How can ABA help my child with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Answers to these and more.

December 1, 2021
Age-Appropriate Speech Development Timeline

While every child learns to communicate at their own pace, there are general milestones that can help identify any potential setbacks.

Terms and Definitions

February 15, 2022
Insurance Terms to Know

We’ve compiled a list of the most common insurance phrases you may hear as your child begins their ABA therapy. Care shouldn't be confusing.

February 11, 2022
Springtide’s Guide to ABA: Terms to Know

We've compiled a list of some of the most common words and phrases that you may encounter when your child participates in ABA therapy.

Springtide Child Development was awarded an Award of Distinction with The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) and is a member of The Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP). These awards celebrate exceptional special needs providers that are leading the way in the areas of clinical quality, staff satisfaction, qualifications, and consumer satisfaction.
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