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Help for Autistic Children

The PLAY Project is an evidence-based, parent-training program for professionals to help children with autism and their families. Richard Solomon, M.D., a developmental and behavioral pediatrician in Ann Arbor, developed it in 2001 in response to the need for evidenced-based, intensive, early intervention for children with autism and a desire to support the development of relationships between children and their caregivers.

            An online PLAY intensive workshop for parents and professionals will take place from August 10 to 12 to benefit Feed the Need Autism and Special Needs Activity Center. Participants will learn to playfully engage children with autism in an evidence-based course that is fun and practical with 10 hours of content to be completed asynchronously and two live sessions to answer questions in person over a three-week period.

            A recent, three‐year, multi‐site, randomized, controlled trial showed improvements in both parent‐child interaction and autism diagnosis. The PLAY Project is available in close to 30 states and nine countries so far.

CEUs offered to US SLPs and OTs by The PLAY Project, an approved ASHA and AOTA CEU course provider. For more information, call 734-585-5333, email [email protected] or visit