The PLAY Project

Dr. Solomon-2012

Dr. Richard Solomon, founder of the PLAY Project and Joy Manning, founder of PLAY with Joy (2012)

The PLAY Project is a research-based intervention for kids with autism ages 6 and younger. I began my certification in the PLAY project in 2009. I also have a background in other autism interventions, but my preference for young kids is definitely the PLAY Project.


The PLAY Project is based on Stanley Greenspan’s DIR / Floortime, a relationship based and developmental approach to intervention for kids with autism.


Here are just a few things I love about The PLAY Project.

  • Parents are trained to be the interventionist
  • Kids thrive in their natural environment, and generalize skills better
  • Family relationships are strengthened
  • Everything is individualized based on the child’s strengths, interests, and needs
  • Techniques can be used in everyday activities like mealtimes, bath time, or bed time
  • It’s fun!

For more information about the PLAY Project, check out the PLAY Project Brochure or contact me

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