For individuals who have purchased AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum or Play-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities, free worksheets and inventories found in these books are available to download.
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♦Subscribe to the AutPlay Therapy YouTube page. You can view clips of sessions, AutPlay interventions, interviews, and AutPlay highlights of various products.
♦Download or print off a free copy of the AutPlay Autism Checklist. This checklist is designed to assist professionals and parents in implementing an autism screening to detect symptoms of an autism spectrum disorder.
♦The Going to See a Play Therapist Social Story can be printed off and read to children before they attend their first play therapy session. Other professionals such as occupational therapists and speech therapists may also use the social story as a guide to create their own unique social story specific to their office setting.
♦Check out The Virtual Sandtray – a new media interpretation of a physical sandtray. It is a new and exciting way to bring sandtray therapy to places not convenient for physical sandtray therapy, such as hospitals, disaster areas, in home therapy and travel. There are new opportunities to treat patients, such as those unable to physically access a standard tray, those that are unable to work with sand due to tactile reasons and those that will not work with a traditional sandtray. Coming soon – the AutPlay package for the Virtual Sandtray!
♦Visit the Private School Review. Many parents of children with special needs contemplate a private school setting versus a public school setting. The Private School Review provides information on all private schools via geographical location. It is easy to navigate and will help you choose the best fit for your child.
♦Visit the Missouri Autism Report website. You can view this month’s current edition and past editions of the magazine. Created by Dayna Busch, each month’s edition is full of relevant and useful articles related to autism disorders.
♦What does the research say about play therapy and play based approaches for treating autism disorders? Check out the Play Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders Research list; an ever-growing list of research studies and resources related to the benefits of play therapy and play based treatment approaches for autism disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
♦Looking for resources and advocacy regarding bullying prevention? Check out the Missouri School Violence Hotline. Children, adolescents, and parents can report bullying issues and gain several tips for how to handle and address bullying issues.
♦Many children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders struggle with sensory issues. For multiple information related to sensory challenges check out sensory-processing-disorder.com. This site is full of useful resources for parents and professionals regarding all things sensory including several interventions to help children improve their sensory challenges. Check our Lindsey Biel’s Sensory Smarts website for sensory diet activities, home and school sensory screening tools and a lot of other helpful information.
♦Looking for therapeutic resources. Check out these online stores for therapeutic books, toys, games, and products:
The Self Esteem Shop
Play Therapy Supply
Child Therapy Toys
Child’s Work Child’s Play
Fat Brain Toys
Sensory University Toy Company
Creative Therapy Store
♦Stars for Autism is a not for profit organization providing support, education, and advocacy for children and families affected by autism. Among their many initiatives is the autism friendly training program. Businesses and organization can participate in this valuable training and become more aware and capable of serving and supporting children with autism.