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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities

This handbook is not intended to provide a thorough or in-depth presentation of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), neurodevelopmental disorders, and developmental disabilities. Brief information is presented on these areas to help practitioners have a better understanding of such disorders and disabilities as it relates to understanding AutPlay Therapy and implementing directive play-based interventions for treatment. Practitioners are encouraged to engage in continual learning and advancement in their knowledge of ASD and other developmental disorders. To assist in advancement, references and a recommended reading list are presented in the Appendix.