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Foundations of AutPlay Therapy

AutPlay Therapy is a play therapy and behavioral therapy-based approach to working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and developmental disabilities. AutPlay is a mental health therapeutic treatment approach that builds upon established psychological and counseling theory as well as incorporates evidence-based behavioral approaches for addressing children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disorders. AutPlay Therapy is a combination of behavioral and developmental methodology and treatment protocol is both practitioner and parent led. AutPlay incorporates a comprehensive approach to addressing the myriad of issues confronting children with ASD similar to several established treatment approaches such as the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), Building Blocks, SCERTS, and TEACCH, which are described in the Appendix.