A Note From Dr. Solomon

Hello and welcome to The PLAY Project (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) website. My name is Rick Solomon and I am the Medical Director of The PLAY Project and of the Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. As a developmental and behavioral pediatrician with more than 25 years of experience, I have been working with families, agencies, and communities to help young children with autism reach their full potential.

Welcome to The P.L.A.Y. Project!

I developed The PLAY Project because it is heart breaking for me to see parents who struggle to relate to their child with autism. I believe that it is possible for all parents to have a close and interactive relationship with their child. Nationally, our PLAY Project professionals have helped thousands of families in overcoming the barriers to connecting with their children. Seeing firsthand the results of this intervention, mainly the joy it brings to families, has been the most rewarding experience of my professional career.

The PLAY Project is evidence-based. Our research shows that in addition to improving language and interactional skills in children with autism, The PLAY Project actually reduces autism severity. Please visit our Research tab to read about the results of our NIMH-funded study and to learn more about the benefits of this model.

I would like to personally invite you to experience what has changed the lives of so many families. So get on board, and enjoy the ride through The PLAY Project website!

Sincerely yours,

Dr Rick

Richard Solomon, MD
Medical Director, The PLAY Project