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PLAY Project Advanced Conference

May 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

May 16th PLAY Project Advanced Conference 9:30-4:00

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PLAY Project Advanced Workshop Details

Join us for our biennial autism conference to hear the latest news from The PLAY Project, learn from Master Trainers, keynote speakers, and participate in advanced breakout sessions.

Who will benefit:

Our Advanced Conference will be of interest to administrators and policy makers involved with autism services, parents of children with autism, and providers who serve these children.

Breakout sessions to include:

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Managing Behavior Issues

Session led by: Richard Solomon, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The PLAY Project

Description: Based on The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly chapter of Dr. Solomon’s book, Autism: The Potential Within, this session provides practical strategies for solving some of the challenging behavior of children with autism. Participants will learn how to transform negative behaviors into good behaviors by using developmental approaches to solve behavior challenges.

Teaching PLAY: Lessons From The Classroom

Session led by: Diana Holderman

Description: Teaching PLAY is a play-based, relationship-based approach to engaging children with autism in the preschool and kindergarten classroom. Join us to learn how this innovative approach can effectively and meaningfully integrate children on the autism spectrum into the classroom’s daily activities. Participants will learn through discussion of in-depth video case studies.

PLAY Project in the Clinic Setting

Session led by: Onna Solomon, LMSW, Lead Trainer and Certified PLAY Project Consultant

Description: This session will use a longitudinal case study to discuss the successes and challenges of adapting the PLAY Project to a clinic-based setting by a private practice mental health provider. Participants will learn about the logistics of maintaining fidelity, billing insurance, collecting video, and writing reports, while also discussing the clinical aspects of assessment, parent support, and engagement of the child.

Higher Functional Developmental Levels: Case Studies

Session led by: Monica Lott

Description: Join an in-depth discussion of language development, symbolic play, and emotional thinking through video case studies of Functional Developmental Levels 5 and 6. This session will address such topics as: the nuances between simple and complex pretend play; how pretend leads to empathy; how meaningful symbolic communication develops; and the evolution of emotional thinking.

Going Deeper With The Sensory Motor Profile

Session led by: Kirsten Brown

Description: Gain deeper insight into the many aspects of a child’s sensory motor profile and learn practical strategies for addressing sensory challenges. How to explain the importance of the sensory motor profile to parents and video clips of how to use a child’s sensory preferences to teach them to have fun with people

Hotel and Travel Information

All events will be held at Weber’s Inn on 3050 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. The PLAY Project has reserved a limited number of rooms under a special rate of $129 for May 13th – May 17th 2018. To book a room under the PLAY Project group of rooms for the please call (734) 769-2500 or click here for their website. Be sure to enter PLAY202018 as the Group code. The room rate will expire on April 13th. Weber’s Inn is located directly off I-94 exit 172. The closest airport is Detroit Metropolitan Airport and is roughly 30 minutes to Weber’s Inn.

Payment and special rates

Please contact for:

  • Paying by check or PO
  • Discounts on student, parent and group rates
  • Any additional questions


May 16
9:30 am - 4:00 pm