The P.L.A.Y. (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) Project is a nationally recognized home-based, parent training program that teaches play-based, intensive intervention techniques.
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Ashley joined the P.L.A.Y. Project staff as a Home Consultant in May of 2007. She earned a B.S. in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a M.S. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Findlay. Ashley has worked with children on the autistic spectrum and other special needs for seven years in both clinical and home settings with a focus on Sensory Integration and Floortime. Ashley joined the team of P.L.A.Y. Project Supervisors in the summer of 2008 and has since presented at numerous P.L.A.Y. Project training workshops and webinars. In 2010, Ashley was invited to the Netherlands to speak to a group of professionals about the P.L.A.Y. Project Model as part of an intensive week-long training on Floortime Interventions. Ashley also served as a supervisor in the P.L.A.Y. Project NIMH research grant until 2012. Ashley was appointed the position of Training Director in 2012 for the P.L.A.Y. Project and will continue to serve P.L.A.Y. Project families on a part-time basis.
Amber has been a P.L.A.Y. Project Home Consultant since 2005. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Community Services and a Master's degree in Social Work. She has previously worked with children on the autism spectrum in several settings including schools, group homes, a therapeutic horseback riding program and respite care.
Onna, our Program Director and Home Consultant, began working for The P.L.A.Y. Project in 2006. Some of Onnaís responsibilities include administration of professional trainings and community workshops; media communication; educational resource development; and The P.L.A.Y. Project community organization. In the past, she has worked with children on the autism spectrum as a play tutor, and now serves families through The Ann Arbor Center. Onna has a Bachelorís degree from University of Michigan, a Masterís in writing from Boston University and a Masterís in Social Work from the University of Michigan.
Laurie joined the P.L.A.Y. Project staff as a Home Consultant in the Spring of 2011. Laurie has 25 years of experience working with, and on behalf of, young children in home and school based settings. Her experience includes being a Parent Educator, Home Visitor, Teacher, Administrator, Group Facilitator and a Mom. Laurieís work experience has focused on the growth and development of young children that have needs that are special, and the adults that parent these children. Laurie has a Post Masterís Certificate in Infant Mental Health from Wayne State University, a Masterís in Child Development and Nutrition from California State University, a Bachelorís from Michigan State University, and is a Registered Dietitian.