Autism Play Therapists Atlanta GA

Autism play therapists are professionals who provide therapy to patients with autism. Read on to learn more information on autism play therapists in Atlanta, GA and gain access to floor time therapy, music therapy, play projects, new behavior learning, and sandplay therapy, as well as advice and content on play therapy.

Laurel Heights Hospital
1-800-634-KIDS (5437)
934 Briar Cliff Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Nutritional Counseling, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Residential, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation Centers
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Carol A. Weber, PhD
(404) 257-0254
80 West Wieuca Road
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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A+ Behavioral Therapy
(352) 225-1239
3945 Clayhill Drive
Clarkston, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Aurora Strategies, Inc.
(404) 377-8882
3776 LaVista Road, Suite 200
Tucker, GA
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Job Coach, Legal Services, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Products/Stores, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Research, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills T
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Georgia Family Solutions
(678) 570-5221
2261 Piedmont forest dr
Marietta, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Annemarie Messerschmidt, LCSW
(404) 810-1620
Decatur, GA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Preschool

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Meredith White
(678) 612-8693
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Center for Psychological and Educational Assessment (Atlanta)
(770) 352-9952
54 South Avenue
Marietta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Lindamood Bell, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Center for Psychological and Educational Assessment
(770) 352-9952
54 South Avenue
Marietta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Breas Play and Learn
(678) 469-0155
Roswell, GA
Support Services
Aquatic Therapy, Camps, Early Intervention, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Swimming Lessons
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Autism Dad: "Play Baseball!"

Autism dad: "Play baseball!"

Autism Dad

Perhaps Ben was autistic the day he was born.

It could be that the symptoms, to which we are now accustomed, had lay dormant or existed in mild form. Then something, the big mysterious something, happened to accelerate things. You want desperately to understand. You start to question your memory. You become a Monday morning quarterback: why didn’t I connect the dots sooner?

There were two key events that told us something was amiss. The first was when we enrolled Ben in basketball. With great anticipation, Heather and I arrived with our cameras for the first day of practice. While the coach led the excited kids down the court, Ben stood frozen. Moments later he took off in the opposite direction…out of bounds, crisscrossing another court, out to the soccer field…not running away per se, just running. I think of the Forrest Gump character who started running and found he simply could not stop.

Ben was in his own world, though at the time we hadn’t figured it out. His mother assured me that, at 3, Ben was the youngest member of the team. I was more than willing to accept that explanation.

The second time was at a party. The kids were taking their turns at whacking the piñata. Now it was Ben’s turn. I was almost salivating as my baseball player son approached “the plate.” I handed him the bat with an encouraging smile. Ben held it for a long minute, unable to focus on or understand the challenge. The other children began to stare and grow impatient. Ben examined the bat and then discarded it like a piece of trash.

Ben’s 6 now and the past few years have been marked by ups and downs, steps forward and back. I am grateful that over the past weeks, Ben has shown modest improvements with his speech, responsiveness, and eye contact.

Every so often I try to engage him in a little catch. I have him hold the ball, touch it, get to know it again. I feel we’re making progress. And then I put my fragile heart aside and everything on the line: “Ben, toss the ball to Daddy.” He stares blankly, dropping the ball in favor of his object-for-the-day.

Today was different.

He actually pitched the ball to me—once and then a second time with surprising authority. It was only two tosses but that was enough to cause my eyes to brighten. It’s not that recovering his interest in baseball is of any benefit to Ben. Obviously I am more concerned about his limited speech, his preference for residing in his own world, and h...

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Dates: 11/15/2014 – 11/15/2014
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Rockdale County Autism Support Group
Dates: 11/20/2014 – 11/20/2014
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