Autism Play Therapists Colorado Springs CO

Autism play therapists are professionals who provide therapy to patients with autism. Read on to learn more information on autism play therapists in Colorado Springs, CO 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.

Linda L. Thede (Psychotherapist)
(719) 573-8660
225 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Military Families, Play Therapy, Research, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Shandy Clinic for Communication and Sensory Disorders
(719) 597-0822
8540 Scarborough Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
Support Services
Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Lindamood Bell, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Jeanne Belli, RN, CHt, Licensed Brain Gym Instructor Consultant
(303) 731-0074
1776 S Jackson St
Denver, CO
Support Services
Adult Support, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Chiropractors, Doctor Referrals, Doctors, Naturopathic / Homeopathy, Doctors, Naturopathic / Homeopathy, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Lawyers (Vaccine Lawsuits), Play Therapy, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior, Vision Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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PlayDate, Inc
(719) 271-9975
3533 N Carefree
Colorado Springs, CO
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Play Therapy, Respite, Social Skills Training, Sports, Support / Tutoring, Swimming Lessons, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Eclipse Therapy
(720) 339-1309
Golden, CO
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The Shandy Clinic
(719) 597-0822
8540 Scarborough Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
Support Services
Early Intervention, FastForword, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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PlayDate, Inc
(719) 271-9975
3533 N Carefree
Colorado Springs, CO
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Play Therapy, Respite, Social Skills Training, Sports, Support / Tutoring, Swimming Lessons, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Creative Perspectives, Inc. Autism Center of Boulder Valley
(303) 935-5200
1724 Majestic Drive, Suite 108
Lafayette, CO
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Shandy Clinic
(719) 597-0822
8540 Scarborough Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
Support Services
Early Intervention, FastForword, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Ali Potts, MA, NCC
(303) 554-0319
2687 North Park Drive, Suite 101
Lafayette, CO
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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