Autism Play Therapists Harrisburg PA

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

Milestones Community Healthcare, Inc
(717) 651-0016
2700 Commerce Drive
Harrisburg, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Mynd Works, Inc.
(717) 909-3773
207 House Ave.
Camp Hill, PA
Support Services
Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Tomatis/AIT
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Milestones Community Healthcare
(724) 463-9841
333 Gompers Avenue
Indiana, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Multi-disability), Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Devereux Foundation - Pocono Center
(570) 676-4118
1547 Mill Creek Road
Newfoundland, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,Adult

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NHS Autism School
(610) 208-0466
641 Gregg Ave
Reading, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Education, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Mynd Works
(717) 909-3773
Camp Hill, PA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Floortime, Hearing & CAPD Testing, Interactive Metronome, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Tomatis/AIT
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Mynd Works, Inc.
(717) 909-3773
207 House Ave.
Camp Hill, PA
Support Services
Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Tomatis/AIT
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Barber National Institute
(412) 772-6947
Pittsburgh, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Art Therapy, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D.
(570) 836-7777
Tunkhannock, PA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The Watson Institute
(412) 749-2889
301 Camp Meeting Road
Sewickley, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Compounding Pharmacies, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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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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