Autism Play Therapists Westminster CO

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

Colorado Training Associates Inc.
(303) 429-0345
8771 Wolf Court Suite 120
Westminister, CO
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, RDI, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Consultants For Children
(720) 272-1289
265 South Harlan Street
Lakewood, CO
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy

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Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado
(720) 266-4444
Denver, CO
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,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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Imagine!
(303) 665-7789
1400 Dixon Avenue
Lafayette, CO
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Early Intervention, Education, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Creative Perspectives, Inc. Autism Center of Colorado
(303) 935-5200
393 South Harlan Street, Suite 120
Lakewood, CO
Support Services
Art Therapy, Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, 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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Family and Child Early Interventions
(720) 272-1289
265 South Harlan Street
Lakewood, CO
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, RDI, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Colorado Early Childhood Connections
(303) 866-6710
201 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool

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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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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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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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