Stay Connected With AutPlay: 

♦Subscribe to the AutPlay Therapy YouTube page. You can view clips of sessions, AutPlay interventions, interviews, and AutPlay highlights of various products. We upload videos regularly so stay connected!

♦Connect with AutPlay Therapy on Social Media – Like the AutPlay Facebook page and follow the AutPlay Pinterest page.

AutPlay Resources Just For You:

♦Download or print off a free copy of the AutPlay Autism Checklist Revised. The AAC-R is a screening checklist designed to assist professionals and parents in implementing an autism screening to detect symptoms of an autism spectrum disorder. Further, the checklist assists professionals in identifying struggle areas for treatment planning.

♦Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) autism page to learn more about screening and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. This page will link to several developmental and autism specific screening tools and guidelines – CDC Autism Page.

♦The Going to See a Play Therapist Social Story can be printed off and read to children before they attend their first play therapy session. Other professionals such as occupational therapists and speech therapists may also use the Social Story as a guide to create their own unique Social Story specific to their office setting.

♦Needing more information about Social Stories? Did you know Social Stories is an evidence based treatment for working with children with autism, and Social Stories can easily be integrated into AutPlay Therapy treatment. Visit Carol Gray Social Stories to learn more about writing and implementing Social Stories.

AutPlay Therapy Papers 
These papers are designed for a quick reference to provide more information about AutPlay Therapy and topics often inquired about. These papers might be used to help explain AutPlay to a third party or to provide additional information for those wanting to lean more about AutPlay.
AutPlay Therapy Certification Training
AutPlay Therapy Research and Theoretical Underpinnings
AutPlay Therapy Therapeutic Powers of Play: Core Change Agents
AutPlay Therapy and Behavioral Therapy
AutPlay Therapy and Trauma Work with ASD

AutPlay Therapy Trainings
We facilitate several AutPlay Therapy Certification trainings around the world each year. We also offer trainings on a variety of other topics related to play therapy and autism/neurodevelopmental disorders. Visit our in-person trainings page to see what is happening around you?

Did you know we offer several trainings online – including the AutPlay Therapy Certification training? Visit the correspondence trainings page to see all of our online training offerings covering a variety of play therapy topics.

AutPlay Therapy and the Virtual Sandtray App (VSA):

♦Check out the AutPlay package on The Virtual Sandtray  – a new media interpretation of a physical sandtray. It is a new and exciting way to bring sandtray therapy to places not convenient for physical sandtray therapy, such as hospitals, disaster areas, in home therapy and travel. There are new opportunities to treat clients, such as those unable to physically access a standard tray, those that are unable to work with sand due to sensory processing reasons, sand and food allergies, and those that will not work with a traditional sandtray. The AutPlay package features ASD specific models including several feeling emoticons. The AutPlay package also comes with 20 directive tray interventions designed for children and adolescents with ASD.

School Resources:

♦Visit the Private School Review. Many parents of children with special needs contemplate a private school setting versus a public school setting. The Private School Review provides information on all private schools via geographical location. It is easy to navigate and will help you choose the best fit for your child.

♦Looking for resources and advocacy regarding bullying prevention? Check out the Missouri School Violence Hotline. Children, adolescents, and parents can report bullying issues and gain several tips for how to handle and address bullying issues.

♦Looking for IEP Information? Visit the Department of Education’s Guide to the Individualized Education Program.

Play Therapy Resources:

♦Interested in learning more about Play Therapy? Go to the Association for Play Therapy (APT) website or view the APT YouTube page.

View and access the PDF book Mandalas in Play Therapy created by Dr. Eric J Green, Dr. Robert Jason Grant, and Tracy Turner-Bumberry. This free resource offers several mandala templates for elementary, middle, and high school aged children.

Sensory Processing Resources:

♦Many children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders struggle with sensory issues. For multiple information related to sensory challenges check out the Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder. This site is full of useful resources for parents and professionals regarding all things sensory including resources to help children improve their sensory challenges.

♦For additional information about sensory challenges, visit Lindsey Biel’s Sensory Smarts website or Sensory Processing Challenges website for sensory diet activities, home and school sensory screening tools and a lot of other helpful information.


For individuals who have purchased AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum or Play-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities, free worksheets and inventories found in these books are available to download.

For Individuals who have attended and completed an AutPlay Therapy Certification Training (online or in person) – login to access the AutPlay Inventories and the Certified Provider Logo.

To access these free resources, enter your email address and name. Please note this is a one time only login and download. Be prepared to download the forms and materials when you log in.

Complete an AutPlay Therapy Certification TrainingLearn more