Community Evaluation Programs

A Division of the Office for Public Engagement and
Scholarship, a department of University Outreach
and Engagement


Clinical Trial of the P.L.A.Y. Project

Principal Investigator:
Laurie A. Van Egeren

Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Principal Investigator:
Richard Solomon

The P.L.A.Y. Project is an intensive parent-focused intervention designed to increase functioning in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. This project is a pilot study of community implementation and effectiveness comparing socio-emotional and language outcomes in children and stress outcomes in parents in two Easter Seals sites providing the P.L.A.Y. Project intervention with two Easter Seals sites where children receive the community standard of care.

Please contact Laurie Van Egeren for more information

Additional CERC members: Miles McNall
Funder: National Institute of Mental Health
MSU Partners: Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative
Community Partners: Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; Easter Seals