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

Principal Investigator:
Laurie Van Egeren

Assistant Provost for University-Community Partnerships
Acting Director, Michigan State University Museum
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