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

Contact Information

Michigan State University
University Outreach and Engagement
East Lansing, MI 48824



Early Intervention Research in Michigan

County Served



INSTITUTION: Michigan State University

The Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters (P.L.A.Y.) Project is an intensive, parent-focused intervention designed to increase functioning in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). 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. NOTE: This pilot project just ended and has been submitted for large-scale funding.

Agency Type

Research-based EI Project

  • MDE
  • Early On Training and TA
  • Early On Michigan Foundation
  • Build Up Michign
  • Early On Center for Higher Education