Course Description

Neurodiversity Affirming Play Therapy 

This training is a 2.5 hour recorded webinar focused on being neurodiversity affirming in play therapy.     

It is expected that you will complete (watch) the whole webinar and not skip over any parts of this training. There is a post exam at the end of the webinar. 

The Autplay Therapy Clinic – Robert Jason Gran Ed.D is solely responsible for the creation, content, and continuing education hours of each home study training. The AutPlay Therapy Clinic – Robert Jason Grant Ed.D utilizes Jen Taylor Play Therapy as a hosting site for home study and online trainings. Any technical issue such as not being able to login to a training should be directed to Jen Taylor Play Therapy  All governance issues related to any training should be directed to The AutPlay Therapy Clinic – Robert Jason Grant Ed.D.  If you have any questions, contact us at

This recorded webinar explores the concepts and philosophy of being neurodiversity affirming within a play therapy framework. The term neurodiversity is examined along with neurodiversity principles. How play therapy theoreis can be neurodiversity affirming is covered along with creating neurodiversity affirming playrooms and implementing neurodiversity affirming play therapy techniques and interventions. 

Learning Objectives:
1) Define the term neurodiversity affirming and how it relates to play therapy work.
2) Describe at least three neurodiversity affirming play therapy interventions. 
3) Name 5 things that can help create a neurodiversity affirming play therapy room.

Continuing Education:

This training is approved for 2.5 CE Hrs for the below continuing education bodies. Upon completion of the training materials, training evaluation, and post exam (with a score of 80% or higher), the training certificate of completion will be issued to the participant. 

- Robert Jason Grant Ed.D APT Approved Provider #12-318 for continuing education. If you are counting this training toward the 150 hours to become an RPT or RPT-S, the 2.5 hours can be calculated as any combination of 2.5 toward special topics, 2.5 toward applicants’ choice.  

- Robert Jason Grant Ed.D Certified Training Partner for IBCCES (International Board for Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards) #CE159432.

- AutPlay Therapy Clinic has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6595. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AutPlay Therapy Clinic is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, ACAS

Dr. Robert Jason Grant is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Advanced Certified Autism Specialist. He owns and operates the AutPlay Therapy clinic in Southwest, MO. Dr. Grant specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families, including working with autistic children, neurodivergent children, and those diagnosed with ADHD and other developmental disabilities. He is the creator of AutPlay® Therapy, an integrative family play therapy approach. He is also a Certified Autism Movement Therapy and trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma related therapy for children and adults. Dr. Grant is an international speaker and keynote presenter having presented for the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, American Mental Health Counselors Association, and The World Autism Congress. He is a multi-published author of several articles, book chapters, and books including the following titles: AutPlay® Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Play-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Understanding Sensory Processing Challenges, A Workbook for Children and Teens. Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder, A Workbook for Children and Teens. Understanding ADHD: A Workbook for Children and Teens. AutPlay® Therapy Play and Social Skills Groups: A Ten Session Model. Play Therapy Theories and Perspectives: Diversity of Thought in the Field. Dr. Grant is a founding board member for the non-profit organization Stars for Autism. He is currently serving on the board of directors (president elect) for the Association for Play Therapy. He is also a part time instructor in the Play Therapy Certificate program at Mid America Nazarene University (MNU). Dr. Grant is also a Certified Behavioral Life Coach through the PeopleKeys® program and provides life coaching, consultations, and play therapy supervision services. He is also a Board Certified Telepractice Specialist providing therapy and coaching through tele processes.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Description & Learning Objectives

    • Training Refund Policy

    • Presenter - Cary M. Hamilton, MA.MFT, LMHC-S, NCC, CMHS, RPT-S, CDWF

    • Presenter - Laura Morlok, LCPC, RPT-S

    • Presenter - Sophia Ansari, LPCC, RPT

    • Presenter - Katie Bassiri, MA LPCC RPT-S ACAS

    • Presenter - Natascha Lawrence, MA, RCC, BCRPT

    • Presenter - Carmen Jimenez-Pride LCSW, LISW-CP, ERYT, RCYT, RPTS

    • Presenter - Kyle Calderon LMSW

    • Presenter - Emily Kircher-Morris, MA, MEd, LPC

    • Link to presenters websites

  • 2

    Course Materials

    • Neurodiversity Affirming Play Therapy Video

    • References

  • 3

    Finish Course and Get Certificate

    • Course Evaluation (Required)

    • Quiz (Required)

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