AutPlay Therapy was created by Dr. Robert Jason Grant and is an integrative family play therapy approach for helping to address the mental health needs of autistic children, neurodivergent children, and their families. It combines the therapeutic approaches of play therapy together in a collaborative model to assist children and adolescents with various mental health concerns. AutPlay Therapy involves parents and child as co-change agents/partners in the process.
AutPlay Therapy incorporates a parents as co-change agents component which teaches parents how to conduct AutPlay play therapy interventions at home. Parents learn the procedures and techniques and are shown how to have play times and implement interventions at home to help address various mental health needs. AutPlay Therapy involves both the child and the parent in the therapeutic process and uses a play therapy base that is not only a natural language of the child but enables the parent to be involved with their child in a way that addresses needs within a fun and connecting process.