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Play and Autism

Research Bulletin Issue No. 9

By Middletown Centre for Autism with Nind, Melanie


This online document summarizes a number of research studies regarding the play of children with autism. The document addresses the implications of the research for practitioners and provides suggestions for how parents and teachers can facilitate play.

The Middletown Centre later produced a document entitled "Autism and Play: Volume 2," available at

The Middletown Centre for Autism has a mission “to improve and enrich the educational opportunities for children and young people with autism, to provide support, advice, guidance and training to their parents and the professionals who work with them throughout the island of Ireland.” It is jointly funded by Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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This online article is in English


Middletown Centre for Autism
Northern Ireland

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