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2018 Integrated Play Groups (IPG) Launch

Nina Korosec and Tina Rehberger

Ljubljana - Slovenia

Delo - Slovenian News (June 2018) Seveda si želijo družbe vrstnikov, a tega ne znajo pokazati (translation: Of course [children on the autism spectrum] want the company of peers, they just do not show it [like other children] - Interview with Pamela Wolfberg about autism and the IPG Model
Written by Maja Čakarić


Special thanks to Tina Rehberger & Nina Korosec for hosting the Integrated Play Groups training...


utism Language and Learning in Inclusive Educational Settings

San Francisco State University professors,
Pamela Wolfberg, Ph.D. & Betty Yu, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
launch a $1.25 million U.S. Department of Education grant focused on interdisciplinary preparation of Speech-Language and Special Education professionals to support diverse learners on the autism spectrum... click here to learn more

Peer-reviewed large-scale study on Integrated Play Groups published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
2015 JADD article in print - click here
Autism Speaks news story - click here
SF State news story - click here

Dr. Pamela Wolfberg: Social Inclusion for Kids on the Autism Spectrum
The Autism Show Episode 16 Podcast- http://autismshow.org/pamela/
December, 2014

SFSU News (October 27, 2014) 'Integrated Play Groups' help children with autism --Jonathan Morales http://news.sfsu.edu/integrated-play-groups-help-children-autism

See news feeds to this story below:

Niños con autismo pueden mejorar comunicación, dice Pamela Wolfberg, experta en el tema
La Nacion Aldea Global, Costa Rica
Irene Rodriquez
May 5, 2013

Niños con autismo pueden mejorar comunicación, dice Pamela Wolfberg, experta en el tema
Autismo ASPAU Perú - La Asociación de Padres y Amigos de Personas con Autismo del Perú
May 3, 2013

"Play" Plays an Important Role in Growth and Development of Kids with Autism
Ateno de Manila University News, Philippines
March 25, 2013
By Paeng Evangelista

The Rotary Club of San Jose is building a 4.1-acre play area that will be accessible to all, regardless of age or abilities
San Jose Mercury News
by Dale Bryant
March 14, 2013

International Center for Autism Research and Education
Dr. Pamela Wolfberg to Speak on Social Autism Research at International Autism Conference
by Kim
June 20, 2012

In Dance
Inclusion in Education: Children with Autism
by Julia Marx
March 2011

SF State News
New Approach to Teaching Children with Autism Earns Federal Backing:
Project Common Ground
October 11, 2011

AutismBR1Autism Briefing Room, video podcast
Are Playgroups Useful? Interview with “expert player” participant
May 25, 2011

SF Chronicle
Autism: Helping teens and adults leverage their talents by Laura Shumaker
July 21, 2010

West Coast Families Feature Article, BC, Canada,
Kids helping kids with autism
by Michele Kambolis
Feb/March 2010

Autism BR2Autism Briefing Room, video podcast
Integrated Play GroupsTM Now a Worldwide Movement
Feb 16, 2010

Landscape Structures Inc, video
Higher level of inclusive play
January, 2010

ABC newsABC News
Researcher Integrates Autistic Children with Other Children by Lyanne Melendez
April 16, 2010

Taking a playful approach by Erin McPhee
May 24,2009


San Francisco Chronicle
Helping Autistic Kids Connect by Jill Tucker
April 15, 2010

Photo and Essay: When Play Doesn't Come In a Day
by Julie L
February 24, 2009

SF State News
Grant boosts SF State research on innovative autism treatment by Elaine Bible
January 19, 2009

Hyperlexicon Blogspot
The Power of Play
December 11, 2008

SF State Magazine
Different Roads to Learning by Adrianne Bee
Fall/Winter 2008

Autism Theatre Network Podcast
World expert on play and autism, Dr. Pamela Wolfberg, and David Neufeld discuss drama, play, and the future of the autism-theatre field
November 20, 2008

Our Kids_sierrastyle.com
Exploring autism treatments: Innovative programs help local kids recover by Lynn Machon
July, 2008

SF State News
Preparing Tomorrow’s Autism Educators by Elaine Bible
April 21, 2008

Senior Dad – Parenting and Education Podcast
Healthy Schools- "We are all included" part 1 by San Goldberg
March 26, 2007

SF State News
Funding addresses special education crises by Denize Springer
March 2, 2007

Stockton Record
Play Groups Easing Isolation of Rural Families by Dana Nichols
January 26, 2007

KPIX Television
Current views on autism, interview by anchor, Anne Notorangelo
Sep 26, 2004

SF State News
Students, faculty raise money for autism research by Christina Holmes
October 31, 2003

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