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Autism Collective for Peer Socialization, Play & Imagination*

Integrated Play Groups® Training, Research, and Global Outreach

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Welcome to the Autism Collective for Peer Socialization, Play and Imagination.*
We are an international (non-commercial) collective dedicated to...

...advancing the rights of individuals on the autism spectrum to derive the joy and benefits of social inclusion in play, recreation, and cultural experiences

We feature Integrated Play Groups® (IPG) model training, research & development, and global outreach to establish inclusive peer socialization programs worldwide. The IPG model (originated by Pamela Wolfberg, PhD) is an evidence-based practice designed to guide children on the autism spectrum and neurotypical peers/siblings to engage in mutually enjoyed experiences that foster socialization, play and imagination, and inclusion in peer culture. Extensions of the IPG model incorporate various forms of creative expression - i.e., visual arts, multi-media arts, drama, dance, Yoga - that are culturally valued and of high interest for various age groups (children, teens, adults).

Based on award-winning research, implementation of the IPG model in its classic and extended forms have shown benefits for a wide range of children representing diverse ages, abilities, socioeconomic groups, languages and cultures.

Members of our collective are devoted to crafting specialized programs to enhance full participation of members of the Autism community in social, cultural, and quality of life experiences.

News Flash!
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2018 Integrated Play Groups (IPG) Launch
with Project ALLIES
A
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


*Formerly known as Autism Institute on Peer Socialization and Play
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