Play.Connect.Grow. offers experienced virtual play therapy services for parents and their children. Our very own play specialist, Aaron DeLand is available to answer all of your questions and get you started implementing a new play approach today. Your child will thank you!

Aaron Specializes in:

  • Neurodiverse families
  • Creating a holistic program for your child
  • Parent play coaching
  • Setting child-specific goals
  • Parent well being
Aaron DeLand

Aaron began his career more than 20 years ago working with children as a classroom teacher for preschool and kindergarten ages. After leaving teaching in 1999, Aaron began working with children on the autism spectrum and knew immediately that this was his calling. Although he began working in ABA, after a few years he realized that the behavioral approach wasn’t for him. That’s when he discovered relationship-based play therapy for autism at the Autism Treatment Center of America where he trained and worked for nearly six years. Since venturing out on his own, Aaron has traveled all over the world, teaching parents and professionals how to play with children as a way to cultivate social development. In that time Aaron has worked with over one thousand families and countless professionals to help them better understand how play impacts their child’s development.

Aaron founded Play.Connect.Grow. with the vision of bringing an effective resource to everyone who wanted it.

Prescott College – B.A. in Experiential Education 1997

Autism Treatment Center of America -Child Facilitator/Parent Instructor – 2001-2007

Institute for Integrative Nutrition- Certified Health Counselor 2008

HANDLE Therapy Basic Training 2008

Floortime Basic Training 2010

Certified Integration Coach 2022

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