Autism Services

Autism Interventions

We offer developmentally based interventions for autism to meet the needs of families and children.  Our early intervention programs include home-based and clinic-based services.

  • P.L.A.Y. Project – Early intervention program for children ages 18 months through age 7 (home-based)
  • DIRect Connections – DIR/Floortime based developmental therapy (clinic-based)
  •  DIR-FRIENDS – DIR based social groups for children on the autism spectrum
  • ABA – Applied Behavior Analysis interventions that may be covered by Michigan’s Autism Insurance Mandate.

Marcia (Harris) Last, M.S., BCBA
Child Development Specialist
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Marcia (Harris) Last is EnCourage Institute’s developmental and behavioral therapist.  As both a Child Developmental Specialist and BCBA, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to autism therapy. She has experience in providing both individual and group therapy and is a certified PLAY Project home consultant. She has a passion for working with children with special needs, particularly focusing on children from birth to age 12.