Expert BIO

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician Rick Solomon, MD


  • Medical Director and founder of The P.L.A.Y.™ Project (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) and
  • The (new) Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
  • Over 15 years experience working with children with autistic spectrum disorders
  • The PLAY Project’s mission is to train agencies and families in play based interventions for young children with autism.
  • Seven centers have been opened in Michigan and Illinois. Trainings are scheduled for Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana.
  • Pilot study of PLAY Project accepted for presentation by Pediatric Academic Society, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Federal Interagency Coordinating Council.
  • ‘Professional of the Year’ ARC Pennsylvania for work in the field of autism while at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Campus 1989-1998.
  • Certified D.I.R. Faculty. Colleague of Stanley Greenspan MD and Serena Wieder PhD.
  • Editorial Board for ICDL, Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Chairman, Autism Committee, Michigan Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan