Grand Opening of World’s Best Sensory Playground at STAR Center on Sept. 29 Features Concert by The Nacho Men

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Celebration Kicks Off National Sensory Awareness Month

STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center, the premier clinic for children with sensory challenges, is celebrating the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art sensory playground with “Playground Rock, a Sensation Celebration.”

October is National Sensory Awareness Month and this family-friendly celebration on Sept. 29 kicks off Denver-area events. Attendees will enjoy a concert by The Nacho Men, ribbon-cutting ceremony, barbecue and activities for children. Children will also have the opportunity to try out the new sensory playground equipment, provided by Landscape Structures Inc., a Delano, Minn.-based commercial playground equipment manufacturer. This equipment is used during STAR Center treatment sessions to help kids improve coordination, muscle strength and balance.

Where: STAR Center parking lot, 5420 South Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, Colo.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:15 p.m.

Cost: In advance: Adults - $15; Ages 12-17 - $10; children under 12 - free.
    At the door: Adults - $20, Ages 12-17 - $15; children under 12 – free.

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Presenting sponsor, Cargill, will match funds raised through the event twice, turning a $15 donation into a $45 donation. The event benefits STAR Center, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation and United Way.

The STAR Center ( and SPD Foundation ( are Colorado nonprofits providing hope and help for children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder, a condition that prevents the brain from receiving and correctly interpreting information gathered through the senses, affecting between 5 to 10 percent of all children. The STAR Center also treats individuals with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, anxiety disorders, feeding disorders, and other behavioral and developmental disabilities.

The STAR Center, a Colorado 501(c)(3), is the premier clinic for treatment of children and adults with sensory challenges. The STAR Center offers intensive “burst” treatment that research shows is effective in treating sensory issues. Parents are involved throughout the process so families can learn to create sensory lifestyles and continue to see progress after the formal treatment program ends. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, founder of STAR Center and Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, is widely recognized as the leader in Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) research worldwide. For more information about the Greenwood Village, Colorado facility, visit

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