Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation and STAR Center Announce Opening of Ticket Sales for Celebration of Champions Event Honoring Temple Grandin

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On February 15, 2016 the Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation and STAR Center announced the opening of ticket sales for the honoring of Temple Grandin, PhD as their 2016 Champion of Inspiration at their 3rd Annual Celebration of Champions event.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Celebration of Champions Honoring Temple Grandin as the 2016 Champion of Inspiration.

Experts believe that most people with autism also have Sensory Processing Disorder.

On February 15, 2016 the Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation and STAR Center announced the opening of ticket sales for the honoring of Temple Grandin, PhD as their 2016 Champion of Inspiration at their 2016 Celebration of Champions event. Dr. Grandin, is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Dr. Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, a speaker, and autism activist.

The 2016 Celebration of Champions takes place on March 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM in Denver, Colorado at The Studios at Overland Crossing. Guests will be treated to a special presentation from Dr. Grandin after she receives the prestigious Champion of Inspiration award. VIP ticketholders are invited to a special meet and greet with Dr. Grandin before the event at 5:30 PM.

Dr. Temple Grandin thrives as a person with autism spectrum disorder. She has created a tidal wave of awareness and opened up many more possibilities for people affected by this disorder. Experts believe that most people with autism also have Sensory Processing Disorder. In her book, The Way I See It, Dr. Grandin states "I have been talking and writing about sensory problems for over 20 years, and am still perplexed by many people who do not acknowledge sensory issues and the pain and discomfort they can cause. A person doesn't have to be on the autism spectrum to be affected by sensory issues."

Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, founder of SPD Foundation and STAR Center says, “Sensory Processing Disorder is a neurological condition that is often misidentified as a behavior problem or goes untreated. The Celebration of Champions event raises awareness of SPD and obtains funding for SPD research that will directly impact sensory strategies, providing hope and help for families impacted by SPD.”

This neurological disorder disrupts the way an individual processes and responds to sensations. A person with SPD usually has difficulty with social interactions, emotion and behavior regulation, and/or motor performance. SPD affects daily activities and relationships impairing quality of life and includes the sensory challenges associated with autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders (ADD and ADHD), anxiety disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders, learning disorders, and other developmental issues.

In addition to delivering a fun and inspiring evening, the Celebration of Champions event will allow participants to get a deeper understanding of what it’s like to have Sensory Processing Disorder through sensory stations. These stations will be set up to explore the eight senses and give an experiential example of the struggle that children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder face on a daily basis. This evening will also include a hosted bar, gourmet food, silent auction, live auction by Lititia Frye (Auctiontainer), and Denver 7’s Chief Meteorologist, Mike Nelson as Master of Ceremonies.

To purchase your tickets or get more event information and details visit: http://www.spdfoundation.net/events/championsgala/

About Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation, a Colorado 501(c)(3), is the world leader in research, education, and awareness for Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of more than 4 million Americans. The SPD Foundation offers educational programs, conducts SPD research, and provides resources for parents worldwide. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, widely recognized as a leader in SPD research worldwide, founded the SPD Foundation in 1979. The SPD Foundation provides hope and help to individuals and families living with SPD. For more information, visit SPDFoundation.net or call 303-794-1182.

About STAR Center
STAR Center, a Colorado 501(c)(3), is the premier treatment center for children and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, feeding disorders, and other sensory conditions associated with ADHD, autism, and other developmental disorders. 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 clinic, visit http://www.SPDStar.org.

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