Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation Announces Merger With STAR Center

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Two prominent nonprofit organizations focused on Sensory Processing Disorder announce they are merging.

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Both organizations have a global reach in the field of SPD with STAR Center treating over 450 children and families each year from around the world and SPD Foundation being the only full-time research facility for SPD in the world.

The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation officially announced that it’s merging with STAR Center. STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder will be the new name of both organizations as they merge in the coming months.

“STAR Center is pleased to combine the world premier treatment center for SPD and the world leader in research, education, and awareness for SPD. As a merged organization we will be able to do so much more for families across the world,” says Dr. Lucy Jane Miller founder of SPD Foundation and STAR Center.

Both organizations have a global reach in the field of SPD with STAR Center treating over 450 children and families each year from around the world and SPD Foundation being the only full-time research facility for SPD in the world.

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.

For many years, the SPD Foundation has been an international leader in research, education, and advocacy for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Since 2005, the STAR Center has pioneered a new, intensive model of treatment for children and adults with sensory challenges. Recently, the two non-profit organizations merged, forming the new STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder. By combining the visions and strengths of these two leading organizations, both of their missions are advanced. “We are now able, more than ever before, to give hope and help to children, adults, families, and caregivers, dealing with sensory challenges,” says Bill Whalen MD, President, Board of Directors, STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder.

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 http://www.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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