STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder Announces New Director

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STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) has announced the selection of Dick Layton as its new director.

Pictured above: Dick Layton

With Dick Layton in position STAR Institute is moving forward with its newly defined vision of a world in which all people with Sensory Processing Disorder and feeding disorders receive support and services that result in having a meaningful life.

STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) has announced the selection of Dick Layton as its new director. STAR Institute is the newly merged organization of STAR Center and SPD Foundation. With Dick Layton in position the STAR Institute is moving forward with its newly defined vision of a world in which all people with Sensory Processing Disorder and feeding disorders receive support and services that result in having a meaningful and fulfilled life.

“I’m joining this team at a very exciting time. Never before has the world had one entity under one roof focused on providing world premier treatment, education, and research for Sensory Processing Disorder. With this merging we will expand this organization’s reach further than ever before”, says Dick Layton.    

Dick Layton brings a diverse background to the table including serving as a board member for multiple non-profit organizations, teaching as an adjunct professor at Colorado Christian University, and working as the CEO of Vanguard Business Solutions for the last 15 years. Layton’s passion for helping children and families achieve their goals, paired with his exceptional marketing and non-profit background, will surely enhance STAR Institute’s presence as the leading organization for treatment, education, and research of SPD.

“We are very pleased to announce this selection,” says Dr. Lucy Jane Miller founder of STAR Institute, SPD Foundation, and STAR Center. “Dick Layton has a deep passion for serving children and families in need, with extensive experience in leadership and non-profit management. We welcome Mr. Layton’s fresh perspective and innovative strategies as we proceed with our renewed vision for children, families and adults with SPD.”

As both organizations fully merge into STAR Institute, the combined efforts will help expand treatment to more children, families, and adults with SPD while educating more professionals and continuing to conduct crucial research. Dick Layton will be a key contributor to the organization, fulfilling its goals and affecting change in the field of 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, which greatly impair quality of life.

About STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder:
The STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder, a Colorado 501(c)(3), is the world leader in treatment, research, and education for Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of more than 4 million Americans. The STAR Institute is the premier treatment center for children, adults and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, feeding disorders, and other sensory conditions associated with ADHD, autism, and other developmental disorders. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, founder of STAR Institute, is widely recognized as the leader in Sensory Processing Disorder research worldwide. For more information about the Greenwood Village, Colorado clinic, visit http://www.spdSTAR.org or call 303-221-7827.

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