Wednesday, August 12, 2009

SENSORY SHOWTIME - volunteers needed

In October, I will be hosting SENSORY SHOWTIME, an awareness weekend featuring “Autistic-Like: Graham’s Story,” a touching documentary about one dad’s struggle to help his son, and a short video about (sensory processing disorder) SPD and the SPD Foundation. We hope to have local families share their personal stories, and plan to conduct fundraising activities.

We will be one of 75 international venues coordinating a Showtime event in October during (US) National Sensory Awareness month. The goal is to raise general awareness of SPD and funds to help underwrite the final push for recognition of SPD in the 2012 revision of the DSM.

To make this public service activity possible, I am asking you to help me by sending this post to anyone who may be interested in volunteering for this event. Please consider volunteering yourself. A meeting of volunteers will take place on Saturday August 22nd, during the first SPD – Parent Connections meeting. The place and time are still to be determined, but all information will be posted on the following blog: All people interested can send me a comment via the sensational children blog or email me at
Thanks for your time and participation in this sensational event.

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Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects at least one in twenty children. Children with SPD don't process or experience sensory information the way other typical children do; therfore, they don't behave the way other children do. They struggle to perform tasks that come easier for other children. Consequently they suffer a loss of quality in their social, personal, emotional and academic life.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is dedicated to continue their research into the knowledge and treatment of SPD, so that, as Lucy Jane Miller writes in her book "Sensations Kids", "the millions of sensational children currently "muddling through" daily life will enjoy the same hope and help that research and recognition already have bestowed on coutless other conditions that once baffled science and disrupted lives."