The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is a world leader in SPD research, education, and advocacy. Your frequent and generous support helps us make a difference in the lives of the millions of children, adults, and families whose daily lives are chronically disrupted by the debilitating symptoms of SPD.

National Gives Day is December 2!

Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. Just click here to donate!


Colorado Gives Day is December 9!

Colorado Gives Day is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.
Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank

  • 100% of every donation comes directly to us with no fees
  • The FirstBank $1 million Incentive Fund increases the value of every dollar donated, being proportionately allocated among participating charities
  • Donating online at is easy, safe and secure

Please donate on or before Colorado Gives day - December 9th! Follow the link to make a donation to help us have a sustainable future for generations to come.


How your donation helps

One study (Ahn, Miller, Milberger, McIntosh, 2004) shows that at least 1 in 20 children’s daily lives is affected by SPD. Another research study (Ben-Sasson, Carter, Briggs-Gowen, 2009) suggests that 1 in every 6 children experiences symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) that are significant enough to affect their ability to participate fully in everyday life. Among gifted children and children with autistic spectrum disorders and some other conditions, the numbers are much higher.

For these children, their families, and the adults they become without treatment...

RESEARCH is desperately needed to identify the sources, the symptoms, and the effective treatments of this "hidden handicap."
EDUCATION is imperative so that teachers, health-care providers, and parents will recognize the signs of SPD and know how to respond in the most effective manner possible.

ADVOCACY is essential to assuring that the disorder is identified in diagnostic manuals, accommodated in the schools, and otherwise recognized by professionals, institutions, and organizations

The SPD Foundation has been committed for 30 years to research, education, and advocacy. But sensational children, adults, and families with SPD need moremore research, more education, more advocacy.

That means the SPD Foundation needs more of your support. Your support helps:
  • Fund scientific research into the underlying causes of SPD and the best means of treating it
  • Support education so that families and professionals better understand SPD
  • Further advocacy for recognition of SPD as a legitimate diagnosis in the diagnostic manuals used by physicians, psychologists, and insurance companies
  • Underwrite the SPD Treatment Directory, the only national online directory of health care, educational, and community service providers experienced in working with SPD
  • Facilitate SPD Parent Connections groups that bring parents together for education
  • And much more!

The SPD Foundation is a 501(c)3 Colorado public charity. All contributions are tax-deductible.

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