We have so many exciting things going on at the SPD Foundation and STAR Center: A NEW PLAYGROUND, A GALA AND AUCTION EVENT, SENSATION CELEBRATION EVENTS AND A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR! Read all about them.
Our new sensory playground is finally built thanks to Landscape Structures, Kahn Construction, Split Rail Fence and Carts of Colorado! Please join us for our grand opening and kick-off to National Sensory Awareness Month.
When: Saturday, September 29
11am – 2pm
Where: STAR Center & SPD Foundation parking lot
5420 South Quebec Street
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111
Entertainment: The Nacho Men, kid’s activities and barbecue
Cost: In advance: Adults – $15; Ages 12-17 – $10; children under 12 – free
At the door: Adults – $20, Ages 12-17 – $15; children under 12 – free
Tickets: Buy now
Donations are greatly appreciated and every dollar donated (up to $5000) will be matched TWICE by Presenting Sponsor, Cargill.
When: Friday, October 19
6pm – 9:30pm
Where: Glenmoor Country Club
110 Glenmmor Drive
Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 80113
Entertainment: Jazz quartet, food, cocktails, silent and live auctions
Cost: $75 per person (adults only)
Tickets: Buy now
Events are being organized all over the world to raise awareness of sensory challenges and funds in support of SPD research, education and advocacy.
Plan or attend a Sensation Celebration in your area. See the Organizer Page on our website for all the tools, forms, handouts, etc. that you will need to run a successful event. Or join a Sensation Celebration event in your area. Contact Susanne Geiler to become an organizer.
New Executive Director, Sheryl Benjamin
Don’t worry. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller is still here! Lucy is thrilled to be able to focus on writing her next book and being the clinical director of STAR, which will permit direct contact with more parents and continued training and mentorship of professionals.
Our new director, Sheryl Benjamin has spent the past twelve years as executive director of the Vascular Disease Foundation, and brings a wealth of experience with her. She will focus on managing day-to-day operations and fundraising for STAR Center Foundation and the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation. Welcome, Sheryl!