Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation

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The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation (formerly known as the KID Foundation) is a registered 501(c)3, nonprofit organization dedicated to research in 1979, education and advocacy for Sensory Processing Disorder.[1] The Foundation was founded in 1979 by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller who serves as the Foundation's Executive Director. The foundation was funded by U.S. Public Health Service division of Maternal and Child Health (MCH). The Foundation is based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA. The Wallace Research Foundation was attracted by the foundation in 1995 and helped fund the development of a psychophysiology research laboratory to study SPD.[1]

Currently, the Foundation is leading the effort to get Sensory Processing Disorder added to the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.[2] Children with Sensory Processing Disorder are under responsive. They tend not to respond to input, and may be withdrawn or seem to be in their own world.

Services and programs[edit]

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation offers many services and programs, including mentorship opportunities, as well as online resources, classes and webinars. These programs are designed for professional, parents, and are offered to anyone that is interested in learning more about sensory challenges and potential solutions. Page text.[3]

SPD University[edit]

The Sensory Processing Disorder University was developed by the SPD Foundation to provide e-Learning opportunities for anyone wishing to learn more about the disorder. They offer multiple online courses for purchase that feature videos of children during treatment, strategies for intervention, and real-life parents stories. All courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the American Occupational Therapy Association[4]


The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation offers a wealth of sensory processing disorder resources; including current research, news, articles and reports, links to parent connection groups, as well as advocacy information and supporting flyers. Page text.[3]

Treatment directory[edit]

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation offers help finding service providers. Intended to assist individuals and families in locating professionals that may help serve important needs, the options range from dentists to occupational therapists, among many others. Page text.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Mission,Vision & History". Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation. 
  2. ^ "Sensory processing disorder is real to thousands of kids". The Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ a b c "Resources, Events and Products". Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "SPD_Foundation_-_Resources.2C_Events_and_Products" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "Online Education". Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation. 

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