The SPD Network exists to help you understand what SPD is, and what developments are being made to help those who have been affected by this condition. We promote outreach, awareness, and understanding of SPD, and we stress that even if your child gets an SPD diagnosis, they can still succeed in every phase of their life.
The SPD Network was founded in Littleton, Colorado in 1996, and was founded to help people suffering from SPD due to misdiagnosis, lack of awareness, and lack of research.
We are here to help anyone who is ready to fight this condition: parents, teachers, principals, therapists, and anyone in between. Our vision is to create an international community of families and colleagues to improve the lives of those with Sensory Processing Disorders. Our mission is to be a source of constant quality resources for individuals with SPD and their families, friends, doctors, teachers, and anyone else who wants to take an active interest in their well-being.
While we like to encourage a mindset of active participation in your child’s life, we also like to stress that it is of the utmost importance that you talk to a medical professional if your child starts showing signs of SPD. We believe that early diagnosis is key, and even if you consider yourself an expert in SPD, it is still important to get the opinion from a licensed professional. It might be worth it to mention to your physician that your child is displaying signs of SPD, and you want to make sure that they consider that during their diagnosis. If you are at the stage where you are getting fourth and fifth opinions, we believe that, even though SPD is often misdiagnosed, you at some point need to follow the advice of your doctors.
Please let us know if you have any questions or recommendations. We would love to help.