Spreading global awareness about Sensory Processing Disorder

STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder

October is Sensory Awareness Month, and we’re already focusing on next month because we want to help spread global awareness about this disorder.

On Oct. 6-7, our partners at the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder will host their 20th Annual International 3S Symposium in Denver, Colo. The Symposium will highlight 20 years of research accomplishments with though-provoking research and strategy presentations by clinical experts.

The Symposium is great for any individuals–occupational or physical therapists, special education teachers, early intervention specialists, parents and more–seeking a better understanding of Sensory Processing Disorder. And in addition to the two-day Symposium, the STAR Institute is hosting a pre-symposium workshop for parents focused on relationships and SPD across the lifespan.

Learn more and register for the 3S Symposium and pre-symposium workshop here. And watch our short video below to learn more about the history of the STAR Institute.

Helping advance the Value of Play

Play Coalition

Earlier this week, we were in Clemson, S.C., for the U.S. Play Coalition’s 2014 Conference on the Value of Play. This marks the fifth year of the Conference, and we’re proud to say that we’ve sponsored the event since its inception. The Conference on the Value of Play brings together advocates for play—ranging from parents, parks and recreation professionals, educators, landscape architects, healthcare professionals and many more—to help advance the discussion and elevate the importance of play for people of all ages.

Learn more about the U.S. Play Coalition including how to get involved in promoting the value of play throughout life.