SPD Foundation Conference : International Symposium, Parent Workshop & Scientific Workgroup — 5 Minutes for Special Needs

SPD Foundation Conference : International Symposium, Parent Workshop & Scientific Workgroup

by Gina



                               

SPD Foundation Presents in Boston

This March 16th – 18th, the SPD Foundation is raising the bar of information available to parents, caregivers, therapists and physicians alike.  It’s the 14th International Symposium & Parent Workshop – Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Sensory Processing Disorder Scientific Workgroup.

This event is a ‘must attend’ for anyone involved with Sensory Processing disorder as this offers a unique opportunity to get updated on the recent research findings and clinical implications.  This SPD event also includes:

  • an introduction to Sensory Processing Disorder with examples from Diana A. Henry, MS, OTR
  • Carrie Fannin will be facilitating a parent networking meeting on the Friday before the conference
  • Other keynote speakers include:

Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR
Alice Carter, PhD
John J. Foxe, PhD
Margaret Bauman, MD and more!

Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, Author of “SENSATIONAL KIDS: hope and help for children with sensory processing disorder (SPD)” (you can get a copy of this book at 15% off with the code SPECIAL)  will be presenting the status of SPD’s acceptance process into the DSM.

BONUS:

What makes this event even more special?!?!?  Comedy!

The evening of March 17th will feature…

Sarge
….a little wine, a little mingling and lots of laughter

Symposium attendees will be treated to a complimentary wine & cheese reception followed by a hilarious comedy performance featuring SARGE! Sarge is a film, television and stage entertainer who has performed worldwide to adoring audiences. He will have you laughing ’til you cry!

FREE for parent workshop and symposium attendees and $25 for guests and general public. This hour-long performance is a great way to kick off your St. Patty’s evening fun!  RSVP when you register for the symposium!

Agenda Information:

March 16th: Parent Workshop – Agenda

March 17th:  Symposium Day 1 Agenda

March 18th:  Symposium Day 2 Agenda

It’s hard to separate Sensory Processing Disorder from Autism.  When Autism is being diagnosed in 1 of every 110 children, 1 in every 70 boys, and the occurrence of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) distinct from Autism, and the prominence of SPD misdiagnosed as ADHD, SPD is not a diagnosis to be unaware of.

Many parents of children with Autism and / or SPD research.  We try various techniques, work on sensory strategies, keeping our kids balanced, helping them to recognize their needs and grow to advocate for themselves.  To date, one of best resources we have is the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation and conferences such as these.

For more information, you can visit the announcement on Special Happens here, or the SPD Foundation directly here


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Gina St. Aubin is a mother of 3, one diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, PDD-NOS, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) . A former Victim's Advocate turned advocate for those with intellectual and physical challenges, Gina believes being a 'Special Parent' means to discover, embrace, educate, advocate, encourage, treasure and laugh.

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1 Jen March 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm

YAY! I can’t make it to the event but I’m going to try and get some of the materials; thank you for this information!!

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