The following sites are great additional resources for finding products and services to help our SPD children. We appreciate all of these companies and educational resources for the hard work they have done to help our children. If you own a site, or know of other sites that should be included here, please let us know!
General SPD Resource Sites
The SPD Foundation
The SPD Foundation, formerly the KID Foundation, was founded by Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., OTR, in 1978 to help children and their families understand Sensory Processing Disorder. The SPD Foundation focuses on research, education, and advocacy related to SPD, and is a Colorado public charity that is funded entirely through grants and donations. Don't forget to get Lucy Miller's book, "Sensational Kids," a must have!
Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center
Extensive information, resources, products & tips for parents, professionals, and families dealing with Sensory Processing Disorders/Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Site was created by, and formerly ran by, former SPD Parent SHARE Host Michele Mitchell.
S.I. Focus Magazine (sponsor)
S.I. Focus is the first of its kind, serving as an international resource to parents and professionals who want to stay informed regarding how to improve sensory integration and how to address sensory processing deficits and disorders.
Stanley Greenspan - Floortime Approach
A site that follows in the theories and treatment methods set by the late Stanley Greenspan, including his Floortime approach for teaching social/emotional interaction in children with SPD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Site includes information and online courses for parents and professionals.
Finding parent centers in every state for resources, and support for families with special needs kids.
Resources for raising children with sensory motor, developmental, and social-emotional challenges. Publishes and offers books, videos, workshops, and information regarding SPD. An extension of Future Horizons.
The Geneva Centre of Autism And Related Disorders
Too many sites here to mention. Almost everything you may want to know about Autism, PDD, Aspergers, and more.
Sensory Integration Network
Committed to the promotion and development of sensory integration theory and practice. Specifically, you might want to check out their research page for the Adult Mental Health reading list!
Treatment Centers and Therapy
The Sensory Therapies and Research (STAR) Center provides family-centered care for children and adults with learning, attention, behavior, sensory, and motor difficulties, as well as for those seeking performance optimization. Participating in empirical, evidence-based research is a high priority for our center. The STAR Center is a Research Partner with the KID Foundation.
Henry OT Services (sponsor)
Henry OT Services offers school based and individual occupational therapy services. Our mission is to promote understanding and awareness of issues related to sensory processing, sensory integration and the sensory systems.
Ideal Lives Advocacy and Inclusion Center
Project Director and author Lisa Simmons "Birth of an Advocate" provides this comprehensive and extremely informative site to help parents find support, information, and answers to the issues regarding special needs kids. 'Practical Support for Special Needs Advocates' Free newsletter. Join the board. Learn how to be an effective and knowledgeable advocate for your child.
Counseling for Moms
Parent Coach and Family Therapist Karen DeBolt, MA. has created a nice site for positive help with tough family situations. She is working to help Moms struggling with chaos at home to have happy successful kids. Get help, sign up for a great newsletter and find resources.
NARHA – North American Riding for Handicapped Association. — Hippotherapy. Horse assisted activities.
Vital Sounds — Listening Therapy, developed by Sheila Frick.
Brain Gym Official Site — Education, research, and information.
Interactive Metronome — To gain control, timing, and grading of motor reactions to sensory input.
Sensory Products and Stores
The Sensory Processing Disorder Store
A one-stop shopping and educational experience to help you access the sensory toys, equipment, resources, ideas, and products you need (at a fraction of the cost).
Jump-In Products and Therapy
A wonderful resource for therapy in the southeastern Michigan area, Jump-In also offers an extensive catalogue of some of the best products for SPD children and adults out there.
Learning Development Aids (LDA) Sensory Products
LDA is a good place for people to purchase high quality sensory products. They are based in the United Kingdoms, but ship their products to over 130 countries.
Sensory Soft Clothing
An excellant resource, offering the best in tagless, seamless clothing, designed especially for children with SPD.
The Out-of-Sync Child
Carol Stock Kranowitz is the World's most beloved author of best selling books and articles on Sensory Processing Disorder. And every book a "must read" for those who want to understand SPD in their child or someone they know.
Songs for Sensational Kids Vol. 1: The Wiggly Scarecrow
Produced by Coles Whalen, "The Wiggly Scarecrow" is a compilation of Upbeat, fun songs for children! Singer/songwriter Coles Whalen has joined forces with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller and The SPD Foundation (Denver, CO) to create a CD for children. These 15 songs were designed to help children learn about, use and develop their sensory processing. A wonderful CD for all kids! Hear song samples and order CDs off of their website today!
Salt of the Earth Weighted Gear
Weighted blankets, vests, body socks and lap pads made to order. *note added* VERY reasonably priced, adorable prints to choose from. Check this site! : )
A resource site for Autism Spectrum and Sensory Processing Disorders. We feature a custom line of weighted products: Vests, Lap Pads, Blankets, Quilted Blankets and Neck Wraps. Our ever growing product line of 10,000 products ts being added to our on-line store weekly. Also featuring Sensory and Educational products for all stages of development, including the 5 star rated Rainy Day Indoor Playground Therapy Line. If you're not able to locate what you're looking for contact us with your list of tendencies and we will provide you with list of products to assist you. SensoryCraver.com offers a program to give 7% back to you or your community – just ask us how!
Lots of supplies, games, toys, and equipment for those sensory kids. In schools, homes, and clinics.
Achievement Products (sponsor)
Top quality therapy, sensory integration, adapted toys, positioning aids, daily living aids and exercise and special education needs
Woodbine House (sponsor)
Publishes the Special-Needs Collection. Since 1985 we've prided ourselves on publishing books of the highest quality and value.
Their goal is to provide customers with a large selection of high quality, educational materials at discounted prices. This site continues to grow with a product selection that now includes thousands of items and more added every week. An amazing, handpicked selection of the best homeschool resources.
How Does Your Engine Run? (ALERT) program — Guide to Alert program for self regulation.
Beyond Play — Wonderful source for standard and unusual therapy and play items for special needs kids. Primarily age birth to five years old. Request a free catalog.
Giving Greetings — Cards and Gifts supporting children with challenges.
Pocket Full of Therapy — Good site for therapy items & ideas.
South Paw Enterprises — Great catalog of therapy equipment, supplies. They will send catalog.
The Therapy Shoppe — Catalog shop for therapy items
Therapro — Great Therapy Products. Order Catalog
Tumble Forms — Products for positioning and enabling young people with physical challenges. 1-800-371-2778.
Learning and Teaching Resources
Handwriting Without Tears (sponsor)
Presents a pre-printing, printing, and cursive writing program plus tips for teachers, therapists, and parents.
Lakeshort Learning Materials (sponsor)
Offers teachers and parents the best in school supplies, educational products and teaching materials for early childhood through primary school.
Making Math Real (sponsor)
Developed by David Berg is a multi-sensory, structured program that provides professional development for educators, private practitioners, and parents.
Many students are overcoming math difficulties with TouchMath – and some in a dramatic way.
gate.net/~labooks — Learning abilities books
christiananswers.net/kids/home.html — Kid's Explorers, lesson plans, unit studies.
theyoungscientistsclub.com — The Young Scientist's Club
bensguide.gpo.gov — Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids. All ages.
timberdoodle.com — Homeschool curriculum from many publishers, including Saxon Math.
hslda.org — Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
Other Good Sites
Wright's Law — What parents need to know about special education & advocacy. How to avoid common IEP problems.
Dentists4kids — Find a dentist who specializes in kids in your area by entering your zip code here.