YOU are changing lives and giving hope to the 1 in 20 children who suffer from these neurodevelopmental challenges. As of today, we’ve raised over $47,000 towards our goal of $75,000. Every gift, no matter the size, is critical in bringing new understanding and treatments to this disorder.
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Sensory Processing Disorder author, advocate, and educator, Rachel Schneider, recently shared her thoughts on our work and what it means to her:
'Through their research, the team at UCSF is changing the lives of people with Sensory Processing Disorder - including mine. For the first time, we're able to look at scans and see that the seemingly-unusual, often-debated sensory experiences we've had all our lives are, in fact, quite real. The UCSF team's findings are pivotal to our understanding of SPD as a discrete neurological condition worthy of attention. Their work is helping to not only legitimize SPD within the scientific and medical communities, but within our families and social circles, as well as in our own minds.’
- Rachel S. Schneider, M.A., MHC
Author, Making Sense: A Guide to Sensory Issues
Elysa Marco, MD and the UCSF Sensory Processing Team Director, UCSF Sensory Neurodevelopment & Autism Program