Tuesday, July 7, 2009

URGENT REQUEST

I am going to make this short and sweet b/c I totally forgot that I wanted to post about this last week and I'm not sure if there is a deadline for signing the online petition.

A dear friend of mine needs our help! Her son has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) which in a nutshell is a condition that affects the way the central nervous systems receives and responds to information from the senses. His SPD affects all of his senses, but particularly his hearing and touch.

By signing this online petition you are asking that they include SPD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual which will be published in 2012. The inclusion of SPD in the DSM will foster correct diagnoses and will open doors for further research about the underlying cause of and treatments for SPD. The addition of SPD in the DSM will also facilitate reimbursement for treatment.

The online petition is located at http://spdfoundation.net/dsmpetition.html and literally takes just a minute to complete. You have to provide your name, address, and e-mail, so I understand if you are not comfortable doing so, but before you say no just remember......it might not affect your child's health and future this time, but there just might come a day when it will!!!

Thanks in advance for loving and supporting someone you don't even know!!!

(PS - If you get a chance to sign the petition, please leave a comment on here so we know! Thanks!!)

14 comments:

  1. Of course I'll sign. On my way there now.

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  2. Thanks Kelly!

    Two of my Facebook friends signed it too! We're on a roll!!!

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  3. I signed, thanks for doing this for your friend!

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  4. Just saw this and signed!

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  5. hope its not too late...done

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  6. You guys are AWESOME!!! Thank you so much!!!

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  7. I never commented, but I did sign this too. ;)

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  8. I missed this post for some reason and am just now signing the petition. Did you know that SPD is what Keirah has? I wonder if Jada knows about that petition...

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