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Please Take Part in the Letter Writing Campaign on Behalf of the Inclusion of SPD in the DSM-V - featured March 3, 2010

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Great News! SPD is *still* under consideration for inclusion in the DSM-V. To help move the campaign forward, the SPD Foundation is organizing massive letter writing campaign to the American Psychological Association. Please read the following letter from Lucy Miller below and follow the links to their website!



Dear Friend:

You have no doubt heard by now that Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is on the list of conditions still under consideration for the DSM-5, which will be published in 2013.

Did you know the American Psychiatric Association is soliciting comments on these conditions?

As an occupational therapist or professional in another field that assesses or treats sensory problems, you are exceptionally well-equipped to make a comment that could influence the DSM committee’s decision.

Would you help us promote recognition of Sensory Processing Disorder by posting a comment on the APA website?

To make participating as simple as possible, we have created a web page that includes instructions for reaching the comment area of the APA site. We’ve also provided topic suggestions based on what we know the APA is considering in their final deliberations.

Every letter counts! The deadline for commenting is April 20, but please act now. Numbers matter. A mountain of immediate, supportive comments will make a significant impression on the committee.

And please help us pass the word! Forward this message and/or the link to our comment page to your colleagues, physicians, clients, and friends. If you have a website, blog or social networking page, those are great places to get the word out, too. The more people who comment supportively, the better.

For years, people have asked us, “What can I do to help get Sensory Processing Disorder into the DSM?” Now is the time when individuals everywhere can help and what they do will matter. Join the movement to get Sensory Processing Disorder included in the DSM-5. Post your comments to the APA. This is our last chance to be included in the DSM until 2025!

With thanks and warmest personal regards,

Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR
Founder and Executive Director
Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation

Take me to DSM Central right now.


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