Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support Community    

My name is Jeanette Loftus and welcome to our sensory processing community! This is a place where we can come together and share our experiences, challenges, and success with sensory processing disorder. 

I have struggled with sensory differences my whole life, then I became a parent to children who struggles with sensory differences too. I can completely understand the frustration that can come from being a parent with sensory differences and having a child with sensory processing disorder. 

Having sensory processing disorder often leaves you feeling misunderstood and it can be extremely exhausting trying to find the resources you need for you or your child when starting your sensory processing disorder journey. 

Supporting, learning, sharing and growing together
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I created this community to provide a safe space for parents who have children with sensory processing disorder. As well as individuals who are struggling with sensory difficulties themselves. My two children are now adults, They are 22 & 26. I am a Grandma to my two beautiful grandsons. I have been where you are. You are not alone. You have a full sensory community standing by you to support you every step of the way. 

I want this to be a place where we can talk openly about our unique sensory experiences and learn from each other. We can share the sensory strategies we have learned that helped us cope with our sensory processing disorder as well as our children's sensory challenges. Whether it's finding the perfect weighted blanket, squishy fidgets or a new sensory activity that will benefit your child's sensory needs, we can support each other in finding ways to help our children cope better with sensory processing disorder.

I want this community to be a place for education and sensory processing disorder awareness. Sensory processing disorder is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed by many professionals.  There is very little understanding for those of us who have sensory differences. When we share our stories, share the things we have learned , help spread sensory awareness and advocate for our children, ourselves and others with sensory processing disorder.

This sensory processing disorder parent support community is not only for parents, we love to see grandparents, family, and friends get involved to support our children and us parents. We also welcome caregivers, therapists, teachers and all community providers who work with and love neurodivergent children, teens or adults.  

Children who have sensory processing disorder require and deserve exceptional services, extra love and a fantastic support team.  This will help them develop sensory coping skills to be successful at home, school and in the community too.

child with sensory processing disorder hand stand Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.
I welcome everyone to join our sensory processing disorder community and encourage everyone to learn about sensory differences. When we work together as a community we provide consistency in our children's lives. 

I hope to make a real impact in the lives of children with sensory processing disorder and for adults too.

As we share this sensory processing disorder journey together as a community, remember that we are not defined by our sensory differences. 

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain. 🧡

We need to celebrate our sensory differences and support each other on our sensory processing disorder journey. 

Thank you for being a part of this community. You will always have a safe space here. 

Are you not familiar with sensory processing disorder symptoms? Click here for a Sensory Processing Disorder Symptom CHECKLIST

Here are some more helpful Sensory Processing Disorder Resources