SPD Awareness Ribbon Color(s)

by Jackie
(Terre Haute, IN, USA)

Hello!


Our three year old son was recently diagnosed with SPD. Prior to his diagnosis, we never even heard of the disorder. So, I am trying to read everything I can get my hands on and I find myself sharing the information with many people who know my son.

Sharing the SPD information led me to wonder what is/are the awareness color(s) for SPD. I have been searching online and have not found the specific term of "SPD" when linking with color(s). Is/are there any color(s) specifically for SPD, or would it fall under the ribbon categories of Special Needs or Autism?

Thanks for your time and attention to this question! :)

THAT is a great question! You know, I don't know the answer to it. However, Kathleen Morris of SI Focus Magazine is the one who has organized the SPD Awareness Days/Weeks the past few years. SHE may know the answer... I am not sure if a color has been established yet, but she may know. OR, she may know of a resource for awareness buttons/cards, etc. that I am also not aware of.

Can I ask a favor? If you do find out, can you please let us know!? I know many who would like to have this information. Our last awareness event was in the month of October 2007... it will come again next October. Meanwhile, keep spreading the word... THANKS!!! Our children thank you.

You may also want to consider becoming an SPD Parent SHARE Host? A group of parents helping other parents whose children have SPD. Go check out the site and our group... www.spdparentshare.com. If you are interested in becoming one, please contact Michelle Morris through that site.

I hope you find the answer for us! Let us know if Kathleen knows what color, ok? Thanks. Sorry I couldn't help more.

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Aug 27, 2016
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Um
by: Anonymous

?? Sooo...color?

Aug 23, 2014
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SPD Decals
by: Jay Begley

Hello Everybody. I am a graphic artist. I design for a living and love making decals for friends. This time I took it a step further for a dear friend of mine. Her child is SPD. I learned a lot through her and her child. I found out that I am also SPD to some degree. I did some research on a SPD Awareness ribbon so I could custom make one for her. All the details I found pointed to dark Blue and White or Dark Blue and Orange with a series of waves running through the design in some way. I chose the first color combination as it would yield better contrast. Feel free to contact me on my FB page in a private message and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the design. I am not asking for money. I just want to help bring awareness.

Aug 22, 2014
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I want a ribbon and color
by: Anonymous

I am 23 years old I deal with SPD everyday of my life. I've dealt with it my whole life and I would really really like to see a support ribbon to show awareness!!

Aug 19, 2014
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updates
by: Anonymous

I'm just wondering if there has been any update on this?? As in the official color, design, etc of SPD. If not how do we get something rolling on this?? Thank you!😊

Sep 27, 2012
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ribbon color
by: Keri Taylor

i've also been looking for a ribbon color since my son was diagnosed yesterday officaly. his behavioral therapists and ped said he had it but now that i know for sure i want to get a magnet for my van as well as look into a tattoo. is it just the reflex blue or does it have waves in it to show the highs and lows

Oct 24, 2011
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SPD color ?
by: melanie mahaffey

Spd connect is a facebook group and they voted on the color and picked orange for the wristbands there is no image logo or color specified for this disorder I have spent a year researching it. Just got my wristbands today cant wait to start selling them and spreading the word I am using the money for ot items needed for therapy. Fyi many different spd groups have picked there own color and logo but there isn't anything officially set for this disorder yet.

Oct 19, 2011
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What company what color...
by: Anonymous

So REFLUX is the company color..
SPD awareness is Orange

THIS one company picked that blue.. it is not for the Full on SPD OCTOBER MONTH...

I even called and that is what I was told..

Grandted those who have the blue USE Them.. help awareness for SPD...

Oct 18, 2011
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ribbon
by: Anonymous

Here is where I found the blue ribbon with waves to show the highs and lows of SPD. Personally my fav.

http://mythreesensationalkids.blogspot.com/2010/12/sensory-processing-disorder-awareness.html

Oct 18, 2011
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Ribbon?
by: Tasha

Anyone find our offical color yet? I'm so confused. The other night I found a blue ribbon with waves in it and today I'm reading orange...and somewhere even green. My family is HUGE supporters to my daughter and want bumber stickers and such for Christmas. I'm to the point where I feel like all I see is spots...maybe it should multicolor poka dots haha. Ok seriously..help!

Sep 05, 2011
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should have a support ribbon
by: Anonymous

I have a 4 year that has sensory processing disorder.I think that would be a great support ribbon for spd kids orange ribbon with different colors.They need to make one for these kinds of kids every other one has a support ribbon.

May 06, 2011
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It is the Reflex Blue...
by: Anonymous

http://www.craftsnscraps.com/jewelry/ribbons.html

Oct 14, 2010
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ribbon color?
by: Anonymous

I have a 12 yr old son with Sensory Integration Disorder. This year I walked many walks for awareness and am saddened that there is no color for this. I have heard they say orange.However Orange happens to be the color for hunger. Maybe a orange ribbon with kids favorite color splashed in???

Oct 10, 2010
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SPD Awareness Cards
by: A Sensory Life

I recently created SPD awareness cards for parents to give to those in the community who just dont seem to understand their child. For instance at the park or grocery store when you are given the glare....just hand them a card. I have been a sensory OT for 19 years and this is one thing I hear from parents on a regular basis. My cards are available at asensorylife.blogspot.com or understandingspd.com

Sep 12, 2010
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SPD Bumper Sticker
by: Rachel Schneider

I am 27, and was diagnosed with SPD three weeks ago.

In honor of Sensory Awareness Month, and in support of my diagnosis, my boyfriend has created "I love someone with SPD" bumper stickers, as well as SPD shirt and hat:

http://www.zazzle.com/someone_i_love_has_spd_bumper_sticker-128579348360767326

http://www.zazzle.com/spd_senses_fight_tshirt-235083401436631770

More designs to follow :-)

Jun 16, 2010
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SPD Awareness Magnet
by: Michelle

Thank you Kelly for the info on the magnets. Just ordered one :)

May 08, 2010
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Car Magnets
by: Kelly J.

I found out that SPD Foundation sells Car magnets at a great price. Here is the link. Disregard my previous message.

http://www.spdfoundation.net/products.html#top

Kelly

Sep 27, 2009
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where to find a ribbon for my car?
by: julie

has anyone found a ribbon to put on your car? I want one and have since my son was diagnosed 2 years ago. Please let me know! I would love to buy several. If i can't find on then I will have to have one made...if i can get enough sold to warrant the larger production order.

Sep 23, 2009
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Awareness Ribbon Color....
by: Allans Mom

Ok, I just spoke with someone at the SPD Foundation. THEY told me it was reflux blue NOT orange.

Sep 17, 2008
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Our color is Orange I was told
by: Anonymous

I was told by somebody when I e mailed this PAGE about the color and I was told IT IS ORANGE!! and our month is October.. and They will have Ribbons and Bracelets out next year not sure when.. but She told me NOT NOT NOT to use the blue that is not our color she said!!!!

Sep 16, 2008
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Silver ribbon
by: Jessica

WOW! I'm so glad I found this site and this particular link. I've spent the last two hours online on this topic. What I found was this: www.silverribbon.org
It's the brain dysfunction/disorders support site and it now includes SPD under it's "disorder umbrella". I haven't found a ribbon specific for SPD. This is as close as I've found. Hope it helps!!

Sep 15, 2008
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Ribbons
by: mom4-2

So, is there an answer to the ribbon question? I have been searching for SPD ribbons for hours and found nothing. Also, does anyone know of any fund raising walks?

Sep 10, 2008
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How do I get it?
by: Crystal

How do I go about getting the SPD ribbon? I have several people including myself that would be interested in it. You can email me at cjfloyd@hotmail.com
Thanks.

Jul 25, 2008
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Have we found a color???
by: Brooke Cary

My son is 7 and was just diagnosed with ADHD and SPD, possibly Asperger's but we haven't pinned that part down yet.

Has orange been officially set as our color?

Mar 14, 2008
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Suggestion
by: Anonymous

How about we use orange? Orange is a good October color and it also speaks of the loud visual effects that people with SPD either suffer from or are drawn to.


Feb 28, 2008
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No Official Color For SPD
by: Jackie Norris

Okay everybody, I received another email today (2-28-08) from the publisher of S.I. Focus Magazine, Kathleen Morris. According to her, there are no "official" colors for sensory awareness. Please read her email as follows:

"Hello Jackie,
This is Kathleen Morris, publisher of S.I. Focus Magazine. I started a national awareness campaign through the magazine in 2005. October is National Sensory Awareness Month each year now. Last year we had over 350 volunteers across the country with additional volunteers in four other countries. There is, at this point, no official 'colors' for sensory awareness. You may add your name to our database if you would like and we will send you one of our NSAM volunteer packets this summer. It is meant to be a grassroots effort to assist people to raise awareness in their immediate communities to help their immediate needs to educate their school,
physicians and families in the community. We do have posters for you to display, handouts, press releases and this year we may add bracelets."

Kind regards,
Kathleen Morris, Publisher
S.I. Focus Magazine
www.SIfocus.com

So, even though I thought we had a color (reflex blue) yesterday, I guess we do not. Sorry that I gave you misleading information yesterday. Our saga continues! :)

Thanks again! Jackie Norris

Feb 27, 2008
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Reflex Blue-SPD Awareness Color
by: Jackie Norris

Hi Michele,

I posted a question on the blog Feb 5, 2008 concerning SPD Awareness Ribbon Color(s). You were not aware of the color or even if there was one. You did, however, give me a name as a jumping board for the search to our answer (which I greatly appreciated). After sending emails to various people, I finally received an answer. I received the following email this morning (2-27-08):

"Thank you for your passionate support of our cause. We sincerely appreciate all the help we can get in spreading the word about SPD. We do indeed have our own ribbon color, which is reflex blue. Please let me know if you need any further information that would be helpful to your efforts.

Thanks again,
Caraly Walker (caraly@spdfoundation.net)
SPD Foundation"

So, reflex blue is our SPD color! :) I looked it up and it's a pretty, medium bright shade of blue.

Thanks again, Jackie Norris



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