Our Mission is to empower those living with spina bifida to achieve their maximum potential.
Empowering people. The Spina Bifida Coalition envisions individuals with spina bifida as confident, skilled and productive citizens, advocating for their own health and welfare. We see persons with spina bifida accessing a network of resources and educational opportunities to obtain transportation, explore secondary education options, make independent living choices, and acquire effective personal management skills.
We see the sharing of experiences and resources with expectant families, to ease their shift from an unexpected prenatal diagnosis to accepting a life with this complicated but manageable condition. We imagine helping families learn and implement effective advocacy skills.
We foresee a community that is knowledgeable about spina bifida, and free of misconceptions about the employability, social inclusion, transportation, and personal independence of people born with spina bifida.
The Spina Bifida Coalition serves Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Gallia, Hamilton, Harrison, Highland, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Noble, Pike, Scioto, Warren, and Washington counties in southern Ohio, and Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne in northeastern Ohio. We also include Dearborn, Franklin, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties in southeastern Indiana, Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in northern Kentucky, and the entire state of West Virginia.