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Welcome Northeast Ohio

We are excited to announce that we are growing once again…on Monday, August 29, 2022 the SBC Board of Directors by majority vote agreed to include Northeast Ohio in our service area. Counties that will be included - Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.  This brings SBC’s service area to 41 counties in Ohio, 3 in northern Kentucky, 6 in southeastern Indiana, and 55 in West Virginia. Northeast Ohio has five facilities that serve those affected by spina bifida that include Cleveland Clinic-Children’s, Cleveland Clinic, Metro Health Systems, Akron Rainbow Babies, and University Hospitals. We will ...
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Celebrating 50 Years!

2022 is significant in SBCC’s history! It is our Golden Anniversary, since July 4, 1972, we have been serving those living with spina bifida. 50 years! What an accomplishment! But we couldn’t have done it without the many supporters of SBCC. We will be celebrating in 2022 with stories of those who have played significant roles in our history, special events, and a 50th Anniversary Celebration in October during Spina Bifida Awareness month!  Of course, our 2022 Walk & Roll will be extra-special, details will be shared in the upcoming months. Speaking of sharing stories, we have scoured the SBCC vault, reached out to ...
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Transition to Adulthood Study

Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study in partnership with the Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati to learn more about the difficulties and supports that impact individuals with spina bifida who are transitioning from pediatric to adult care. Teens with spina bifida at least 14 years old, adults with spina bifida, and their caregivers may be eligible to participate. If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete some basic demographic surveys online. Parents, teens, and young adults will also be asked to complete standardized questionnaires about: Their transition readiness Self-management skills Self-advocacy skills Quality of life We will ...
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Will You Be a Gem?

Will you be an SBCC “GEM”  (Giving Every Month) supporter?  As a “GEM” you will become a member of a special group of our most valued supporters dedicated to assisting those living with spina bifida in our service area in honor of our 50th anniversary.  Funds generated from this campaign will be used for programming to promote physical and mental health awareness. So how can I become a “GEM”? By choosing to make a recurring $50 monthly gift by January 31, 2022, continuing until December 3, 2022 Why should I become a “GEM”? It’s EASY - Your donation will occur automatically each month. It is easier to fold ...
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Welcome Alexis Allen to SBCC Staff

SBCC is happy to announce that we have hired Alexis Allen as a Communications Assistant. Alexis will be working 5 hours a week providing support to Rhonda and Diane with social media posts, the bi-weekly E-News, the Spina Bifida Awareness Month campaign, and other communication duties. As a self-advocate with spina bifida, providing input on adult programming will also be part of her job responsibilities. A recent graduate of Madison College in Wisconsin, Alexis holds an Associates Degree in Human Services. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Alexis moved to Liberty Township last year, where she currently lives with her parents, younger ...
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