Spina Bifida Association of Iowa

Spina Bifida Association of Iowa

Kids and adults with Spina Bifida are reaching new heights!

We’re building better and brighter futures for all those impacted by Spina Bifida!

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How can we help you?

The Spina Bifida Association of Iowa (SBAI) serves adults and children who are affected by Spina Bifida. Our mission is to promote the prevention of Spina Bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected.

How do we do that?

  • Educational Programs
  • Direct Assistance Programs
  • Social Events
  • Summer Camp Scholarships
  • College Scholarships
  • and by connecting individuals with Spina Bifida to others, because together we are stronger!

SBAI is a chapter of the Spina Bifida Association, the only national voluntary health agency solely dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with Spina Bifida and those whose lives are touched by this challenging birth defect.

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Spina Bifida is the most common neural tube defect in the United States—affecting 1,500 to 2,000 of the more than 4 million babies born in the country each year.


Spina Bifida occurs in approximately 7 of out every 10,000 live births in the United States.


An estimated 166,000 individuals with Spina Bifida live in the United States.

Upcoming Events

National Day of Walk-N-Roll will be on World Spina Bifida Day!

Participants across the country will walk together virtually!

World Spina Bifida Day is October 25, 2020. Since all Walk-N-Roll events this fall will be virtual, the Spina Bifida Association has designated October 25 as National Day of Walk-N-Roll. Everyone across the United States will walk on the same day in one huge event!  Mark your calendar and look for the schedule of events is coming soon.
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