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!

How You Can Help

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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.

Learn More


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


This year for GivingTuesday we are looking for hope! Hope that in 2021 we can continue to support the activities that help people with Spina Bifida live bright and beautiful lives.

We are hoping that in 2021 kids with Spina Bifida can resume activities together like camp and sports. We hope that adults with Spina Bifida can resume and lead their activities that help their community.

We already have plans for more virtual ways to stay connected, informed and active too!

Help support our campaign of hope for 2021. Whether you'd like to support sending a kid to camp (or virtual camp), a college scholarship or a leadership program for adults, you are supporting hope for all those impacted by Spina Bifida.

Our goal is $5,000-- that goes a long way in an organization like ours!

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