A bright future awaits those with Spina Bifida!

For Education Day 2021 we’ll shine a light on the topics and the connections that will help you and your family get there.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 16, 2021

7- 8 p.m.  SBAIA Connections Game Night

Connect with your SBAIA family for Kahoot Trivia and Conversation

Saturday, April 17, 2021

9-9:30 Welcome to a Bright Future!

Diane Glass, Co-Chair of the SBAIA Board of Directors, will showcase the successes, programs and plans for addressing the people, issues and priorities for Spina Bifida in Iowa and beyond.

9:30-10  Guidelines for the Care of Spina Bifida

Judy Thibadeau, RN, MN, Director of Research and Services, Spina Bifida Association

10-10:30 Occupational Therapy for Better Living

Students in the Drake University Occupational Therapy Program will showcase all that OT has to offer people with Spina Bifida and the guidelines for care

10:30-11:30 Breakout Sessions

  • Spina Bifida @ School for Parents
  • Advocating for & Managing your Own Heath
  • Siblings Reflecting & Connecting
  • Fun with Abby Brown from IowaPBS Kids
  • Teens & Young Adults Connect
  • New & Expectant Parents Connect

11:30-12:30  Neurosurgery Guidelines

Dr. Jeff Blount, Children’s Hospital of Alabama

12:30-12:40  What’s Next for Your Bright Future?