Spina Bifida

Let Your Voice Be Heard re: School Health Support Services

Online survey open until March 27, 2011: Let Your Voice Be Heard re: School Health Support Services.

Let Dalton McGuinty & Your Local MPP Know That "Every Kindergarten Kid Matters"

OACRS (Ontario Association of Children's Rehabilitation Services) recently launched a creative advocacy campaign entitled "every kindergarten kid matters" to capture the attention of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and local MPPs.

Access Ontario launches YouTube Channel

In 2011 we want to showcase Ontario’s accessibility success stories to a modern audience. So we’re very pleased to tell you about our new YouTube accessibility channel – www.youtube.com/accessontario .

I Was Actually Terrified of the Gym

Read the essay by past SB&H Board Member, Mary Dufton entitled I Was Actually Terrified of the Gym that was recently published in the Globe & Mail.

Karate Student with Spina Bifida Inspires Others

Alexandra Houle is not your average 18-year-old...

Folic acid helps reduce multiple birth defects

A recent report in the Journal of Biological Chemistry notes if all women who could become pregnant consumed recommend amounts of folic acid before and during pregnancy, the risks of neural tube defects such as spina bifida could be decreased by 70%.

Do you want to Get Fit and Increase your Energy? Do you want to be more Confident in your Balance?

Join TIME - the exercise program organized by Toronto Rehab and City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Individual Peer Support

One-on-one peer support for individuals with physical disabilities in the GTA:

  • Mentors support clients with goal oriented objectives
  • Time limited peer support
  • Receive information and resources

Research Study on use of Assistive Devices by Children with Myelomeningocele

Researchers from the University of Michigan’s (UM) Developmental Neuromotor Control Laboratory are currently recruiting participants for a study: “The effect of assistive devices on gait, muscle activity, and oxygen uptake in children with myelomeningocele.”

World renowned Kennedy Krieger Institute looking for study participants

Do you have a child (ages 10 – 29) with Spina Bifida? If so, researchers from Kennedy Krieger Institute invite you to participate in an online research study!

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