Supported Decision Making
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Supported Decision Making

There are several options for making legal and life-changing decisions with your child once they reach the legal age of 18. One avenue growing in popularity amongst families who have a child with developmental disabilities is Supported Decision Making. Supported Decision Making is often defined as supports and services that help an adult with a disability make his or her own decisions by...

Walk & Roll 2021
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Walk & Roll 2021

The planning committee has met and the decision was made for the Walk & Roll to be a HYBRID event this year.  What does that mean?  You will have a choice of how you wish to participate: In-Person (Plan A) or Virtual (Plan B) with the understanding that if there is a change in the status...

Research News
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Research News

We are excited to announce that SBCC and The Center for Spina Bifida (SB Clinic) have been awarded two grants to further our research focusing on transition to adulthood that we began in 2018. The Jack Rubinstein Foundation for Developmental Disabilities awarded our partnership a grant in the amount of $50,000; we were also awarded a...

Looking Forward in 2021
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Looking Forward in 2021

We survived 2020 and are heading into 2021 with hope!  As you are aware, since March Of 2020 Rhonda and Diane have been working remotely while continuing to provide services. Programming has been virtual including our annual Walk & Roll and holiday parties. While we certainly expect to resume in-person programming in 2021, we also...

Transition Bootcamp 2021
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Transition Bootcamp 2021

Transition Bootcamp 2021 will be held virtually this year over three days, January 19 – 21, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  The virtual conference is for family members, caregivers and professionals of youth/young adults with developmental disabilities. The virtual conference will provide sessions and information on planning and facilitating successful transition from school...

Happy New Year
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Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR! For the past few years SBCC has chosen a theme to guide and inspire us during the year ahead; this year we have chosen “Envision Your Best Self!”.  2020 put us all to the test and the new year provides us the opportunity to take a moment to reflect and imagine our life in the future.  What...

Walk & Roll 2020
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Walk & Roll 2020

On September 26, 2020 we were supposed to gather at the Miami Whitewater Forest for the 20th annual Walk & Roll; but instead we walked & rolled in our neighborhoods, parks, high-school tracks, and some of us even ventured to Whitewater Forest to bike the trails in the first virtual Walk & Roll. As we planned...

Holiday Shopping
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Holiday Shopping

It is being predicted that online shopping for the holidays will begin earlier and increase by a third over recent years due to rising COVID-19 cases in the US. Although not ideal, it does provide an opportunity for your online shopping to benefit people living with spina bifida. Kroger and Amazon both have programs that return a...

SONYA OPPENHEIMER, MD
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SONYA OPPENHEIMER, MD

It is with a heavy heart we share that a Cincinnati Spina Bifida champion, Sonya Oppenheimer, MD, passed away on Friday, October 23rd after a fractured hip resulted in a hospital stay and subsequent hospice care. For many parents in Greater Cincinnati, “Dr. O”  as she was fondly known, was the first person to speak compassionately...