Transition to Adulthood Study
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Transition to Adulthood Study

Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study in partnership with the Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati to learn more about the difficulties and supports that impact individuals with spina bifida who are transitioning from pediatric to adult care. Teens with spina bifida at least 14 years old, adults with spina bifida, and their caregivers may be...

SBCC Welcomes Eastern Ohio and West Virginia
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SBCC Welcomes Eastern Ohio and West Virginia

The mission of SBCC is to Empower those living with spina bifida to achieve their maximum potential. Starting as a grassroots organization in 1972, SBCC has been providing education, connection, support, and advocacy for nearly 50 years for people with spina bifida and their families in seventeen counties of southern Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeastern...

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...

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...

Independent Skills Classes
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Independent Skills Classes

Skills for living independently is an issue that has  been identified by our families as a priority for emerging adults with spina bifida.  The Mayerson JCC Disability Inclusion Programs in partnership with the Center for Independent Living Options (CILO) is offering an eight-week interactive and practical class on basic skills needed to live independently. These classes...

NAMI – Parent Support Group
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NAMI – Parent Support Group

SB parent and social worker, Jessica Petre, LISW, will be hosting a new support group through the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Ohio for parents and caregivers of children under 18 years old with mental health challenges and disabilities starting this Saturday, February 8th. This support group is offered free of charge and is suitable for...

The Game of Life – CRC Program
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The Game of Life – CRC Program

Acquiring the hands-on skills needed for maximum independence is a process. It takes years of practice, adding new skills as others are mastered. Do you want to increase your teen or young adult’s ability to do more for themselves? Cincinnati Recreation Commission Division of Therapeutic Recreation is offering a brand new program, The Game of Life. This program...

Care Connections
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Care Connections

Learn about resources within the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s, including therapy options. Major community supports and services will also be reviewed.   Who: Parents / caregivers of children with developmental disabilities. (This class is for adults only – no childcare will be provided) When: Monday, September 16th, 2019 Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM...

CRC Therapeutic Recreation Fall/Winter Programs
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CRC Therapeutic Recreation Fall/Winter Programs

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s (CRC) Division of Therapeutic Recreation has released their Fall and Winter Program Guide. The Division of Therapeutic Recreation offers leisure services for individuals with disabilities. The services promote healthy lifestyles and provide opportunities to participate in high-quality recreational, social, and cultural experiences in the community, and at their recreation facilities. Whether you like to...