October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month!
Spina Bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States. It occurs when the spinal cord fails to close during the first months of pregnancy. Spina Bifida causes abnormalities of the brain and spine resulting in life-long disability. More than 250,000 Americans live with Spina Bifida every day.
The mission of the Spina Bifida Association of North Texas (SBANT) is to promote the prevention of Spina Bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected.
Our goal is to raise awareness of Spina Bifida and to give children, families and adults the tools that they need to be advocates for themselves, independent and active individuals with Spina Bifida and to have a stront supportive community.
Please click on the links above for more information on Spina Bifida and the programs and services offered by SBANT!