Oct
19
6:45pm 6:45pm

Central IL Support Group

All are welcome to join us Thursday, October 19th, at 6:45 PM at our normal spot, the OSF-College Ave meeting room, 1701 E. College Avenue, Bloomington (MAP). Use the lower entrance at the back of the building by Convenient Care.

PLEASE RSVP to 773-444-0305 or info@i-sba.org by noon Wednesday, Oct. 18, because ISBA will be providing free sandwiches and drinks.  

For this meeting we will be doing something a little different. To show our support for the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Puerto Rico, we will be making a care package of cards and medical supplies for those affected by Hurricane Maria.  We will need some volunteers to please bring construction paper, scissors, glue, tape, markers/crayons, etc for card decorating.

We invite you to bring any new/unused medical supplies in excellent condition so that we may ship them to Puerto Rico with our cards.

Don't forget to RSVP- We look forward to seeing you October 19th!  

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Oct
21
1:00pm 1:00pm

Halloween Play Date

Who: Kids ages 0-10, their parents, and siblings

Where: Shriners Hospitals for Children - Chicago - 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago

For the Kids: Halloween party, play activities, accessible playground, costume parade.  

For Parents: Our speakers will be: Debbie Victor, Occupational Therapist at Shriners, and Lenita Gipson from Hollister Incorporated, the event sponsor.  

Debbie Victor, OTD, OT/L will present on “Occupational therapy and self-catheterization: Strategies for success” - Occupational therapists at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago have worked with children with spina bifida and their families to learn self-catheterization.  OT’s evaluate a child’s readiness to learn self-catheterization, and we use a variety of teaching strategies and unique pieces of equipment to help parents and children achieve success.  This talk will review strategies to help you and your children cleanly and safely improve participation in this important activity of daily living.  

Professional childcare will be provided during the educational component for parents.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Spanish-speaking staff will be in attendance.   

RSVP required to 773.444.0305 or info@i-sba.org.

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Nov
13
12:00pm12:00pm

Peoria Support Group

Families and individuals living with spina bifida are invited to join us at the Peoria Support Group.

The support group meets on the second Monday of each month at the Children's Hospital of Illinois, 420 N.E. Glen Oak, Peoria (MAP).  Pizza lunch is also provided, join us on the first floor of the Hillcrest building.

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