Summer Party 2012 Review

Over 200 Intermountain Spina Bifida Support Group members attended the annual summer party on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Gene Fullmer Recreation Center in West Jordan. Jeff Burley of Salt Lake County Adaptive Recreation, the event’s primary sponsor, arranged for: catering from Joe Morley’s BBQ and Coca-Cola; wheelchair tennis with Coach Dean Oba of […]

Keeping skin protected while swimming

Skin protection can be a major issue at the swimming pool (or at the beach).  Depending on a child’s ability and level of feeling the methods of protection may vary.  Here are a few ideas that some parents shared at our last pool party.  Have a great summer and stay safe! We just bought one […]

Park and Playground Online Seminar

Michael Workman, the Physical Therapist from our Spina Bifida Clinic, has posted a wonderful seminar on his website.  He teaches about how we can get our kids to play actively outdoors, as well as help them physically improve at the park and playground.  This is one of my favorite things Mike does.  He taught us […]

A Great Opportunity to try Kindermusik

Read about the benefits of Kindermusik in a previous post. The Discovery Gateway is offering a unique opportunity to participate in Kindermusik.  Normally you can attend a trial class for free, but to participate, you have to pay a good amount of money for a full semester (4 months).  This is the first time I […]

Great Ideas from Moms Who Know

Our Mom’s Night Out evenings turned out to be really fun and helpful! Take a look at some of the great ideas shared at our Mom’s Nights. Home UTI tests: One mom does her own UTI tests at home.  Her daughter regularly gets UTI’s and she found that being able to test her urine at […]

National Park Pass for the Disabled

Summer is right around the corner.  Some of us may be considering a visit to one of our National Parks.  Did you know that the National Park Service has passes available for people with disabilities?  Read what the Wright family shared about these wonderful passes: “This pass, called an “Access Pass” is free of charge […]

Wheelin’ Jazz Celebrity Game

How’d you like to see 7’6” former NBA player, Shawn Bradley, take on 4’3” Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Famer Mike Schlappi?!?! We invite all to attend the 3rd annual Wheelin’ Jazz Celebrity Game. Mention that Intermountain Spina Bifida Support Group referred you and the support group receives a portion of ticket proceeds. Here’s the info […]

Authors bringing therapy horses and disabled children together

Authors Stephonie Williams and Jennifer Clark An article in the Deseret News recently featured two sister authors who have created a charity for the disabled.  They have co-written a book called “Mark of Royalty.” With their new book on their minds, they created a charity that brings together therapeutic riding and disabled children.  They plan […]

Morgan’s Wonderland – An Ultra Accessible Family Fun Park

Morgan’s Wonderland, located in San Antonio, Texas is an ultra accessible Family Fun Park.  Designed specifically for children and adults with disabilities, it is a great place for our families to visit.  This park is not an amusement park (like Disneyland).  The park includes the following attractions: a sensory village, a butterfly playground (very accessible), […]

More Seating Ideas!

One family in our support group suggests a great idea for seating that works for their daughter.  Although their daughter is six years old, she is very small for her age.  So when sitting up to their dining table she could not reach the surface properly.  Her mother found a great product that brings her […]