Hula Class for Children with Special Needs

Read the information below about a Special Needs Hula Class being offered in Davis County.   Come and experience a unique Hula class offered specifically for children who have special needs. Classes start this Spring (2011) and are $10.00 per class or, $32.00 a month if payment is received in advance. Contact Lanaiah at 801-721-5763 […]

Gold’s Gym Wheelchair Tennis Activity – A Positive Experience

One of our families sent us a letter about an event they participated in last month.  Read about their positive experience and hopefully more families can participate the next time this is offered! In March, Gold’s Gym in Orem offered a Wheelchair Tennis Clinic (we sent out an email about this event to our email […]

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 […]

SB interview on disability-specific radio show

Disability-specific radio show host Dan Windheim of Rockland World Radio recently contacted ahead of an interview with Julie Katherine, a 22-year old college graduate with Spina Bifida. Following the interview, Dan sent over the archive link. To hear Dan Windheim’s interview with Julie, click here. To hear Dan Windheim’s other interviews on disabilities and […]

Accessibility Design

Looking for ways to modify your home and make it more accessible?  The Hall family recently built an accessible home.  Ilene shares how an organization called ASSIST was useful to them. ASSIST Inc is a non-profit Community Design Center that provides architectural design, community planning and development assistance to non-profit and community groups, and housing […]

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38th Annual SBA National Conference

Please join the Spina Bifida Association (SBA) for the 38th National Conference to be held at the Disneyland Hotel (Anaheim, CA) from June 26 – June 29, 2011. Children and adults with Spina Bifida, their families, physicians, nurses, and other clinicians have the unique opportunity to gain information on the latest medical care and network […]

Shriners Hospital – An Excellent Resource for Children with Spina Bifida

There are only 22 Shriners Hospitals in the world and Salt Lake City is blessed to be home to one of them. Shriners Hospitals are dedicated to give specialty care to children with needs in Orthopedics, Burn Care, Spinal Chord Injury and Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate. The care given is free to families. Income […]

SB on ABC: Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Season 8, Episode 12 of Extreme Makeover Home Edition aired January 2, 2011 and featured the Grommesh Family of Moorhead, Minnesota. Ten-year old Garrett has Spina Bifida and is full of enthusiasm for life. His parents established Hope Inc, a non profit that provides fun health and recreation for children in wheelchairs. From ABC.COM: “Garrett […]

Diapering Older Children

A family in our support group with a teenager shares some helpful diapering tips for older kids: Our son uses 2 kinds of diapers (both are made by Tranquility): – “All Through The Night” have tabs and hold more liquid – “Premium Overnight” are like pull-ups and are more comfortable We have also used the […]


A Great Opportunity to Encourage and Enjoy Your Child’s Development Have you heard about Kindermusik?  Kindermusik is a music and movement program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. From the kindermusik website: In class, you play, listen, sing, move, dance, and giggle with your child. It’s fun. Lots of fun. But […]