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Welcome to the Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England

We are a 501(c)3 organization working to support people with Spina Bifida as they reach for their goals and pursue a more fulfilling life. SBAGNE is a group of parents, adults with Spina Bifida, and dedicated professionals working together to support and encourage families and individuals throughout the Greater New England area. It is our goal to enrich the lives of those affected by Spina Bifida through education, parental support, social networking, advocacy and public awareness.



Latest News

TEDx Talk - Separating Children with Disabilities Hurts

Educator Torrie Dunlap presents a beautiful talk explaining why the segregation of children with disabilities, through "special" classes and events is harmful to children with disabilities.  "We have moved from hiding and institutionalizing children to ...

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IF's submission on the rights of adolescents

In consultation with the members and experts, the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus made a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in view of its ongoing work to ...

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2015 Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida

Registration is now open! Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and join us for the 6th Annual Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida! Benefiting the Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England The Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is a family-friendly, walk event ...

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Spina Bifida Collaborative Care Network

Dear Friends,As promised we are sharing the results of the focus groups that were held at our 2014 national conference with conference participants before we release them to the public.We thank you for your participation ...

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Spina bifida patient finishes med school in hopes of helping children with disabilities

Born with a birth defect, Sarah Bauer, of Buffalo Grove, made countless childhood visits to the spina bifida clinic in Chicago for checkups. She'd fidget in the waiting room filled with kids in wheelchairs, then undergo ...

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Accessible Seas II Cruise

Royal Carribean Oasis of the Seas round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Falmouth (Jamaica) and Cozumel. September 26 - Oct 3, 2015. Open to all with physical disabilities including amputees, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, all ...

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Power wheelchair comparisons

In the market for a power wheelchair? Here's the first thing you need to know: one size does not fit all. There are lots of choices to make in order to get the right chair ...

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Card that explains sepsis could save your life

In order to help you be as aware as possible about sepsis, and to help your doctor to understand your susceptibility to the condition, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) has developed ...

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Wheelchair Ballroom Dancer Elaina

This is such an inspirational story of a young girls journey to become a wheelchair ballroom dancer! It is worth watching!

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Spina Bifida Health Care Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Spina Bifida Health Care Benefits Program covers most health care services and supplies that are medically or psychologically necessary. The VA can also reimburse expenses for travel to and ...

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The 10 Best Social Sites for Friends with Spina Bifida

If you have Spina Bifida, or love someone who does, we hope you’ll enjoy this list of the 10 Best Social Sites for Friends With Spina Bifida, courtesy of SaveMyMedicalSupplies.org.

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4th Annual BEST Weekend

JOIN Boston-Children’s Hospital, Myelo Clinic and SBAGreaterNE  For the 4th Annual BEST Weekend BEST (Boys, Success, Esteem, and Training) Weekend will include two night stay at the hotel, educational seminars about healthy living, nutrition and athletics.  When: April 24-April 26  Where: ...

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Team IMPACT unites local kids and colleges

Fifteen-year-old Marianne Mahoney is something of a secret weapon for the Northeastern University women’s ice hockey team. The Newton teen has the congenital disorder spina bifida, and is in a wheelchair, and she’s ever present at ...

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Annual Benefits - 2015

Due to financial limitations, the 2015 SBAGNE Annual Benefit Program is currently suspended. Please check back for updated information.

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2015 Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida

walk-n-roll-logo_resizedRegistration is now open!

Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and join us for the

6th Annual Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida!

Benefiting the Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England

The Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is a family-friendly, walk event being held in various locations across the country to raise awareness about Spina Bifida and celebrate the accomplishments of the over 180,000 Americans living with it . All proceeds are used for programs and services for people living with Spina Bifida.

The Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England (SBAGNE) is an organization dedicated to promoting the prevention of Spina Bifida and to enhancing the lives of all affected. This year we’ll have four locations (on diffferent dates) where you can walk: Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton, MA, Rock Church in Scarborough, ME, and locations in New Hampshire and Western MA (stay tuned for more information on these two locations. When you sign up, you can pick the location you’ll walk at.

Please visit on of the following sites to form a team or make a pledge today!

Massachusetts Hospital School, Canton, Massachusetts – June 6, 2015

Rock Church, Scarborough, Maine – June 20, 2015

Frank Newhall Look Park, North Hampton, MA – September 12, 2015

Nashua, New Hampshire – October 3, 2015 (site to be determined)

4th Annual BEST Weekend

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Boston-Children’s Hospital, Myelo Clinic and SBAGreaterNE

 For the 4th Annual BEST Weekend

BEST (Boys, Success, Esteem, and Training) Weekend will include two night stay at the hotel, educational seminars about healthy living, nutrition and athletics.

 When: April 24-April 26

 Where: Homewood Suites, Canton, Ma; All Activities will be held at Mass Hospital School, Canton

Who: 10 Boys (ages 12-17) living with Spina Bifida and one parent

(Space is limited to 15 boys and a parent. A waiting list will be available)

Cost: $25.00 per parent/son

RSVP: By April 11, 2013 to Ellen at edugan@SBAGreaterNE.org or 888-479-1900

 Supported by a Grant from the

Putnam Foundation

Annual Benefits – 2015

Due to financial limitations, the 2015 SBAGNE Annual Benefit Program is currently suspended. Please check back for updated information.



Get Active Now!

SBAGNE and Waypoint Adventure are partnering for our new GET ACTIVE! program

Sailing - May 30th - info soon!

Hike - June27

Rock Climb - Oct 17

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SBAGNE
219 East Main St.
Ste 100B
Milford, MA 01757
888-479-1900