Spina bifida is a complex condition affecting the central nervous system which arises in the first few weeks of pregnancy. SBH Queensland supports over 600 people with spina bifida in Queensland. The first contact is often from worried parents anxious for information and advice after having been told that the baby they are expecting has spina bifida. The association continues to provide support, information and therapy to families and adults so they can enjoy fulfilling lives and contribute to society.
How will the funds be used?
SBH Queensland receives no government funding for children prior to their entry into formal education. As the first five years of a child's life is a time when many developmental milestones are reached, programs for this age group are vital for future independence. Your donation will help to continue these vital programs including our Babies at Home Program.
Key Areas of Expenditure
Printing and posting the quarterly newsletter, "Spinet".
Maintenance of a 1300 phone number to give equitable phone access to people in rural and regional areas.
Development and publication of resources on spina bifida and hydrocephalus.