Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Party

Join us for food, friendship, and fun as we kick-off the holiday season!

Sunday, December 12, 2010 
1 - 4 p.m.
Little Bear Golf Club
1940 Little Bear Loop
Lewis Center, OH 43035 
(off S. Old State near Polaris Parkway)

Please bring a small, wrapped gift (under $10) for your child/ children as Santa will be arriving at 2:30 p.m. to pass out gifts.

Pizza, appetizers, drinks, and tableware will be provided.
Please bring a dessert to share.

RSVP to Jennifer Przeracki
(614) 354-1273 or jprzeracki@hotmail.com

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

SBU--Repost

(From a publication of the SBA)

"Launching in October 2010, SBU will offer both pre-recorded and live seminars with medical and health care professionals from around the country--all on the topics that are important to you and all at NO COST!"

October 4: Education and Employment
  • Building independence: How to develop better attention and intuition.
  • Ten Tips for Success
  • STRIVE for Success
  • Nonverbal Learning Disability and Educational Implications
  • Educational and Vocational Guidance for Individuals with Spina Bifida

October 11: Urology
  • Management of the Neurogenic Bladder: Late Childhood to Adulthood
  • Evolution and Management of the Neurogenic Bowel in Spina Bifida

October 18: Aging with Spina Bifida
  • Aging and Adulthood
  • Managing Changes in Later Adulthood

October 25: General Health and Preventative Medicine
  • Proper seating and wheelchair fitting for persons with Spina Bifida
  • Latex Allergy: 2010 Update
  • SOS: Save Our Skin!
  • Motion Analysis for Patient Evaluation and Decision Making

Live sessions will begin in November 2010.
Visit spinabifidaassociation.org and click the SBU box on the home page for more information.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Countdown to race day!

Three days until the annual COSBA-sponsored Walk, Run, and Roll 5K.

Will you be there?

Registration is available on race day for $30.

Walk, Run, and Roll
Saturday, October 2, 2010
8:30 a.m.
McNamara Park (Westerville)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Spina Bifida University (SBU)

(From a publication of the SBA)

"Launching in October 2010, SBU will offer both pre-recorded and live seminars with medical and health care professionals from around the country--all on the topics that are important to you and all at NO COST!"

October 4: Education and Employment
  • Building independence: How to develop better attention and intuition.
  • Ten Tips for Success
  • STRIVE for Success
  • Nonverbal Learning Disability and Educational Implications
  • Educational and Vocational Guidance for Individuals with Spina Bifida

October 11: Urology
  • Management of the Neurogenic Bladder: Late Childhood to Adulthood
  • Evolution and Management of the Neurogenic Bowel in Spina Bifida

October 18: Aging with Spina Bifida
  • Aging and Adulthood
  • Managing Changes in Later Adulthood

October 25: General Health and Preventative Medicine
  • Proper seating and wheelchair fitting for persons with Spina Bifida
  • Latex Allergy: 2010 Update
  • SOS: Save Our Skin!
  • Motion Analysis for Patient Evaluation and Decision Making

Live sessions will begin in November 2010.
Visit spinabifidaassociation.org and click the SBU box on the home page for more information.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Walk, Run, and ROLL!

Walk, Run, and Roll
Saturday, October 2, 2010
8:30 a.m.
McNamara Park (Westerville)

Have you registered for the 5K?

There is still time!

Register online. Or through the mail.

But don't miss this:















Saturday, September 18, 2010

Play Day USA


Play Day USA
Friday, September 24
Millstone Playground
Westerville, Ohio

RSVP: surveymonkey.com/s/playworldsystemsplayday

Anyone you know with a loved one with any type of disability can join the fun.
There will be food and gifts as well.

Let’s spread the word and awareness so we can promote play spaces that include everyone regardless of age or ability.


Thanks so much,

Laurie
Lauriedvm@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hockey Time!

Are you interested in sled hockey? Interested in getting your child involved?

Now is the time!

If you plan to enroll your child this year, there are some things to remember:
  • Some paperwork needs to be completed in order to participate. Contact Laurie Schulze for copies of the paperwork, and once completed, please return it all to Laurie (5795 County Road 23, Cardington, OH 43315)
  • Players also need to be registered with USA Hockey. Visit usahockey.com and follow the prompts. 
  • The first event dates are:
    • Saturday, October 2: evening skate during intermission of the Blue Jackets game
    • November 5-7: Cruiser's Cup, Brampton Ontario
  • Each practice session is $50 this year and there are three practice sessions:
    • Session 1: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    • Session 2: November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 17, January 7, 21, 28
    • Session 3: February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 11, 18, 25


Saturday, August 28, 2010

5K Walk, Run, and Roll

Register online.

Let us know you're coming on the Facebook page.

Donate.

Want to get involved? Leave a comment!

We'll get back to you ASAP.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Summer Picnic 2010

I didn't catch the magician's name, but he was very entertaining...



There were lots of volunteers for audience participation:





And LOTS of fun!!























Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Illuminations"

From spinabifidaassociation.org:


Illuminations Program
The Illuminations: Resources for Parenting a Child with Spina Bifida Program (Illuminations) is now available. It provides parents and caregivers of persons living with Spina Bifida tools and resources at critical points in development and transition. These educational and informational resources begin at birth and continue through the life cycle. If you are interested in finding out more information about these resources, please complete the form below and someone from SBA’s national office will contact you. MORE


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Summer Picnic 2010

Just a taste...

Of the more than 600 photos we took...

More photos to come ASAP!!













Did you take some photos that you want to share?

Do you want copies of the photos we took? (We'd be happy to send you a CD. Just leave a comment and we'll get back to you ASAP.)

You can load any photos you took onto the COSBA facebook page or email them to henn.16@osu.edu.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Picnic 2010

CENTRAL OHIO SPINA BIFIDA ALLIANCE SUMMER PICNIC
Please join us as we gather to welcome new families and catch up with old friends.

When: Sunday, August 22, 2010 from 1-4pm

Where: Orange Township Park (off of Rt. 23)
7560 Gooding Blvd.
Lewis Center, OH 43035

What to bring: COSBA will provide KFC as an entree, table service and drinks. We ask that you bring the following based on last name:

A thru L - Side dish/Salad
M thru Z - Desserts

-Accessible playground for all the kids to play
-An enchanting magician will be entertaining us from 2:15-3

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

About us

Mission Statement
Our mission is to raise awareness of Spina Bifida and to make a difference in the lives of all who are touched by Spina Bifida in the Central Ohio area.

History
COSBA is a 501c3 non-profit which was resurrected in 2001 by parents caring for children with Spina Bifida. Since that time we have offered our support to new families, organized social gatherings and helped with Spina Bifida related financial needs. We meet bi-monthly and are always looking for ways to improve!

Board Members
Erick Logan – President
Jennifer Przeracki – Vice President
Chrissy Zepfel – Treasurer
Laurie Schulze – Secretary


Local SB Clinic
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, Oh 43205
www.nationwidechildrens.org
Myelomeningocele Clinic Phone: 614.722.5725

Service area
COSBA serves Central Ohio including the following counties: Allen, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Clark, Clinton, Coshocton, Crawford, Defiance, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Medina, Meigs, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingham, Noble, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Shelby, Tuscarawas, Union, Van Wert, Vinton, Washington and Wyandot.