Saturday, November 30, 2013

Holiday Party

Sunday, December 8
1 to 4 p.m.   
Little Bear Golf Club 
1940 Little Bear 
Lewis Center, OH 43035 

Please join us for lunch, holiday fun, and a special visit from Santa!

Be sure to bring a dessert to share AND a small wrapped gift for your child (to be passed out by Santa).

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Upcoming events

August 25, 2013
Annual Summer Picnic

COSBA Paddle and Picnic
at TAASC (new location)
August 25, 2013
Register today! (registration is required to ensure staffing is adequate for the event; register TODAY)

Family and individuals with Spina Bifida will gather from 1 to 5:30 p.m. for a covered dish dinner, kayaking, archery, and games at TAASC's 22-acre Adventure Center. TAASC has fishing equipment available. Bring your own bait!!

1 p.m. Arrival
1 to 3 p.m. Kayaking, games, archery, fishing
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dinner (Please bring a side dish or dessert!!)
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Ohio Wildlife Center Raptor Show
5:30 p.m. Picnic concludes

NOTE: COSBA is paying all fees and we are also paying for family memberships for all COSBA families.

Contact Laurie Schulze at 614-893-7429
TAASC web site:
Register today:

September 14, 2013
Walk, Run, or Roll 5K

 Registration for 2013 Walk, Run & Roll 5K is now open.

Register online at,RunRoll5k2013.aspx.

Mail-in registration is available here.

5K Walk, Run, and Roll 5K

 5k Open - Individual $25 ($30 on race day)
 5k - Family Team (max six on each team) $15/person ($20/person on race day)

Race info:,RunRoll5k2013.aspx

Pre-Race Packet Pickup: FrontRunner - Worthington Store Only (7227 North High Street)
Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup: 7:15 a.m.
5k Race Start: 9 a.m.
For all pre-registrants, adult-sized, long sleeve tech shirts will be available!

Last year this event raised over $15,000 for local families and individuals who are affected by Spina Bifida. We hope this year's event will be even bigger and better!

The 5K is held on the beautiful Genoa trail. Flat, shaded, and perfect for a walk, run, or roll, this event is an amazing way to show your support for those affected by SB in the Central Ohio area.

For more information, contact Chrissy Zepfel at 614-891-8376.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

5K Registration Open!!

We are excited to announce that registration for 2013 Walk, Run & Roll 5k is now open.

You can register online at,RunRoll5k2013.aspx.

Mail-in registration is available here.

Thanks for your support!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Day with Paula Kluth

The 2013 Accessible Communities Education Series
Creating Communities that Work for Everyone

Sponsored by The Ability Center, Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities,
The Toledo/Lucas County Commission on Disabilities, and State Support Team - Region 1

A Day with Paula Kluth
February 27, 2013
Park Inn Hotel
101 North Summit Street
Toledo, OH 43604

Who Should Attend: Educators, Administrators, Parents and others interested in Inclusive Strategies and Successful Outcomes.

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:45 a.m. Welcome

9 a.m. “Dwelling in Possibility”: The Values, Beliefs & Habits of Inclusive Schools
This session is inspired by the words of celebrated poet, Emily Dickinson, who wrote,“I dwell in possibility.” In this session, Dickinson's reflection will be applied to our work ininclusive schools. The history and current state of inclusive schooling will be explored. Dr. Kluth will also discuss a vision for the future of this social justice movement and specifically what beliefs, values, and practices associated with inclusion will help educators succeed in educating, challenging, motivating, and supporting all learners.

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. “A Land We Can Share”: Access to the Literate Community for ALL
Come and learn about how we can give all students - including those with significant Disabilities - access to the literate community. Dr. Kluth will explore how many learnershave been excluded from literacy experiences that are inclusive, rich and challenging. Participants will also learn some strategies for including and supporting students with disabilities in reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities. Ideas for enhancing skills in comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary will be highlighted.

3 p.m. Wrap Up ** Certificates of attendance available – 4 contact hours for the day

Space is limited, register today!
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2013.
Limit of 250 people.To register or to receive direct information on our Education Series visit

Should you require immediate information or alternate format, email Amy Kerchevall at:  or call 419.885.5733 or toll-free at 866.885.5733.

Info about special accommodations, directions, and parking is on the registration page.

The Series is free and open to all interested individuals. Please join us as we endeavor to build communities that work for everyone.

Skating Party!

COSBA Skating Party
Sunday, January 27, 2013
2 - 4 p.m.
345 McGill Street
Sunbury, Ohio 43074

All COSBA Families, kids with Spina Bifida, siblings, and close friends are welcome, and wheelchairs and walkers are welcome on the floor!

Skate rental is free, courtesy of COSBA.

Pizza, cupcakes, soda, and water will be provided.

RSVP to Jennifer Przeracki at (614) 354-1273 or