Every month two support groups meet in Maryland and two meet in Virginia at restaurants to discuss topics related to spina bifida. Each support group meeting has a host, and participants talk about whatever issues the people who attend want to talk about. Topic discussions in the past have included mobility; tethered cord; shunts; wound care; bowel and bladder control; braces; wheelchairs; building accessibility; learning disabilities; disabled sports programs; preschool programs for children with disabilities; dealing with pain; and seizures, and more. All are welcome. The meals are paid for by the association and are free for those who attend.
Outside Northern VA
Trauma expertise is not identified or does not apply for this provider.
Montgomery County Maryland Group
12251 Tech Road
Silver Spring, MD
Meets third Sunday from 7-9 pm. Contace Georganne Friedrich for more information.
P.O. Box 523415 Office (1)
P.O. Box 523415
Springfield, VA 22152-5415
Springfield Virginia Group
6310 August Drive
Springfield, VA 22150
Meets Third Thursday of the Month 7-9 pm
Waldorf Maryland Group
3365 Crain Hwy
Meets third Saturday of month 10am-noon. Contact Jim Hill for more information.
Woodbridge Virginia Group
1449 Smoketown Road
Meets third Wednesd of month 9:30-11:30 am. Contact Jim Hill for more information.