The Spina Bifida Association assists with adults and children who live with the challenges of Spina Bifida. Since 1973, SBA has been the only national voluntary health agency solely dedicated to improving the lives of those with Spina Bifida and persons whose lives are touched by this challenging birth defect. Its tools are education, advocacy, research and service. Every year many people like 10,000 are connected to accurate information from abundant reliable resources and publications through the National Resource Center on Spina Bifida housed at our headquarters in Washington DC. Often, support is provided through a transfer to a caring person at an SBA Chapter where compassionate support can be found in one’s own community.