We want to welcome you to our website and are so glad you found us!

When a family first finds out that their unborn or newborn child has Spina Bifida, there is a flood of emotions and questions that follow. It is our mission to not only help you answer these questions, but to also support you during this time. No matter what form of Spina Bifida a child is diagnosed with, every single child born with Spina Bifida is a unique and precious blessing with their own special gifts and talents. In addition, however, many children born with Spina Bifida have complex medical needs that may seem overwhelming for parents and other family members. Because of this fact, it is especially important to us that we reach every new family in Alabama affected by this birth defect.

Our statewide family includes moms and dads that know first-hand what it feels like to be in the exact place you are at this moment. We realize the incredible benefits in helping families form connections and build support networks with other families. In the Spina Bifida Association of Alabama you will find a community of individuals, families, and medical professionals who are dedicated to helping all children and adults with Spina Bifida live healthier, happier and more productive lives.

We want to encourage you to become a member of our organization -- it is simple to join and there is no charge. All you have to do is fill out the online membership form, and you will begin receiving our quarterly newsletter with the most current medical, social, and community information related to Spina Bifida, along with updated information on our many annual events throughout the state

We hope we have the opportunity to hear from you to offer both our congratulations on your new baby and assist you with your questions and concerns. Also, if you would like to have a parent of a child with Spina Bifida contact you, we will be glad to refer you to someone in your area.

Our organization is here to support you, so feel free to contact us any time. We look forward to meeting you and your new, very special blessing!


Angie Pate