National Resource Center

We’re often asked…

Latex Allergy

  1. Should I worry about latex in vaccines?
While vaccines themselves may not have latex, anyone with allergy to latex should look into whether the vaccine packaging has come into contact with latex. The Asthma and Latex Allergy Network has up-to-date and reliable information about latex. Visit their page, Latex Allergy and Vaccines.

Scholarships

  1. Does SBA offer scholarships for tuition?
Although SBA does not offer scholarships for tuition, we’ve compiled a list of organizations that do. If you know of organizations and scholarships not listed below, please let us know so we may add them to this list!
180 Medical:
American Association on Health and Disability:
Gabriel’s Foundation of Hope:
Scholarships.com lists several other scholarships you may want to consider:

Special Assistance

  1. Where can I find assistance to help me with assistive devices such as ramps?
  1. May SBA help me spread the word about my personal crowdfunding campaign?
The Spina Bifida Association (SBA) receives hundreds of requests every year to share personal crowdfunding campaigns from online fundraising platforms such as GoFundMe, FundRazr, and Fundly, with our social media followers.
While we encourage members of the Spina Bifida community to research and possibly use these platforms to raise money for personal and medical needs and equipment, as a 501(c)(3) public charity, SBA is not allowed to raise funds for individuals or endorse these efforts (per IRS policy). Additionally, we cannot choose particular campaigns from among the many worthy campaigns and events being held each year. For these reasons, SBA’s policy is not to share these efforts on our social media sites.