SBRN Virtual Groups & Videoconferences
THE SBRN VIRTUAL COMMUNITY
SBRN offers individuals with spina bifida and other disabilities, their families, professionals and interested others a convenient, enjoyable way to learn and network via telephone conference calls or video meeting platforms such as Google Meet or Zoom.
There is no need to travel, simply join in from the comfort of your home.
We offer support groups that are often peer-led and may revolve around common interests or specific themes. Groups generally meet for about an hour and guest speakers are sometimes invited to present workshops on topics of special interest to the groups. We also offer interactive workshops and seminars presented by experts in the field on a wide range of topics.
You do not need to be a member of the SBRN to participate in these events. For most groups and conferences, there is no charge. For some special events, there may a small fee, which can be waived if needed. Registration may be required.
Each week, SBRN hosts Virtual Chats for adults with disabilities to connect and meet up with friends old and new. Take a break from physical distancing to share stories, laughs and resources with others from the disability community.
Afternoon Chats – 3 p.m. on Mondays
2022: May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
RSVP online: https://bit.ly/sbrn-afternoonchats2022
Empowerment Conversations 2022: Virtual Speaker Series
SBRN is currently hosting our weekly, interactive Empowered Conversations: Virtual Speaker Series by and for adults with disabilities, featuring disabled speakers, experts and activists.
April & May 2022: All sessions are Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:00 pm ET.
April 6 Yoga is for Everyone with Donna Russo
April 13 Everyday Boundary Setting with Erik Kondo
April 20 Disability as Divine with Amy Kenny, Ph.D
April 27 Advocacy for Self-Care, Healthcare & Community with Sarah Tompkins
May 4 Body Connection: Imagery, Improvisation & Breath with Vanessa Cruz
May 11 Navigating Complex Power Dynamics with Sonya Rio-Glick
May 18 Life Plotting: Storytelling for Insight and Impact with Jaz Gray, Ph.D.
May 25 TBD
Open to adults with disabilities only.
Find more information about the sessions at: https://www.facebook.com/TheSBRN/.
Free. Register at: bit.ly/sbrn-empoweredconversations2022
Check back often for more upcoming sessions.
The “Empowered Conversations” Program is supported in part by a Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
The “Golden Girls” Support Group
NEW TIME! Our longstanding virtual group for women of all ages with disabilities is changing times! Starting in February 2022, the Golden Girls group will now meet at 5:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month.
The “Golden Girls” is a monthly support group for women of all ages with spina bifida and other disabilities to discuss relevant topics such as social issues, relationships, medical services and anything else that’s on their minds! Share your story, gather valuable resources and make new friends while conveniently connecting from home.
Register online at https://bit.ly/sbrn-goldengirls2022.
NEW! The “Virtual Men’s Chat” Support Group
The Virtual Men’s Chat is a new virtual peer support group for men with disabilities. Share your stories, find helpful resources and build community. The Men’s Chat will meet at 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month.
Register online at https://sbrn-MensChat2022
Contact our office for information: 908.782.7475 or info@thesbrnorg