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 video or telephone conference calls through video meeting platforms such as Google Meet or Zoom.
There is no need to travel, simply join in from the omfort of your home. Handout materials for special events are sent to participants in advance via email or US mail.
Virtual Chats or Telegroups are 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.
Videoconferences are 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.
During this time of the coronavirus pandemic, SBRN is holding numerous 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.
3 p.m. on Mondays
February 1, 8, 15 & 22
RSVP online: https://tinyurl.com/sbrn-virtualchats2021
Virtual Empowerment Series (2021)
SBRN is currently hosting our peer-led Virtual Empowerment Series featuring speakers, activities and events.
Advancing Independent Living for People with Disabilities with Caitlin Chasar, Wed., January 6, 7:00 pm ET.
Advocating for Myself in Healthcare Settings (No Really, It’s Kind of a Funny Story) with Kathleen Downes, LMSW, Wed., January 13, 7:00 pm ET.
Kick Your At-Home Workout into High Gear with Shannon Bevans, Wed., January 20, 7:00 pm ET.
Parenting: A Disability Perspective with a VES Panel, Wed., January 27, 7:00 pm ET.
Containing COVID-19: Understanding Antimicrobials & Pathogen Protection Technology with Madonna Long, Wed., February 3, 7:00 pm ET.
Relationships & Intimacy with Bethany Stevens, Wed., February 10, 7:00 pm ET.
Leading a Healthy Lifestyle with Dan McCoy, Wed., February 17, 7:00 pm ET.
Consumer Directed Services and the Disability Rights Movement with T.K. Small, Wed., February 24, 7:00 pm ET.
Coming up in March:
A Disabled Artist’s Journey through Art & Activism with Wendy Elliott-Vandivier , Wed., March 3, 7:00 pm ET.
Open to adults with disabilities only.
Free. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/sbrnvirtualempowermentseries21
Check back for more upcoming sessions.
The “Golden Girls” Support Group:
Our longstanding tele-support group for women of all ages with spina bifida has now moved to video!
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.
Golden Girls meets the first Wednesday of each Month from 8:00-9:00 pm.
Register online to receive monthly Golden Girls updates. Visit https://tinyurl.com/sbrn-goldengirls6 to sign up.
Contact our office for information:
908.782.7475 or info@thesbrnorg