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EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016

Attention Teens and Adults with Spina Bifida… get ready for fun with friends!


Join us on September 17th, for a hotel hangout with our special guest, Dr. Andrew Zabel. Dr. Zabel will be discussing ways and tools to help manage executive function disorders.


Dr. Zabel’s research focuses upon the adaptive and neuropsychological functioning of individuals with congenital and acquired disorders of the brain’s white matter, with particular emphasis on persons with hydrocephalus, spina bifida, Sturge-Weber syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Recent publications have focused on the executive components of medical self-care, self-management, and transition into adulthood. 


This event is open to teens and adults with spina bifida. The fee for this program is $25, which covers snacks, lunch, dinner and activities. Registration is first come-first served, and space is limited. As a bonus, SBACFL will provide a one-night stay at the host hotel to the first 10 individuals with spina bifida that register at each location (Tampa & Orlando). Rooms will be available at a reduced rate to those attending. Caregivers are welcome to hang out and enjoy the facilities, but the sessions, activities and meals will be for the teens and adults only.


In addition, special activities are planned for each location, including, but not limited to…

Reports from conference attendees

Zumba and/or POUND (a cardio drumming jam session)


While there, come meet Shannon Bevans, SBACFL’s new Program Coordinator. Shannon specializes in transition and helping individuals with disabilities become independent, as well as post-secondary education and career development for individuals with disabilities. Shannon also has a fitness background and works to promote health and wellness. As an adult with spina bifida, Shannon has great first-hand experience in all these areas and looks forward to working with SBACFL.


Reservation must be received no later than September 2nd. 

Please direct all questions to Nicole Gower, SBACFL Education Chair, at ngower8875@gmail.com.



Orlando Area           

Cabana Bay Resort

6550 Adventure Way

Orlando, FL  32819


Tampa Area

Tahitian Inn

601 S Dale Mabry Hwy

Tampa, FL  33609