Spina Bifida (NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 12) June 2011

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Spina bifida is one of the most common birth defects in the United States, affecting some 1,5physic00 babies each year. 2 Spina bifida happens during the first month or so of pregnancy and means that the baby’s spine did not close completely. Damage to the nerves and the spinal cord may result.

Tag(s): Developmental Delay Disability Characteristics Early Childhood Early Intervention Elementary Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Paraprofessional Parent/Family Preschool Professional Resources Related Services State/National Organizations