Overview of Secondary Conditions Associated with Spina Bifida and Special Look into the Role of Assistive Technology

Thursday, May 10, 2007
3:30 pm edt (12:30 pm pdt) - 4:30 pm edt (1:30 pm pdt)
Location: Webinar


Adolescents and young adults with spina bifida are at risk for secondary conditions such as obesity, social isolation, depression, and lack of independence. This webinar shared the results of two RTOI studies looking at the prevalence of secondary conditions in relation to race, ethnicity, and/or socioeconomic factors and the use of assistive technology in promoting health and reducing secondary conditions. Additionally, the researchers presented issues and challenges identified by youth and young adults with spina bifida in the studies as they transition from school to work, pediatric to adult health care, and home to independent living.


  • Andrea Hart, PhD (AR UCEDD)
  • David Morrissey, MPS (AUCD Policy Fellow)
  • Kurt Johnson PhD (WA UCEDD)
  • Brian Dungeon, PhD (WA UCEDD)


  • Adriane K. Griffen, MPH, CHES (Spina Bifida Association)


Webinar Presentation Material [pdf 231KB]