A wide array of information is available from the SBAA
, and parents and caregivers can also link to an online network of health care providers and other parents of children with spina bifida from its Web site (www.
was founded in 1973 to address the needs of the spina bifida community and enhance the lives of all affected.
SBAA has successfully competed for funding for the first of what it anticipates will be a 3-year recurrence prevention campaign through a cooperative agreement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
SBAA is the only national organization representing the spina bifida community.
SBAA was selected from nearly 900 entries and judged by a national panel of health-information experts.
Contact: SBAA, (800)621-3141 / (202) 944-3285 / (202) 944-3295 / www.
It adds that the United Kingdom, "through the SBAA
[SBA administration], will endeavour to resettle persons recognised asrefugeesor granted any other form of international protection in countries willing to accept those persons, and not later than one year after the decision granting the relevant status has been taken.
She noted that the SBAA "remain responsible for the safety and well-being in the Dhekelia transit facility until they are passed over to a Republic of Cyprus reception facility".
The SBAA has the obligation to meet the costs incurred by the Republic of Cyprus in handling the claims and supporting the migrants whilst their cases are being heard and, if they are successful, for up to one year.
If a migrant does not claim asylum, the SBAA as the territorial administration of this Overseas Territory remains responsible for their safety and wellbeing whilst detained pending deportation," she explained.
The critical extract is this: "The United Kingdom, through the SBAA
[SBA administration], will endeavour to resettle persons recognised as refugees or granted any other form of international protection in countries willing to accept those persons, and not later than one year after the decision granting the relevant status has been taken.
With an initial US$700,000 investment, Sbaas transformed the former Microsoft facility in the Rio Abajo industrial park in Humacao into a music & DVD manufacturing plant.