SBTX has a free source of books and magazines featuring helpful tips and stories about our Spina Bifida journey for you to borrow or keep.

Resource Library 

Thank you to Baptist Health Foundation for help making this possible

Books Available To Borrow

Please call SBTX to reserve books. We will hold reserve books for 48 hours and rent them out for 4 weeks. 

The LD and the ADHD Child: Ways Parents and Professionals Can Help

Suzanne H. Stevens

Determined to Win: The Overcoming Spirit of Jean Driscoll

Janet Benge and Geoff Benge

Brook’s Journey of Heart

Beverly Charles and Brooke Klemme

The Able Life of Cody Jane

Marly Cornell

Elijah On My Mind

Nina Marie Duran

A Parent's Guide to Spina Bifida

Beth-Ann Bloom Edwards Seljeskog, M.D.

Genetic Developmental Diseases and Disorders: Spina Bifida

Stephanie Watson

Kids With Special Needs: Information and Activities to Promote Awareness and Understanding

Veronica Getskow and Dee Konczal

Spina Bifida: A 3-in-1 Medical Reference

Icon Health Publication

Caring for the Child with Spina Bifida

Edited by: John F. Sarwark, M.D. and John P. Lubicky, M.D.

The Sibling Slam Book

Edited by: Don Meyer Foreword by: David Gallagher

Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs (second edition)

Donald Meyer and Patricia Vadasy

The Treatment of Spina Bifida By a New Method

James Morton

Teaching Children with Autism

Kathleen Ann Quill

Spanish-English English-Sanish Medical Dictionary: Third Edition

Onyria Herrea McElroy and Lola L. Grabb

Living with Spina Bifida: A Guide for Families and Professionals

Adrian Sandler, M.D.

¡SALUD! Guia integral para la mujer latina- Cuerpo, mente y espíritu

Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D

Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs

Edited by: Donald Meyer

Bladder Augmentation

Edited by: Paddy Dewman and Michael E Mitchell

Current Concepts in Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Carys M. Bannister and Brain Tew

Featherless Despulmado

Juan Felipe Herrera

Comprehensive Management of Spina Bifida

Harold L. Rekate

Mended Wheels

Ann Bell and Judy Sagal

Guia De Recursos Sobre La Parálisis

Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center

Paralysis Resource Guide

Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center

The Book of Boo: Raising a Wheelchair Winner

Lesli Richardson

Starting & Sustaining Genetic Support Groups

Joan O. Weiss, M.S.W. and Jayne S. Mackta

Teaching the Student with Spina Bifida

Fern L Rowley-Kelly M.S.W., L.S.W & Donald H. Reigel M.D

Children with Spina Bifida

G. Gordon Williamson

Extraordinary People With Disabilities

Deborah Hent & Hathryn A. Quinlan

Steps to Independence: Fourth Edition 

Bruce L. Baker & Alan J. Brightman

The New Language of Toys

Sue Schwartz, Ph. D., & Joan E. Heller Miller, Ed.M.

Physician ReSource Guide: 2007

Sue Schwartz, Ph. D., & Joan E. Heller Miller, Ed.M. Publisher: Kara M. Linderman...Resource Guides Inc.

Spina Bifida: Health and Development Across the Life Course

Guest Editors: Mark E. Swanson, M.D., M.P.H. & Adrian D. Sandler, M.D.

Babyface: A Story of Heard and Bones

Jeanne Mc Dermott

Giant Steps: The Story of One Boy’s Struggle to Walk

Gilbert M. Gaul

A Parent's Guide to Intermittent Catheterization

LoFric, Astra Tech

Autism: Explaining the Enigma

Uta Frith

Spina Bifida

S. Matsumoto & H. Sato

Stranger Pietá

Gregory Fraser

Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome

Kathryn Stewart, Ph.D.

FaThe 3a.m. Handbook: The Most Commonly Asked Questions About Your Child’s Health

Edited by: William Feldman, MD

The Early Intervention Dictionary: A MultiDisciplinary Guide to Terminology

Jeanine G. Coleman, M Ed.

Enabling Romance: A Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships for People With Disabilities

Ken Kroll & Erica Levy Klein

Aging with a Disability

Edited by: Bryan J. Kemp, Ph.D. & Laura Mosqueda, M.D.

Bridging the Gap: Raising a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Rondalyn Varney Whitney

Building the Bridge from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare

Driscoll Children's Hospital

When People Grieve: Guidance for Grievers and the Friends Who Care

Paula D’Arcy

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act manual 2016

Joint project of: The Arc Texas & Disability Rights Texas

Friends No Matter What

Rose Bevins

Cómo Estimular El Cerebro Infantil

Diane Trister Dodge & Cate Heroman

Es El Momento Ideal (Para Hacer Un Compromiso Por Una Mejor Salud)(Vol. IV)

Michael Hewitt, Ph.D & Marilyn Gaston, M.D. & Holly Thacker, M.D. (Hablando de la Salud de la Mujer)

Teens Who Self-Cath (Patient Guide)

Joanne E. Field

Lot the Tot and the Beautiful Pearl

Sandra C. Saenz

Just Like You

Astra Tech: LoFric

What Can You Do?

Kevin Arnold Haring

The Precious Gift

Sandra C. Saenz

¡Puedo ir a todas partes! Por Sara Simmons

Bard Medical Division

Welcome To Driscoll Children’s Rehabilitation Center: Comprehensive, family-centered, medical rehabilitation center

Driscoll Children's Hospital

¡Puedo ir a todas partes! Por Miguel Morgan

Bard Medical Division

Millie Goes to Camp

Hollister Incorporated

Russell Goes to Camp

Hollister Incorporated

Russell Swimming Success

Hollister Incorporated

I Can Go Anywhere! By Michael Morgan (for boys)

Bard Medical Division

I Can Go Anywhere! By Sara Simmons (for girls)

Bard Medical Division

Bard Medical Division

Bard Medical Division

All Kinds of Friends, Even Green!

Ellen B. Senisi

Managing a Nonprofit

John Riddle w/ Tere Drenth

The Infant & Toddler Handbook (Invitations For Optimum Early Development)

Kathryn Castle, Ed.D

Another Way to Go (for girls)

Marlene Lutkenhoff, RN, MSN

The Directory of Accessible Housing (January, 2003)

Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio & The Enterprise Foundation Making Housing Accessible Program

8th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care

Baylor College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics

Medicare & You (2007)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Elder Law Handbook: Bexar County Edition (2008)

Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation & Distributor Houston Bar Association & Elder Law Committee

Legislative Issues for the 80th Texas Legislative Session

The Disability Policy Consortium of Texas

Sobre Hidrocefalia: Un Libro para los Padres

Margie Derechin; M.S.N., R.N. & Michael S.B. Edwards, M.D.

Community Resources Directory (CRD)

Terra ~ Genesis

Social Development and the Person With Spina Bifida; Spina Bifida Association of America (November 1994)

Donald J. Lollar Ed.D.

Find Your Freedom! 

Freedom Concepts Inc.

Billions of Drops in Millions of Buckets

Steven H. Goldberg

A Child Becomes a Reader (Proven Ideas From Research for Parents, Third Edition)

Bonnie B Armbruster, Ph.D. & Fran Lehr, M.A. & Lehr & Associates, & Jean Osborn, M. Ed.

A Resource Guide For families with children who have special healthcare needs

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Building Your Baby’s Brain: A Parent’s Guide to the First Five Years

Diane Trister Dodge & Cate Heroman

Another Way to Go (for boys)

Marlene Lutkenhoff, RN, MSN

Right Under My Nose: A Book for Children with Spina Bifida

Claire Austin, MPhil & Stacey Mizokawa, PhD

Harry’s Story

Hollister Inc.

Frente a Mi Nariz: Un Libro para Niños con Espina Bífida

Claire Austin, MPhil & Stacey Mizokawa, PhD

Emma and Her Catheter (plus Hydrophilic)

Rochester Medical

Jack and His Catheter (plus Hydrophilic)

Rochester Medical

Resources for Children with Special Needs: A Handbook for Families and Professionals

Georgia Folic Acid Task Force


We have several of these, please let us know which you would like and we will provide them to you at no cost.

Living Well with Spina Bifida: Newborn to Age 2

Spina Bifida Association

Niños con Incontinencia de largo plazo

Byram Healthcare

Parent Guide to Clean Intermittent Catheterization


Urinary & Bowel Continence Procedures


What You Need To Know When You Get Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Social Security Administration

Living with Spina Bifida: A Glimpse for Prevention Campaign Partners

Department of Health and Human Services & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Understanding Neurogenic Bladder

Hollister Inc.

¿Qué es la vejiga neurogénica?

Hollister Inc.

Children with Long Term Incontinence

Byram Healthcare

¿Piensa tener un BEBE? Las madres sanas que toman ácido fólico tienen bebés más sanos: La historia de Emma

The Department of Health and Human Services & CDC

Seguro Social: como podemos ayudarle si trabaja mientras esta incapacitado 2006

Social Security Administration

COLORING BOOK: We Are All Special: An Educational Coloring & Activity Book

Stop, Look & Learn

COLORING BOOK: Buckle Up, Texas!: Coloring Fun Puzzles and More (Spanish and English)

Save a Life Texas Department of Transportation

COLORING BOOK: TOOBIE: Self Cath Coloring Book For Boys And Girls.

Joanne Field

fiver person running on the field near trees

Early Stages

The very early stages of a baby’s life consist of cells that form a a disc shape. Between the 15th and 28th day, this disc folds upward and joins together. The cells are now what is called the neural tube, which will later become the spinal cord, spine, and brain. If anywhere along the fold it does not close properly, a neural tube defect (NTD) will result. If the defect is in the upper end, then Anencephaly occurs. This results in the brain being underdeveloped and the child does not survive. If the NTD occurs in the lower end, it is classified as Spina Bifida. There are three main types of Spina Bifida

Leaflets & Flyers

We have several of these, please let us know which you would like and we will provide them to you at no cost.

A New Way to Save: Helping Individuals with Disabilities Secure More Financial Stability (leaflet, folded like a folder)


Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida

Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital

Preventing Urinary Tract Infections with the Use of an Intermittent Catheter

Byram Healthcare

CAMP is for the CAMPer!

Children’s Association for Maximum Potential

Texas ABLE: A Savings Program for Texans with Disabilities.


Magazines & Catalogs

Please call SBTX to reserve books. We will hold reserve books for 48 hours and rent them out for 4 weeks.


April 2010

Spina Bifida Association Magazine: Insights Into Spina Bifida

Volume 1, number 2; Spring 2008

Special Living Magazine

Spring 2003

Spina Bifida Association Magazine: Insights Into Spina Bifida

Volume 1, Number 3; Summer 2008

Spina Bifida Association Magazine: Insights Into Spina Bifida

Volume 1, Number 1; Winter 2008

Parks & Recreation

August 2009

Special Living Magazine

Winter 2002

New Mobility

January 2007

Palaestra & Active Living Magazine

Vol.23, No.2 Spring 2007

HEALTH EDCO: Bringing Health Education to Life

Edition 1;  2013 Catalog

AMBUCS: Creating Mobility and Independence For People With Disorders

Vol.70, No. 4; Summer 2008

Active living magazine: Adapted Activities, Products & Places

Vol. 15 Issue 1; Spring/Summer 2007

Exceptional Parent: 2007 Annual Resource Guide

Vol.37. Issue 1

Special Needs Bookstore: 2007 Exceptional Family Catalog


Exceptional Parent: Home Improvement

Vol. 37, Issue 07

Exceptional Parent: Mobility

Vol.37, Issue 05

Exceptional Parent: Autism Awareness Month

Vol. 37, Issue 04

Exceptional Parent: Family & Community

Vol. 36, Issue 12

Exceptional Parent: Diet & Nutrition

Vol. 36, Issue 02

The Magazine for Wheelchair SPorts and Recreation: Sports ‘n Spokes

Vol. 33 No. 1; January 2007