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Ohio Polio Network


Home,  Akron, and Mid-Ohio Valley PPSG pages updated May 22, 2018.


September 1st is the beginning of the new OPN membership year.

Please renew your membership to OPN. Dues are only $10 a year.

The OPN year is from September 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2018. 


We are pleased to announce that
the Ohio Polio Network Conference
will be held on
Saturday, September 15, 2018,
at Tuscora Park, New Philadelphia, OH.
Select the link below for information:

2018 Ohio Polio Network Conference

 Patrick Kelly
Ohio Polio Network President




OPN Membership Form

Thank You to our 2017 Ohio Polio Network Donors


Contact Us Page


In Memorial












Polio History Smithsonian Institution




Whatever Happened to Polio


Post-Polio Health International

Polio Place

Help us add to Polio Place: PHI is inviting you to send "Essays" about your polio experience for consideration of our new additional site - Polio Place. See examples at polioplace.org, Living with Polio, Relationships, Essays. If you have questions,

contact director@post-polio.org.


The Late Effects of Polio Information for General Practitioners




Information about Amazon Smile



 Post Polio Support Group Meetings



June 9, 2018 Akron Post-Polio Support Group


June 18, 2018 Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group



 Ohio Polio Network Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 1:00 PM via Skype



 Links to Recent Articles


September event to highlight polio survivors


Local history: Polio epidemic claimed 13 lives in Tuscarawas County in 1927


Through polio and post polio, Walker stays strong


"Living in polio's shadow" - Adelaide Advertiser


Joanne Sage's Handicap Van for Sale


In Memory of Joanne Sage - Our Tribute to a Fellow Polio Survivor and Good Friend


In Memory of Joanne Sage


Home Modifications - United Spinal Association


Funding for Disabled Veterans in need of Home Modifications


Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities


My long quest for wheelchair accessible buildings in Lahore


Barrie Smith: Deadly outbreaks of disease a reminder to have your family vaccinated


SOOKE HISTORY: 1953 polio epidemic took Sooke by storm




The modern fight against post-polio syndrome ramps up as sufferers fight misdiagnosis and rising costs


In Memory of Jim Kirchheimer


In Memory of Ruby Adams


In Memory of Madonna Ruth Kutcher and Madonna's story "I am a Polio Survivor"


HSE battles new wave of polio issues 30 years after last recorded case




KC woman one of few relying on iron lung to help her breathe after polio paralyzed her


America's last iron lung users on their lives spent inside obsolete ventilators


Sun City Workshop teaches method for chronic pain relief


Honoring Dr. Forest Tennant's 50-Plus Years in Pain Management


The Invisibility of Being Old, Disabled or Both


Polio book best seller


ADA suit against marketplace reinstated on appeal


The activity that helped a disabled Boca man, 77, re-energize his life


Are you old? Infirm? Then kindly disappear.


Post-Polio Care Past, Present, and Future Conference


More Links to Articles



The Warm Springs Story: Legacy & Legend


PolioToday.Org Tell Your Story


University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories: Research Study Recruitment


Polio Australia: What are the late effects of polio?

Mayo Clinic: Post-Polio Syndrome

British Polio: Polio & Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)


Upcoming Clinical Trial PPS



Tom House Presentation The healthy nervous system and the nervous system after an acute Polio illness with the after effects and the Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)(Video)


Access to Medical Care For Individuals With Mobility Disabilities


Polio Australia's July 2014 Polio Oz News

The End Of Polio Sign the Petition



PPS Internet Resources Updated 01/01/2017

NINDS Motor Neuron Diseases Information Page


How to File an ADA Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice

Guide to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards

Guide to the ABA (Architectural Barriers Act)Standards


Network of Care For Seniors and People with Disabilities