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Home, In Memorial, and Akron and Mid-Ohio Valley PPSG pages updated April 6, 2017.


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In Memorial


April 25, 1954 Massive Polio Vaccine Trial Begins in U.S.

April 12, 1955 Polio Vaccine Results Announced

April 12, 1955 From the Brink of Scientific Failure










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.




Thank You to our 2016 Ohio Polio Network Donors


Information about Amazon Smile



 Post Polio Support Group Meetings



April 8, 2017 Akron Post-Polio Support Group


April 17, 2017 Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group



Ohio Polio Network Board Meeting

Skype (audio only)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

7:00 PM


 Links to Recent Articles


Polio survivors fight for proper treatment of post-polio syndrome


How To Exercise If You Are Living With Post Polio Syndrome


His wife stared down polio, now she's waiting to see what else life has in store: Phillip Morris


Dundalk woman shortlisted for Silver Surfer award


Clinical Trials Post-Polio Syndrome


Treatment with L-citrulline in patients with post-polio syndrome: study protocol for a single-center, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial


Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Post Polio Clinic


'I endured six months in an iron lung with polio - now illness has struck again 55 years on'


Opportunity to interview Anne Wafula-Strike MBE ahead of Disabled Access Day


Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities


Gillingham and Rainham MP Rehman Chishti to speak about post-polio syndrome in House of Commons


Marilyn Shuler: 'Accepting who you are is the key to everything'


In Memory of Patty Harding, Akron Post-Polio Support Group


United Spinal Association Writes President Trump to Maintain Provision in Affordable Care Act: Employment for Wheelchair Users and All People with Disabilities at Stake


Three Australian polio survivors are travelling to India to help the WHO's polio eradication initiative


Grandmother of disability-rights movement, Zona Roberts: "We will prevail"


ND study finds challenges in helping elderly stay at home


In Memory of Isabel Pfahl, longtime member of the Akron Post-Polio Support Group


We are saddened by the passing of long time OPN member Paul J. Everson


Chronic Illness Masquerading as Acute Problem: Post-Polio Syndrome


Robotic Exoskeletons Are the New Wheelchairs


80-year-old Zhejiang farmer has cared for his son with polio for last 50 years


Woman to beat post-polio blues with Himalayan dream


Tronetti: Winning the war against polio


Braun Lift Recall


Clinical Trial Study of "Post-Polio Syndrome"


Living in an Iron Lung: 'It was a long, airtight coffin-shaped box with my head sticking out at one end'


Polio survivors race against the clock


Polio Patients in Northern Italy, a 50 Year Follow-up


Celebrating 65 years helping the community


Best Exercise And Treatment For Post Polio Residual Paralysis


Post-polio Syndrome


Polio brings a lifetime of challenges


For Chinese Orphan with a Disability, Life in the U.S. Brought the Strength to Help a Friend Left Behind


'Time/Life (Song for the Whales and Other Beings)' Review


Hilton Head arts giant Joe Bowler dies


The Bulletin British Polio Fellowship November/December


Remap Oxfordshire celebrates 40 years of custom-making household objects for disabled clients


The Larooco Log: A Rare and Intimate Glimpse Into the Life of FDR


Polio - a disease that haunts victims even later in life


Ulster man who contracted polio as child tells his story


A Reboot For Wheelchair That Can Stand Up And Climb Stairs


When the First Iron Lung Was Used in Boston


Polio Child My Life From A Children's Hospital to Post-Polio Syndrome


Polio survivors face new disability


Post Polio Syndrome: What is it, and why does it matter?

French displays collection at gallery



Many unaware of late effects of polio


The Warm Springs Story: Legacy & Legend

Warm Springs 2005 Movie on YouTube


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

Post-Polio Health International Post-Polio Clinics


MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Post-Polio Program

Managing Post-Polio Chapter 1 Lauro Halstead, M.D.


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)


United Spinal Creates UsersFirst Mobility Map: First On-line Tool for Wheelchair Consumers

Access to Medical Care For Individuals With Mobility Disabilities


Polio Australia's July 2014 Polio Oz News

The End Of Polio Sign the Petition



Polio and Post Polio Syndrome

Information about Post-Polio Syndrome

PPS Internet Resources Updated 04/01/2015

NINDS Motor Neuron Diseases Information Page


2014 Consumer Action Handbook (USA.Gov)

Laws and Regulations


NEW - 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 Ohio