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The OPN year is from September 1, 2019 thru August 31, 2020. 



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In Memorial






Have a wonderful Fall Season

A friend has pointed out to me the following remark on this word: "In North America the season in which this [the fall of the leaf] takes place, derives its name from that circumstance, and instead of autumn is universally called the fall."
—John Pickering, A Vocabulary, or Collection of Words Which Have Been Supposed to Be Peculiar to the United States of America, 1816


2018 Ohio Polio Conference Program

2018 Ohio Polio Network Conference Pictures

2018 OPN Conference Presentation Hallie Baker PhD

2018 Bernice Krumhansl Award - Alice Sporar




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


Clinical Trials Post-Polio Syndrome




Information about Amazon Smile



 Post Polio Support Group Meetings



October 12, 2019 Akron Post-Polio Support Group


October 12, 2019 Miami Valley Post-Polio Support Group


November 18, 2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group



Annual OPN Membership Meeting &

 Ohio Polio Network Board Meeting

Saturday, October 12, 2019 (Postponed)

New Date/Time Soon


Conference Call 



 Links to Recent Articles


In Memory of Robert James Hadley, Esq.


Paralyzed by polio, this triathlete still crosses the finish line


Retired teacher from Doylestown honored with Twilight wish


In 1935, polio case causes Alvaton School to close


Rancho Los Amigos finishes its move into new facility


In Memory of David A. Livingston


In Memory of James D. Zachritz


Has the Polio Virus returned to complete its original devastating attack


Impacts of a post-polio history


Neil Estern, 93, sculptor who depicted strength yet fragility of FDR


Post Polio Syndrome What is it?


Here Are 6 Infectious Diseases You Won't Get Anymore Thanks to Vaccines


The polio virus, and its reign of terror in the American psyche, is faded history now


In Memory of Patty Barbarow


In Memory of Anita Post


Rotarian Vaughan helps promote polio awareness


Polio survivor: Nothing stopped me


Post-polio syndrome affects 7,000 people who 'don't have time to wait'


United Spinal Association & Permobil Foundation Partner to Offer Life-Enhancing Wheelchair Technology Through 'Roll Forward' Grant


The world is close to conquering polio


Mural in the works to commemorate 1944 Hickory polio hospital


Kansas City polio survivor is one of last iron lung users in U.S.(youtube)


Lahore boy contracts polio as tally hits nine in 2019


Why history forgets the NZ polio epidemic of 1916


Post-Polio Syndrome, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment Mayo Clinic


Polio In the USA (youtube video)


'Be better or bitter': Niceville woman shares her story of life after polio


How surviving polio formed my view on protecting others from future disease


PV Neighbors: Ruth Lohrer's life of volunteerism began with 'driving a bread truck'


Serious injuries fail to stop 72-year-old's love for art


Brazilian polio survivor who has lived 43 years in a hospital


Post-polio syndrome affects 7,000 people who 'don't have time to wait'


Man at center of 1950 Wythe County polio epidemic dies


Polio Survivors support vaccinations for children




The Last Few Polio Survivors - Last of the Iron Lungs - video


Michael Klein: Anti-immunization crusaders risk bringing back illnesses 'we hope never to see again'


History Through Our Eyes: Feb. 26, 1954, fighting polio


Retired engineer refurbishes, and then donates, power wheelchairs


In Memory of Otto Larry Cullum


Column: Updated polio exhibit in Hickory is excellent


In Memory of Paulette Smith Lambert


A Story of Life - Donna Kidner


In Memory of Donna Kidner


Encyclopedia of Polio and PPS - Index by Subject


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)



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