Our Welcome Packet ~ Essential Documents for Post Polio Survivors
Our Welcome Documents
Welcome Packet ~ 21 Essential Informational Documents of PPS
Guide to Services – 2018 ~ Services available in Pima County, Arizona.
Polio in the news ~ Headline: “Advocates say polio threat can’t be ignored.”
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2-1-1 Arizona ~ Get connected, get answers for services available in Arizona. Community information and referral services.
Ability Center ~ Ability Center’s mission is to be recognized as the Southwest’s preferred provider of the highest quality mobility equipment, mobility products, wheelchair vans, wheelchair accessible vehicles, and service for the physically disabled. Our accessible vehicle conversion solutions and trusted, professional advice enable clients to lead more active and independent lifestyles.
DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc. ~ DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc. is a consumer-directed, community-based advocacy organization that promotes independent living, and offers a variety of programs for all people with disabilities, which encourages them to achieve their full potential and to participate in the community.
Dr. Lauro Halstead ~ Over the course of 14 chapters, Lauro Halstead, M.D. takes us on his unexpected life journey of challenges and growth in this memoir. As a young, vigorous college student in the early 1950s, he was suddenly paralyzed by a severe case of acute polio while traveling in Spain. He describes the struggle to leave behind the breathing machine that saved his life and develop the strength to pursue an adventurous life that included climbing Mount Fuji in Japan, living in Rome for a year and working in a tropical medicine hospital in India.
Handicapped Travel Club Inc. ~ The Handicapped Travel Club, Inc. was formed in 1973 to encourage traveling for people with a wide range of disabilities. The HTC encourages people with disabilities and their families to travel, to meet and to share information on making recreational vehicles accessible for the disabled. “Fun and Fellowship” is our motto.
Interfaith Community Services – Tucson ~ Compassionately Serving the Needs of Pima County Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities and People In Financial Crisis.
MedlinePlus ~ Trusted Health Information for You. Polio and Post Polio Syndrome Also called: Infantile paralysis, Poliomyelitis, PPS.
National Odd Shoe Exchange ~ NATIONAL ODD SHOE EXCHANGE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is a source of footwear for those requiring single shoes or pairs of differing sizes. Many have this need due to injury, disease or genetic disorders.
New Mobility Magazine ~ The magazine for active wheelchair users.
PPASS ~ Post Polio Awareness Support Society of British Columbia, Canada.
Ride Away Handicap Equipment Corporation ~ America’s largest provider of modified vehicles and adaptive equipment for people with disabilities, offers in-house financing options, cash for all trades and stocks over 400 new and pre-owned adaptive vans throughout their East Coast locations.
Scootaround ~ Wheelchair rentals for cruise, vacation, convention and business travel.
Whatever Happened to Polio ~ A Historical Perspective.
Wheelers-Handicapped Accessible Van Rentals ~ Wheelchair accessible van rental, available at every major airport and metropolitan city within the US.
NINDS National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ~ NINDS Post Polio Syndrome Information Page.
NMEDA ~ NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment manufacturers, dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities and assisting with driving independence using wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Odd Shoe Finder ~ Welcome to Oddshoefinder.com, a free site that connects people with odd shoes with people who need odd shoes!
BirkenstockExpress.com ~ Another source for people who need different size shoes!
Amputee Coalition.org ~ Another multiple source for people who need different size shoes!
Pima Council On Aging ~ PCOA website – Advocacy, Action, Assistance located in Tucson, Arizona.
Polio Place ~ A service of Post-Polio Health International. Explore the past, the present and help build a promising future for the world’s polio survivors.
Polio Survivors & Associates ~ A Rotarian Action Group. We want to let those with polio or family members tell their stories of how polio has defined your life.
Polio Survivors Network ~ Polio Survivors Network (PSN) is the working name of the Lincolnshire Post Polio Network (founded in 1996). The working name is a better reflection of our membership.
Poliomyelitis ~ Helpful information from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
PolioToday.org ~ is published by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This website is designed to raise the awareness of post polio syndrome and to be a resource for polio survivors. Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the first safe and effective polio vaccine, founded the Salk Institute in 1960.
Post-Polio Health International ~ Post-Polio Health International’s mission is to enhance the lives and independence of polio survivors and home ventilator users through Education, Advocacy, Research and Networking.
Post Polio Syndrome for Medical Professionals ~ An article authored by Dr Colin Tidy, that you can refer to your primary care professional. The article explains PPS and provides links and references for further reading.