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    List of Links for PPS and General Disability Resources
    These links are not a comprehensive listing, but a sampling of some good sites. They were selected to represent a broad range of locations and emphases. Many of them will link to other sites not listed here.

    Links to Polio Eradication Resources

    Global Polio Eradication Initiative http://www.polioeradication.org/ The goal of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative of the World Health Organization is to ensure that no child will ever again know the crippling effects of polio. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is the largest public health initiative the world has ever known.

    Rotary International https://www.rotary.org/en/news-features In the early 1980s, Rotary began planning for the most ambitious program in its history � to immunize all of the world's children against polio.

    The Centers for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/polio/ has information on the polio vaccines, history of polio, and how polio does its damage.

    Links to General Post-Polio Resources

    Post-Polio Health International PPHI is one of the oldest and best sources for post-polio syndrome information. PPHI publishes several polio and disability-related newsletters and booklets and holds outstanding conferences in its home city of St. Louis, MO.

    Polio Experience Network Post-polio information, resources, and inspirational articles written by polio survivors.

    Post-Polio Syndrome Central This is a good jumping-off place with hundreds of links related to polio/PPS.

    Links to Other Disability Resources

    AAPD - American Association Of People With Disabilities. On July 25, 1995, some 550 individuals from all 50 states, representing America's 54 million people with disabilities gathered in Washington to help launch a new nonprofit organization, the American Association of People with Disabilities - AAPD. The new organization
    promises to bring about "the next step in the evolution of the disability rights movement" - economic clout and power through numbers-unity, leadership and impact. Also see their

    Abledata ABLEDATA is an electronic database of information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available in the United States. With more than 23,000 product listings, ABLEDATA covers everything from white canes and adaptive clothing to low vision reading systems and voice output programs. This site is from The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research - U.S. Department of Education.

    Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page (U.S. Department of Justice): The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, programs and services provided by state and local governments, goods and services provided by private companies, and in commercial facilities. Much more information is at this web site or you can call the Toll-Free ADA Information Line to obtain answers to general and technical questions about the ADA and to order technical assistance materials: 1-800-514-0301 (voice) 1-800-514-0383 (TDD)

    Health Finder U.S. Government search engine, descriptions, and links for health-related issues (including PPS).

    Independence First This is the Milwaukee link to a national organization that helps with many disability-based needs. They are one of the sponsors of the PPRG of SE Wisconsin, and we are grateful for their support.

    New Horizons Un-Limited Inc New Horizons is a newly formed non-profit organization committed to promoting communication and providing information to empower people who have life-long disabilities and their caregivers. Their stated goals are (1) enabling independence and self-help by providing information on resources and services available in the community; (2) fostering the interchange of information between people whose life long disabilities have tended to isolate them from the surrounding community; and (3) forming a network of individuals who are committed to the exchange of ideas and experiences, problem solving, and finding solutions for larger issues which affect people with disabilities.

    Social Security Link to the U. S. Social Security Administration.