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Ohio Polio Network


Home, and Akron, Cincinnati, Mid-Ohio Valley, and Toledo PPSG and 2023 Donors updated September 17, 2023


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, 2023 thru August 31, 2024. 




On September 9, 2023, the Akron Post-Polio Support Group celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Ohio Polio Network and Governor Mike DeWine's proclamation of September 2023 as "Polio Awarness Month in Ohio"


Akron Celebration of Governor Mike DeWine Proclamation of the 30th Anniversary of OPN Photos


The Ohio Polio Network became an independent 501(c)3 organization on September 1, 1993. This is our 30th year! To commemorate this milestone, we are having our 2023 Ohio Polio Network Conference at Tuscora Park, New Philadelphia, Ohio on October 7, 2023 . 
Pat Kelly, OPN President 



2023 Ohio Polio Network 30 Year Celebration and Conference Main Page



2023 OPN Conference Brochure and Registration



2023 OPN Conference Program Ad Information Page



2023 Bernice Krumhansl Award Nomination Procedure




Happy Summer!



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Ohio Polio Network Membership Form (dues/donations/memorials)




Ohio Polio Network Resources Page




Post-Polio by Subject


Memorial Page





Polio History Smithsonian Institution


Whatever Happened to Polio

Post-Polio Health International


Post-Polio Health International Resource Locator


Polio Place


A Polio Survivor's Guide: Funding Resources for Medical & Adaptive Resources


Post-Polio Health International Videos Youtube page


Spinal Cord Gray Matter Atrophy in Post-Polio Syndrome Tied to Functional Decline - Clinical Trial published in the European Journal of Neurology


Rare Disease Database - Post Polio Syndrome


The Late Effects of Polio Information for General Practitioners



MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Post-Polio Program


TIRR Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Rehabilitaion and Research - Post-Polio Syndrome page


The International Rehabilitation Center for Polio at Spaulding Framingham MA


Clinical Trials Post-Polio Syndrome





 Post Polio Support Group and Zoom Speaker Meetings


Mid Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group Meeting 09/26/2023


Toledo Post-Polio Connection 09/28/2023


Akron Post-Polio Support Group Meeting 10/14/2023



Ohio Polio Network Board Meeting

Friday, November 10, 2023

1:00 PM

Zoom Meeting



 Links to Recent Articles


Polio-Infected Man Has Survived Living Inside Iron Lung For 70 Years. Read His Story


William M. DeMayo, MD Biography and Post-Polio Aricles


In Our Own Words


Why climate mitigation starts with life-saving vaccines


Understanding Post-Polio Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment


New Recommendations on Use of IVIG for Neuromuscular Disorders A Consensus Statement from the AANEM


In Memory of Marie Smith


Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group celebrates Anniversary


Polio Canada Guest Speaker June 14, 2023 - Dr Marny Eulberg


B.C. man's frightening taxi incident highlights woeful lack of transport accessibility


Polio Survivors Network


Anesthesia and Polio Survivors


What Is an Iron Lung, and How Does It Work?


Introducing the European Polio Union (EPU)


A polio survivor shares her story


Salk Legacy Exhibit


In Memory of John Schatz


In Memory of Linda Donaldson


CDC warns travelers of 'high risk' of polio if visiting these 30 countries


Polio Booster Suggested When Visiting These Countries


Drs Jonas Salk & Albert Sabin's vaccines to defeat polio


WHO announces 37 sites testing sewage for polio amid rising cases





'Very real risk': Health chiefs urge parents to get their children vaccinated against polio to prevent it spreading across London


G7 Health Ministers call for global support to achieving lasting polio-free world by 2026


World Polio Day 2010: Post Polio Syndrome Is Here To Stay - Germany


Covid-19 is no longer a public health emergency, but others remain


Living With Polio - Polio Place search page

The long tail: Post-Polio Syndrome

My mother's walk through life with polio

What You Need to Know About Post-Polio Syndrome



More Links to Articles - Post-Polio News Archive


The Warm Springs Story: Legacy & Legend


University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories: Research Study Recruitment


Polio Australia: What are the late effects of polio?

Mayo Clinic: Post-Polio Syndrome



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)


Polio Australia's 2020 Polio Oz News



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