“What might help is training, clearly stressing that there is a difference between disability and the restrictions that may come with age. So please listen to disabled people, pay attention to their genuine needs and don’t make assumptions – older people might be thankful, too.”

I’m disabled. Please don’t talk to me as if I’m stupid | Penny Anderson Speaking as if I’m confused and hard of hearing is upsetting and patronising, says writer and artist Penny Anderson More info @ https://ift.tt/2OdIvx2 Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC September 21, 2019 at 05:32AM

Where our eradication efforts began…sad. Thankfully it is vaccine derived and not the wild poliovirus, new vaccine soon to be in use to help eliminate vaccine derived incidences. #endpolio

Polio makes a comeback in the Philippines 19 years after the country was declared free of the disease The Philippines has reported its first case of polio since it was declared free of the childhood disease 19 years ago, dealing a blow to the campaign to eradicate it. More info @ https://ift.tt/2Noh9EH Automated post from […]

New Role Models Help Make Japanese Society More Inclusive of PWDs | JAPAN Forward People living with disabilities often have additional challenges to overcome, things their disability-free counterparts may not even consider. Some of these challenges can be as obvious as a step-up, which a wheelchair cannot climb, or enduring improper care that can be […]

Experts suggest physiotherapy for treatment of polio victims PESHAWAR: The physiotherapists have called upon parents to bring their children infected with poliovirus for… More info @ https://ift.tt/2Q0I77o Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC September 09, 2019 at 05:48PM

Life before Vaccines: Growing up in the 1930s and 40s. Category: Features from The Berkeley Daily Planet The East Bay’s Non-commercial Voice More info @ https://ift.tt/2ZXecRD Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC September 08, 2019 at 01:21PM

Volunteer Corner: Polio survivor strives for ‘normal’ “I was always trying to pass for normal.” More info @ https://ift.tt/315vZDk Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC September 07, 2019 at 11:24PM

The fear of polio was very real. Don’t let it return to your country, let’s end it in all countries. #endpolio #rotarypoliosurvivors Please do your part www.endpolio.org.

In 1935, polio case causes Alvaton School to close The disease of polio was, at one time, every parent’s nightmare, paralyzing more than 1,000 children worldwide each day at its height. Every fever brought fear and it touched Bowling More info @ https://ift.tt/2UfDQvn Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC August […]

ABC News You might think the days of polio are over — but for many survivors the nightmare continues with the resurgence of symptoms … decades after infection. Additional footage courtesy of the Hankin Collection. More info @ https://ift.tt/2GAsPhw Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC August 24, 2019 at 06:40PM

The world before vaccines is a world we can’t afford to forget Measles is now resurgent in the United States and many other countries. Historical amnesia is partly to blame. More info @ https://ift.tt/2MkcjrC Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC August 20, 2019 at 08:26AM

Love, Love #inclusive #differentlyabled

Ad Featuring Woman in Wheelchair Captures Young Girl’s Gaze A picture of a 4-year-old Virginia girl who uses a wheelchair gazing at a beauty advertisement featuring a woman in a wheelchair went viral on Facebook. More info @ https://ift.tt/2KDqKox Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC August 18, 2019 at 07:32AM