Tell us about your projects

A Rotarian Action Group exists as a resource to help clubs and districts on service projects. What are you doing in your Rotary Club that focuses on helping people affected by polio? We want to post what you are currently doing and show others how they can become involved. If you want to do a […]

Wheelchairs in Yola Nigeria

A team of Rotarians, that included three members of the PSA board visited Yola, Nigeria in November 2017. The group traveled to help with polio immunizations in the area. They also gathered with local leaders and Rotarians to distribute more than 100 tricycle wheelchairs to polio survivors. The wheelchairs were provided through the generous contributions […]

What is Post-Polio Syndrome?

From our archive – originally published in 2009 – Joan L. Headley, MS, Executive Director, Post-Polio Health International St. Louis, Missouri (director@post-polio.org) Post-polio syndrome is a new condition that affects the survivors of polio decades after the acute illness of poliomyelitis. The major symptoms are pain, fatigue and weakness. New weakness is considered the hallmark of […]

In Memory – PSA Founder Ray Taylor

Ray Taylor, founder of Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group, died suddenly Feb. 16, 2016 after suffering two massive strokes. His work with polio survivors was so important to him and the way he reached out to be of help to one and all was his way of contributing to a better world. Ray was born […]

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Community-Based Rehabilitation

In a global sense, Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) is the primary means by which disabled people in most countries of the world have any access to rehabilitation or disability services. The primary purpose is to ensure people with disabilities realize their rights and responsibilities and have the opportunity of leading lives with dignity.   The Polio […]

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA

Here are some quick articles and links talking about the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), which celebrated its 25th anniversary on July 26, 2015. Introduction to the ADA The ADA Home Page provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and State and local governments, technical assistance materi… View on www.ada.gov And […]