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  • APPA Fact Sheet

    Atlanta Post-Polio Association (APPA) organized in 1985, became a Georgia corporation in 1993, qualified for nonprofit status [501(c)3] in 1996
      PO Box 245
      Cumming, GA 30028


    • Purposes: (1) increase members' knowledge about the late effects of polio; (2) offer a supportive environment for sharing common experiences and concerns including discussion groups; (3) identify and work with community resources to address the needs of post-polio persons; (4) educate the general public and health-care professionals about the late effects of polio and the needs of post-polio persons; (5) serve as an advocate for persons with disabilities, especially those with post-polio; and (6) seek to undertake all other programs and activities necessary to carry out the purposes of the association
    • General meetings - meet monthly at various locations in metro Atlanta; nonmembers welcome; see Upcoming Events page for latest information
    • Individual membership in APPA for minimum contribution $20, family membership minimum contribution $40; membership totals approximately 200; mailing list approximately 250
    • Quarterly newsletter, APPA News, distributed to members, other post-polio support groups, medical professionals and interested persons
    • Library/Resource Center contains book, video and audio collection (medical, post-polio syndrome, motivational, biographical and travel); housed in Noble Learning Resource Center at Shepherd Center
    • APPA's membership in Very Special Arts allows members to attend specific theater, concert and other performances throughout Atlanta area at no charge. Contact Barbara Forest for tickets.
    • Social activities held quarterly including Spring Picnic and holiday party on 1st Saturday of December