Links to PPS Resources
There are many well-maintained web sites with information about PPS. Listed below are just a few. We want to have links to all local (Georgia and neighboring states) health care facilities that have some kind of Post Polio clinic. Hence the links to Warm Springs, Shepherd Center, Emory and Palmyra. If you have any suggestions for additional local links, please send E-mail to us.
Lincolnshire Post Polio Network -- This site is wonderful. Not
only is it packed with links to useful information but they have archives of
interesting articles from their own stable of contributors.
Post-Polio Syndrome Central ---- Lots of links
Ernie Wollering’s Post-Polio Internet Resources ---- Frequent updates
Shepherd Center in Atlanta ---- A local institution with a PPS clinic. Also noted for strong support of APPA
Rehabilitation Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine headed by Dr. Dale Strasser
Warm Springs -- Everyone's heard of Warm Springs, of course. It's south of Atlanta.
Note that there is at least one other place in Georgia with a PPS clinic: The Palmyra Post Polio Clinic in Albany, headed by Dr. Paul Peach.
Go to http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/post_polio/post_polio.htm to see article on Post Polio. This is part of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke web site, www.ninds.nih.gov/, which has lots of good information.
Post-Polio Health International: www.post-polio.org
Access Now: www.adaaccessnow.org
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD): www.aapd.com
Medline Plus (Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome)
May Clinic (Post-Polio Syndrome) www.mayoclinic.com/health/post-polio-syndrome/DS00494
Polio and Post-Polio News: http://mt.lincolnshirepostpolio.org/uk/pandpp-news/
http://www.futuresunlimited.com/ - A facility that offers a new way of thinking about central nervous system injuries and dysfunctions including post polio syndrom.
http://www.georgiaadrc.com/ - Georgia's Aging and Disability Resource Center
http://www.agingatlanta.com/ - Agewise Connection
http://www.1gooddeed.org/ - One Good Deed - transportation and mobility aids
http://www.atlantaregional.com/arc/html/ - Atlanta Regional Commission
Conemaugh Health System has the John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute which has a post-polio clinic. They also produced the Yoga for post-polio patients DVD which some of us got at the PPHI conference. Go to http://www.conemaugh.org/template_article.aspx?id=4436 and email them about the DVD.
There are a number of Facebook pages related to PPS. If you type Polio in the Search book, it will list all the pages. Here are two:
http://poliotoday.org/ - has a Facebook page as well
FB page: Post-polio syndrome
Center for Independent Living (CIL) - www.silcga.org
Pat Puckett, Executive Director, 770-270-6860
World Institute for Disability - http://wid.org/
Social Security Disability Resource Center - http://www.ssdrc.com/