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Lansing, Michigan Area Post-Polio Support Group

We devoted our October meeting to encouraging and promoting assertive action by our members with regard to accessibility issues. Several actions have already taken place including

Thanks for the inspiration and "helps" to take these actions. Marilyn J Miller (mleveemiller@verizon.net)

Sunny Roller speaks at Lakes Area Rotary Club in Walled Lake, Michigan
Photo of Sunny Roller speaking to group in Walled Lake, Michigan
PRESS RELEASE: John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute (10-10-09)
Photo of Barb Duryea and Speaker at John P. MurthaPhoto of the crowd at John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute Photo of Barb addressing the group
Associazione Nazionale Polio e Sindrome Post-Polio, Italy
Colorado Easter Seal Post-Polio Connections
Polio Survivors of Montana
Polio Network Victoria, Australia

Polio Day 2009
Photo of Polio Day meetingAnother photo of Polio Day 2009

Post-Polio Awareness and Support Society of British Columbia, Canada

 

logo for We're Still Here! October 11-17, 2009

Make a difference in your community.
Participate in PHI’s awareness campaign.

IMPROVING COMMUNITY ACCESSIBILITY
is the 2009 focus of WE’RE STILL HERE!

PHI members: TRY THIS!

Pick one accessibility problem in your community – maybe it is the steps at the closest dry cleaners or your physician’s office; the lack of curb cuts near your favorite coffee shop; the impossible placement of disabled parking stalls at the far end of a parking lot – and tackle it.

Experience tells us that people in charge want to make changes that will benefit their customers, all the citizens in their community – not only polio survivors but others with disabilities, the elderly, mothers with strollers. They may simply be unaware. We can help them understand.

Work with the establishment to solve the problem. Take pictures to explain, get positive publicity by calling your favorite local TV newsperson or newspaper features writer. Arrange coverage for October 11-17, 2009.

Don’t forget to report your activities to PHI at info@post-polio.org.


Sample Letters:

Georgia
Missouri

Suggestions:
Where to Start
Look what polio survivors did in Savannah!


Resources

Updated 10-26-09