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The Julia Farr Association General Purpose Distribution Fund
This fund is available to assist financially disadvantaged people living with disability to access items that will improve their quality of life Read More
In this edition
1. From the President
2-8. In-depth look at anaesthesia for Polio Survivors
9. Notice Board
10. Just for laughs.
11. Member Services.
12. The good Mail. Read More
An in depth and very detailed look at anaesthesia for Polio Survivors. As well as a checklist to discuss with your surgeon before surgery. Read More
The Polio SA committee is excited to announce that our members can attend a hydrotherapy session at the Repatriation General Hospital pool, off Goodwood Road. Read More
If you have medically diagnosed Post Polio Syndrome you may be eligible for the SA Medical Heating and Cooling Concession. Read More
Polio Australia will be hosting two South Australian information session in February.
The information session will cover:
Current information about the Late Effects of Polio
What to tell your health professional
Griffith Rehabilitation, based in Hove, are looking to establish a specific service for polio survivors. They are interested in running an intensive polio clinic in January 2019 to see if there is demand for doing this on a continual basis.
Register your interest here Read More
Black Inc. is pleased to announce a new anthology in the Growing Up series.
They are looking for non-fiction pieces that deal with any aspect of growing up chronically ill, deaf, Deaf or disabled. Submissions can be in any manner, tone or style, but should not be academic or scholarly. They should be written in first-person and be honest accounts of lived experience – positive, negative or anything in between.
Montreal public-health authorities are baffled and disturbed by a surge of cases of children who have become paralyzed by a viral polio-like illness in recent weeks, echoing similar increases in the United States. Read More
Papua New Guinea health authorities have confirmed that the country is experiencing its first polio outbreak in 18 years, after one case of the virus was confirmed in an urban settlement in the country's second largest city. Read More