Issues

PHI endorses the advocacy of the following issues and encourages its Members to support them.

WE'RE STILL HERE!Post-Polio Health International adopted WE’RE STILL HERE! in 2007 as the slogan for its annual awareness campaign. Contact info@post-polio.org for permission to use.

Family Life!
WE’RE STILL HERE! 2016 Photo Contest

What activities do you enjoy with your family? What activities do you enjoy with your “disability” family? Send us a photo that illustrates polio survivors are active participants in family life. Have you taken your grandkids on a trip? Have you participated in their school activities? Do you contribute to your family life day to day in ways that may “surprise” others who do not have a disability? Send us your photos of families in action and help us tell the world that WE’RE STILL HERE! See more ...


Past activities ...

2015 Activities

Show ME Accessibility!

2014 Activities

"Post-Polio Experts Present” (video series)

2013 Activities
2011 Activities
2009 Activities
2007 Activities

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. After five years of negotiations, countries have agreed on a new convention to protect the rights of persons with disabilities. READ MORE ...


Reminder:  July 26, 2010 is the 20th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Join the nationwide celebration or conduct your own!

The Missouri History Museum ( St. Louis ) created a special exhibit The Americans with Disabilities Act: Twenty Years Later that will be open from June 26, 2010 to June 6, 2011.  Check out the related website – actionforaccess.mohistory.org. PHI’s founder Gini Laurie is featured in the “Independent Living Movement” section. The site and the exhibit include photos from the PHI archives.


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA) of 2008 was signed into law on September 25, 2008.


A Focus on Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

On Tuesday and Wednesday, January 8 and 9, 2008, in conjunction with Homeland Defense Journal, the National Organization on Disability (www.nod.org) hosted a national conference, dedicated to addressing the emergency preparedness needs of individuals with all types of disabilities. Review the prepared remarks of Justice Department representatives, discussing the issue on a panel entitled "ADA Guidelines from the U.S. Department of Justice on Sheltering for Mass Care."

 

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