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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)


The US Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures that all children with disabilities are entitled to a free appropriate public education to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. Prior to IDEA, over 4 million children with disabilities were denied appropriate access to public education. Many children were denied entry into public …

Learning and Sharing Polio’s Legacy


Jean Graber, Central Kansas Polio Survivors Group Presented at Promoting Healthy Ideas: PHI’s 11th International Conference, June 2014 Legacy means “that which is handed down.” We are the last major group of survivors to have personally experienced the effects of polio. The fear and uncertainty of the future was very real to us and our families. And yet, nearly everyone …