Excited by the beginning of publicly available internet and motivated by my experience in rural New Mexico, the Dysphagia Resource Center was developed and first posted in 1995 in hopes of generating awareness of swallowing and its disorders, as well as building a community of people interested in this topic. This site has became a “pay it forward” tribute to my many mentors. The early versions of this website were simple with basic information, complimented by a dysphagia mail list. Since its inception it has gone through many iterations and it is no longer the only source for dysphagia information on the web. I am grateful to all the support and kindness that I have had over the years that have allowed this site to continue.
–Phyllis M Palmer