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Whether you are a recent amputee or you have been working with a prosthetic device for many years, everyone can always use support and answers. Below is a short list of resources you may find helpful.

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Organizations Online

  • Achilles Track Club Achilles is a worldwide organization, with the mission of enabling people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics
  • Amputee Empowerment Partners (AEP) is safe, free online social network, designed so people can connect and discuss a variety of topics related to the life of amputees
  • Amputee Coalition of America A national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences
  • Challenged Athletes Foundation The Challenged Athletes Foundation assists people with disabilities in pursuing an active lifestyle through physical fitness and competitive athletics
  • Disabled Sports USA - DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events
  • Limbs For Life Foundation - To benefit amputees by promoting advanced research and to provide comfortable and fully functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it
  • National Amputee Golf Association - A not-for-profit organization that offers physical and mental therapy to amputees through involvement with golf
  • O & P Athlete Assistance Fund - The Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund supports year-round fitness and education programs that enable persons with disabilities to enjoy the rewards of physical fitness, social interaction, and personal achievement
  • O & P Online - An international resource for prosthetic and orthotic information
  • Reach - Arm Deficient Children - Reach provides information and support for families with children who have hand or arm deficiencies


Publications

ACA Publications: First Step: A Guide for Adapting to Limb Loss (published biannually), inMotion Magazine (published biennially), Connections, Expectations: Parenting Children and Teens with Limb Differences, and Senior Step
Amputee Coalition of America
900 E. Hill Ave., Ste. 205
Knoxville, TN 37915-2566
888/AMP-KNOW (888/267-5669)
www.amputee-coalition.org

ActiveLiving A health, fitness and recreation magazine for people with disabilities.
Published bi-monthly.
Disability Today Publishing Group
2276 Rosedene Rd.
St. Ann's, ON Canada, LOR1YO
(905) 957-6016
www.activeliving.com

Amputee Golfer Magazine Official publication of the National Amputee Golf Association.
11 Walnut Hill Road
Amherst, NH 03031
(800) 633-NAGA (6242)
www.nagagolf.org

Challenge published quarterly by Disabled Sports USA
451 Hungerford Dr. - Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 217-9841
www.dsusa.org

Limbs for Life Foundation attn. Craig Gavras
5929 N. May, Ste 511
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
888-235-5462
405-843-5174
www.limbsforlife.org



Amputee Related Books

You're Not Alone by John Sabolich
The stories of 38 remarkable amputees who conquered the challenges of a lifetime.

Lower Limb Amputation: A Guide to Living a Quality Life by Adrian Christian, MD
A unique resource aimed to educate those with lower limb amputation so they can better care for themselves and maximize their own independence.

In a Single Bound by Sarah Reinersten
A gripping memoir of inner strength about a one-legged child trying to fit in with her two-legged friends, who became one of the world's most famous physically-challenged sports figures

It's just a matter of balance by Kevin S. Garrison
A very personal story of amputee rehabilitation. Written as an autobiography it is good prosthetic education and a useful story for clinicians and students.