Amputation / Limb Deficiency
National. Founded 1919. Offers support, referrals and information to all amputees. 'Amp to Amp' program links individuals with others with similar amputations. Newsletter, information and referrals. Dues $25/yr. Donated medical equipment given to any person in need. Items must be picked up at the office. Scholarship program open to full-time college students who have a major limb amputation.
National Amputation Foundation
40 Church St.
Malverne, NY 11565
National. Founded 1975. Support and educational information, referrals and peer support for amputees. Hospital visitation and counseling. Group development guidelines, national resource directory for patients, families and caregivers. Individual membership $25/yr.
American Amputee Foundation, Inc.
1805 Wewoka Dr.
North Little Rock, AR 72116
National. 240 affiliated groups. Mission is to reach out to people with limb loss and to empower them through education, support and advocacy. Maintains the National Limb Loss Information Center which is a comprehensive source of information for people living with limb differences. Offers referrals to ACA certified peer visitors. Publishes information packet on starting a support group and two magazines, 'inMotion' and 'First Step: A Guide for Adapting to Limb Loss.'
Amputee Coalition of America
900 E. Hill Avenue Suite 205
Knoxville, TN 37915
Voice: 1-888-267-5669 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm EST)
Online. 350 members. Founded 1995. Mailing list for parents of children with either acquired or congenital limb loss. Opportunity to share experiences with other parents and mentors who grew up as amputees.
E-mail: Listserv: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online. Founded 1981. A comprehensive resource for families and friends of children with limb differences. Establishes contact with other families of children with limb differences through its forum.
Online. Founded 1995. Moderated forum for adult amputees and interested others to exchange ideas and discuss matters of mutual interest. Provides support and a platform to discuss the amputee experience from many different perspectives.
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