Amputation / Limb Deficiency

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National Amputation Foundation, Inc.

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.
Write:
National Amputation Foundation
40 Church St.
Malverne, NY 11565
Voice: 516-887-3600
Fax: 516-887-3667
Website: http://www.nationalamputation.org
E-mail: amps76@aol.com
Verified: 7/26/2012

American Amputee Foundation, Inc.

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.
Write:
American Amputee Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 94227
North Little Rock, AR 72116
Voice: 501-835-9290
Fax: 501-835-9292
Website: http://www.americanamputee.org
E-mail: info@americanamputee.org
Verified: 4/10/2012

Amputee Coalition

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 Amputee Coalition 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.'
Write:
Amputee Coalition
900 E. Hill Avenue Suite 290
Knoxville, TN 37915
Voice: 1-888-267-5669 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm EST)
Fax: 865-525-7917
Website: http://www.amputee-coalition.org
E-mail: acainfo@amputee-coalition.org
Verified: 7/26/2012

I-CAN (International Child Amputee Network)

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.
Website: http://www.child-amputee.net
E-mail: i-can@listserv.icors.org (Listserv)
Verified: 6/29/2012

LimbDifferences.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.
Website: http://www.limbdifferences.org
Verified: 6/29/2012

AMP-L Amputee List

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.
Website: http://www.mailman2.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/AMP-L
Verified: 6/29/2012

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