The Amputee Coalition (AC) is a national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The AC includes individual amputees, education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies and organizations.
inMotion is published by the Amputee Coaltion and is a comprehensive information source for people with limb loss, their families and the professionals who care for them. Each issue reports on new technologies, provides peer support group information and profiles amputees and those born with congenital limb differences.
Amplitude's focus is on powerful, practical and positive living with limb loss. Compelling stories and great photography make Amplitude a relevant and colorful resource for amputees, their families and caregivers.
Social Security and Disability Resource Center
The Social Security and Disability Resource Center provides a detailed overview of how the federal disability system works (social security disability and SSI). This site also provides answers to many questions that applicants typically have,but often have trouble finding answers to.
Athletics for Upper Limb Amputees
Visit these websites for more information about amputee athletic and sports opportunities:
The Paralympic Games are a major international multi-sport competition for athletes with a physical disability, including athletes with mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness and cerebral palsy. There are winter and summer Paralympic Games which are held immediately following the winter and summer Olympic Games and use the same facilities and venues.
Disabled Sports USA
Disabled Sports USA is a national non-profit organization that provides opportunities for people with disabilities to develop independence, confidence and fitness by participating in sports, recreation and educational programs. Community-based chapters across the country offer a range of activities including snow skiing, water sports, cycling, climbing, horseback riding, golf, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events, and social activities.
GO out on a Limb
GO out on a Limb is a non-profit organization in Los Angeles that helps children with limb loss and their families. They are committed to creating a network of support, mentorship, social skill development, education, peer support and adult amputee role models. The group holds monthly events around Los Angeles for children and their families to gather and build friendships.
Little Fins Limb Difference Group
Little Fins is a group of Minnesotan families located throughout the Twin Cities area who are all sharing in the experience of having a family member with an upper limb diffference. Our purpose is simple: to provide support, encouragement and camaraderie to one another. Fun filled events are scheduled several times a year; visit the website to see what's coming up and enjoy photos of families having fun.
Helping Hands Foundation
Helping Hands Foundation is an east coast based support group for families of children with an upper limb difference. Their goals inlcude providing support, sharing experiences and supplying information, with a special emphasis on reaching parents of newborns with an upper limb difference. New parents are given hope and encouragement through our extended network of parents. If you are a parent, professional or interested person and want to learn more about Helping Hands, send an email to
Driver Rehabilitation Programs
Driving information by state/location: http://myaota.aota.org/driver_search/index.aspx
Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists: http://www.aded.net/?page=725