Resources & Web Site Links
Amputee Coalition of America
The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is a national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The ACA includes individual amputees, education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies and organizations.
A comprehensive information source for people with limb loss, their families and the professionals who care for them. Each issue:
- Reports on new technologies and products designed to increase mobility and self-management skills
- Provides peer support group information
- Provides personal profiles that spotlight the achievements and triumphs of amputees and those born with congenital limb differences
Arms Within Reach Foundation
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps provide upper limb amputees with resources for high quality upper limb prosthetic rehabilitation and an enhanced quality of life.
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.
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.