This website is the resource for amputees who want to live an active lifestyle. The website provides resources and information about sports equipment and sports and recreational programs for amputees. The website lists sporting events for amputees and profiles successful athletes who are amputees.
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is the professional organization for orthotists and prosthetists. This organization provides education to health care professionals who may work with amputees. It also conducts research and clinical trials and publishes information which is relevant for amputees.
1331 H Street, N.W., Suite 501
Washington D.C., 20005
Phone: (202) 380-3663
Fax: (202) 380-3447
American Amputee Foundation Inc.
American Amputee Foundation (AAF) was established in 1975 as a national information clearing house and referral center serving amputees, their families, and care providers. The foundation researches and gathers information on amputation including studies, product information, available services, self-help publications, and hundreds of articles concerning amputation and related conditions. The foundation is a nonprofit educational entity. Its mission is to empower amputees, their families, and caregivers to make informed decisions by providing them with information and referrals as well as peer support.
P.O. Box 94227
North Little Rock, AR 72190
Phone: (501) 835-9290
Fax: (501) 835-9292
The objective of the Amputee Coalition is to accurately represent the population of amputees to government, industry, and the world. This organization is a nonprofit consumer education organization representing people who have experienced limb amputation. It provides advocacy and information resources to amputees and their families. This organization provides referrals to agencies serving amputees as well as a peer network, educational and emotional support groups, and youth programs including a camp.
900 E. Hill Avenue Suite 285
Knoxville, TN 37915
Phone: (888) 267-5669
Fax: (865) 524-8772
TTY: (865) 525-7917
The Barr Foundation is a nonprofit organization which was founded in 1992 to assist amputees with prosthetic rehabilitation. This foundation provides assistance to amputees domestically and internationally who would have no other financial resources. The foundation?s mission is to advance education and improve community support for amputees of the world. The Barr Foundation strives to improve the amputee?s quality of life through access to proper prosthetic care and by encouraging improvements in the care system. The Barr Foundation promotes this mission by helping amputees of the world to live healthy lives with dignity.
Central California Amputee Education and Support Group
This is a peer group for amputees in the Central Valley area. This group provides educational and emotional support as well as information and resources to amputees and their families.
233 E. Portland Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: (559) 432-6035
Limbs for Life Foundation
Limbs for Life offers four major programs to assist people who become amputees. One program is called the Prosthesis Fund. It raises money to benefit an amputee and partners the amputee with a prosthetist who fits the amputee with a new prosthesis and provides follow-up care. The second program is the World Limb Bank, which collects used limbs and distributes them to developing countries all over the world. Limbs for Life also provides a network of contacts. This organization also provides public education to schools, athletic groups, and civic organizations about the challenges and opportunities for amputees.
National Amputation Foundation
National Amputation Foundation was started in 1919 and it was originally intended to serve veterans who had been wounded in battle. The foundation?s services have been expanded to include civilian amputees. The foundation provides peer support groups as well as literature. The foundation also accepts donations of equipment and limbs which are then given out to anyone in need who could not otherwise afford to purchase the equipment. The organization provides information on recreational activities for amputees, booklets and publications of interest to amputees, hospital visits to amputees, contact information for Veterans benefits, and referral services to other amputee organizations.