Links

This page contains links to websites, organizations, and other things we feel are relevant to a person with limb differences from birth or amputation. 

AMPUTEE ORGANIZATIONS

Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)
A national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences.
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Was created on the belief that people of all abilities should have the opportunity to pursue a life full of physical activity and of sports.
Disabled Sports USA
DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events.
Limbs For Life Foundation
To benefit amputees by promoting advanced research and to provide comfortable and fully functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it.
O & P Athlete Assistance Fund
The Orthotic & Prosthetic Athletic Fund supports year-round fitness and education programs that enable persons with disabilities to enjoy the rewards of physical fitness, social interaction, and personal achievement.

FOUNDATIONS

National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation(NNFF)
A non-profit organization that raises awareness on the bacterial infection Necrotizing Fasciitis, also known as the “Flesh Eating” bacteria. The Foundation is run entirely with donations and volunteer efforts.
attn. Donna Batdorff
2731 Porter SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
(616) 261-2538 or (860) 739-3474
Barr Foundation
A non-profit organization, that has established the Barr United Amputee Assistance Fund (BUAAF). The purpose of the fund is to purchase prosthetic limbs for amputees who cannot otherwise afford them. The creation of the fund was made possible by a generous donation from the Barr Foundation.
(407) 359-5500
American Amputee Foundation
attn. Jack East
P.O. Box 250218
Little Rock, AR 72225
(501) 666-9540
Limbs for Life Foundation
attn. Craig Gavras
120 North Robinson, STE 1913
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(888) 235-5462

CHILD RESOURCES

Camp Barnabas
A Christian camp for children and teens with medical, physical, or developmental disabilities.
Reach – Arm Deficient Children
Reach provides information and support for families with children who have hand or arm deficiencies, whether caused by trauma, disease or by congenital reasons.

HAND/PLASTIC SURGEONS

Bermant Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Michael Bermant, MD
Encyclopedic educational resource with many photographs and movies before, during and after surgery. Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Use this site to guide you through this extensive site now more than 700 pages.

PUBLICATIONS

ACA InMotion published bi-monthly by
Amputee Coalition of America
1932 Alcoa Highway – Suite 365
Knoxville, TN 37920
423-524-9772
ActiveLiving:  Health, Fitness & Recreation Magazine for People with disabilities.
Published bi-monthly by
Disability Today Publishing Group
627 Lyons Lane – Suite 203
Oakville, ON Canada, L6J5Z7
(905) 338-6894
Amputee Golfer Magazine official publication of the
National Amputee Golf Association
P.O. Box 5801
Coralville, Iowa 52241
(800) 633-NAGA
Challenge published quarterly by
Disabled Sports USA
451 Hungerford Dr. – Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 217-0960

BOOKS

Surviving the “Flesh-Eating Bacteria” by Jacqueline A. Roemmele and Donna Batdorff
Understanding, Preventing, Treating and Living with the Effects of Necrotizing Fasciitis (Proceeds will benefit NNFF)
Children With Limb Loss, A Handbook For Families
Three booklets based on three general phases of child development: birth to adolescence.
Results – There’s No Such Word as Can’t by Dale Berry
A winning strategy for achieving success and delivering bottom-line results
A Victory For Humanity by Dick Traum, PhD & Mike Celizic
The story of Dick Traum and the evolution of the Achilles track club for people with disabilities.
Coping With Limb Loss by Ellen Winchell, PhD
A practical guide to living with amputation for you and your family.

PROSTHETIC ORGANIZATIONS

The national certifying and accrediting body for the orthotic and prosthetic professions. The public requires and deserves assurance that the persons providing orthotic and prosthetic services and care are qualified to provide the appropriate services, and it was on this basis that the ABC was established as a credentialing organization.
As the pre-eminent professional organization in orthotics and prosthetics, the mission is to promote high standards of patient care through advocacy, education, and literature & research. In keeping with this mission the Academy is the professional organization representing practitioners credentialed by the ABCOP.
A national trade association committed to providing high quality, unprecedented business services and products to O&P professionals.
International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)
A multi-disciplinary organization comprised of persons who have a professional interest in the clinical, educational and research aspects of prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation engineering and related topics.
National Commission of Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)
The accreditation body for the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. As such, its primary mission and obligation is to ensure educational and residency programs meet the minimum standards of quality to prepare individuals to enter the O&P profession.
Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund (OPAF)
A nonprofit organization, a 501(c)(3) public charity, established and incorporated by the Orthotics and Prosthetics National Office. Dedicated initially to providing financial and in-kind support to the 1996 Paralympics, the Fund now generates its own initiatives through partnerships with individuals, organizations, and institutions engaged in raising public awareness of physical disability; and improving the quality of rehabilitation medicine, science, and technology.

OTHER MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS

BrainandSpinalCord.org
Reliable and timely resource on the internet for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors.

OUR WEBSITES

fingerprosthetics.com

handprosthetics.com

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