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Local Support Groups

Kentucky:

Moving Forward Limb Loss Support Group

The Moving Forward Limb Loss Support Group provides emotional support and information to amputees, their family members or caregivers. The group holds many family-oriented events to encourage amputees to be active. Members will also receive a monthly newsletter and are encouraged to follow the group’s website (ampmovingforward.com) and Facebook page.

The Moving Forward Limb Support Group meets on the 4th Saturday of each month from 2-4 p.m. in Baptist Health Louisville’s second-floor Education Center.

There is no fee involved in being a member of the group. Anyone who has lost a limb or is facing the loss of a limb may attend meetings. Family and caregivers are welcome. 

For more information, call 502.509.6780 or email moving4wdamputeegroup@gmail.com.


North Carolina:


T.A.G. - Triangle Amputee Group
Meets Monthly on every 2nd Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:30pm


TAG HAS A NEW HOME FOR THE MONTHLY MEETING:
Cafe 3, Stedman Building
Duke Center for Living Campus
3475 Erwin Rd.
Durham, NC 27705

For more information, call or email:
Nancy Payne, RN, CNS, CWCN / 919.668.0135 / nancy.payne@duke.edu
Stella Sieber / 919.541.2179 / sieber@niehs.nih.gov

Website: www.triangleamputeesupport.org/index.php

Facebook: https://facebook.com/triangleamputeegroup

Wake Amputee Support Group

Raleigh Amputee Support Group meeting.  We will meet monthly at the Rex Outpatient Rehab, 2709 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh, Suite 200 at 5:30 PM. Please join us for good fun and fellowship.

Rev. Lummie Spann, Sr. - revspann@yahoo.com

New York:

Coming soon


Information & Support

American Board for Certification (ABC)
Facility and Practitioner Directory

www.oandpcare.org
ABC provides a Web site to use for locating ABC certified practitioners and accredited facilities. Visitors can search by name, zip code, city, or state. The site also provides Web links and phone numbers to a variety of organizations that provide information and services for people with limb loss.

Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)
www.amputee-coalition.org
ACA is a non-profit consumer educational organization providing education, support, and advocacy, and publishes “inMotion” magazine.

American Amputee Foundation (AAF)
www.americanamputee.org
AAF provides information, referral, peer counseling, self-help literature, and education.

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org
The American Diabetes Association offers support and education for diabetics and families of diabetics who have lost limbs due to amputation and/or nerve damage from the disease.

Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA)
www.dsusa.org
DSUSA promotes rehabilitation through sports and recreation. The Web site lists the nationwide network of community-based chapters that offer a variety of programs and publishes “Challenge” magazine.

Disability Today Publishing Group
www.aacpam.org
Disability Today is a committee of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and publishes “Active Living” magazine.

National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA)
www.nagagolf.org
NAGA currently has more than 2,500 members worldwide and promotes golf for amputees, and sponsors clinics and tournaments. It also publishes “Amputee Golfer” magazine.

United Amputee Services Association, Inc.
www.oandp.com/resources/organizations/uasa
The association provides information regarding amputation, limb care, returning to activities of daily life, and a variety of other topics. It publishes “A Survivor’s Guide for the Recent Amputee.”

Organizations

American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC)
www.abcop.org
ABC sets the standards for professionals and patient care facilities.

Limbs for Life Foundation
www.limbsforlife.org
A global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and to raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.

oandp.com
www.oandp.com
This Web site provides information on a wide variety of topics of interest for both the professional and the community.

Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics
www.acpoc.org

Challenge Athletes Foundation

It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.

www.challengedathletes.org

Bridge2Sports

Bridge II Sports, a non-profit organization, creates opportunities for children and adults who are physically challenged to play team and individual sports by providing equipment, developing sport teams and coaching, thereby helping them discover tenacity, confidence, self-esteem and the joy of finding the player within.

bridge2sports.org

Manufacturers

College Park
www.college-park.com

Endolite
www.endolite.com

Knit-Rite
www.knitrite.com

Ohio Willow wood
www.owwco.com

Ossur
www.ossur.com

Otto Bock
www.ottobockus.com