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National Amputation Foundation, Inc.
National. Founded 1919. Offers support, referrals and information to all amputees. 'Amp to Amp' program links individuals with others with similar amputations. Newsletter, information and referrals. Dues $25/yr. Donated medical equipment given to any person in need. Items must be picked up at the office. Scholarship program open to full-time college students who have a major limb amputation. Write: National Amputation Foundation 40 Church St. Malverne, NY 11565 Voice: 516-887-3600 Fax: 516-887-3667 Website: http://www.nationalamputation.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/26/2012
American Amputee Foundation, Inc.
National. Founded 1975. Support and educational information, referrals and peer support for amputees. Hospital visitation and counseling. Group development guidelines, national resource directory for patients, families and caregivers. Individual membership $25/yr. Write: American Amputee Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 94227 North Little Rock, AR 72116 Voice: 501-835-9290 Fax: 501-835-9292 Website: http://www.americanamputee.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 4/10/2012
National. 240 affiliated groups. Mission is to reach out to people with limb loss and to empower them through education, support and advocacy. Maintains the National Limb Loss Information Center which is a comprehensive source of information for people living with limb differences. Offers referrals to Amputee Coalition certified peer visitors. Publishes information packet on starting a support group and two magazines, 'inMotion' and 'First Step: A Guide for Adapting to Limb Loss.' Write: Amputee Coalition 900 E. Hill Avenue Suite 290 Knoxville, TN 37915 Voice: 1-888-267-5669 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm EST) Fax: 865-525-7917 Website: http://www.amputee-coalition.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/26/2012
I-CAN (International Child Amputee Network)
Online. 350 members. Founded 1995. Mailing list for parents of children with either acquired or congenital limb loss. Opportunity to share experiences with other parents and mentors who grew up as amputees. Website: http://www.child-amputee.net E-mail: email@example.com (Listserv) Verified: 6/29/2012
Online. Founded 1981. A comprehensive resource for families and friends of children with limb differences. Establishes contact with other families of children with limb differences through its forum. Website: http://www.limbdifferences.org Verified: 6/29/2012
AMP-L Amputee List
Online. Founded 1995. Moderated forum for adult amputees and interested others to exchange ideas and discuss matters of mutual interest. Provides support and a platform to discuss the amputee experience from many different perspectives. Website: http://www.mailman2.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/AMP-L Verified: 6/29/2012
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