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50 Legs

The purpose of 50 Legs is to help amputees with the necessary care and prosthetics that they could not otherwise afford, to help them live a happier and healthier life, to advocate for amputee's needs for proper prosthetics and foster public education and awareness.

50legs.org

Access Alaska

Access Alaska is a private, non-profit, consumer-controlled organization that provides independent living services to people who experience a disability. As an Independent Living Center, our mission is to encourage and promote the total integration of people who experience a disability and Alaskan elders to live independently in the community of their choice. Through our assistance and support individuals with disabilities can identify and obtain needed services in an effort to maintain their independence as opposed to living in an institution.

accessalaska.org

Adaptive Sport Foundation

The Adaptive Sports Center enhances the quality of life of people with disabilities through exceptional outdoor adventure activities. The successful programs the ASC provides are inclusive to families and friends, empower our participants in their daily lives and have a positive enduring effect on self efficacy, health, independence and overall well-being.

adaptivesports.org

American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists

The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy, and collaboration.

oandp.org

American Amputee Soccer

The American Amputee Soccer Association is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, and is the governing body for Amputee Soccer in the United States. The Association is solely responsible for training and fielding a team to represent the United States in International play.

ampsoccer.org

American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) sets the highest standards for quality orthotic, prosthetic, and pedorthic care. ABC certification, facility accreditation and mandatory continuing education programs represent the profession’s most rigorous professional achievements.

abcop.org

American Orthotic Prosthetic Association

The mission of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association is to work for favorable treatment of the O&P business in laws, regulation and services; to help members improve their management and marketing skills; and to raise awareness and understanding of the industry and the association.

aopanet.org

Amputee Blade Runners

Amputee Blade Runners was founded by two prosthetists, with the idea that giving someone one piece of equipment could change their life. That's exactly what happened to our co-founder, Ryan Fann, when a local prosthetic company gave Ryan his first running leg after high school. Ryan excelled in sports throughout middle school and high school, but when he was fitted for his first running leg, the world opened up. He went on to run track at Tennessee State University and even earned a GOLD Medal in the Paralympics.

amputeebladerunners.com

Amputee Coalition

(ACA) To reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.

amputee-coalition.org

Arthritis Foundation

A voluntary health agency covering all arthritis and related conditions.

arthritis.org

Camp No Limits

Camp No Limits is a non-profit organization 501 (c)(3) providing camps for children with limb loss, and education, mentorship, and support to these children and their families.

Camp No Limits is the only camp for young people with limb loss & their families, creating a network of support for all the campers. Camp No Limits offers therapeutic programs with specialized professionals, including physical & occupational therapist, prosthetist & adult amputees role models.

nolimitsfoundation.org

Canadian Amputee Sport Association

The Canadian Amputee Hockey Committee was established on February 25th, 2001 by Canadian Amputee Sports
Association. Our goal is to develop amputee hockey for both recreation and competitive play.

canadianamputeesports.ca

Challenge Alaska

Challenge Alaska improves the lives of people with disabilities, their families and the whole community through adaptive sports, therapeutic recreation, and education.

Participation in Challenge Alaska's programs helps people break down the barriers that may exist for them in many aspects of life. We accomplish this by building confidence and security, creating an infrastructure for support, increasing mobility, and improving health. CA's mission promotes education, social development and involvement, employment, and the ultimate goal of independence.

challengealaska.org

Challenge Athletes Foundation

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

challengedathletes.org

Disable Sports USA

Providing adaptive sports opportunities for people with disabilities to develop independence, confidence and fitness through sports.

disabledsportsusa.org

 

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Services Trust

The Disabled American Veterans National Organization set up the DAV Charitable Service Trust to advance initiatives that might not fit easily into the scheme of what is traditionally offered through the VA, state veterans' programs, or the veterans' service organizations.

cst.dav.org

Employment Resources for Military Spouses

It may seem stressful to consider working when balancing the demands of being a military spouse. Being a military spouse often means relocating. It may also mean being the primary caregiver during deployments and training away from home. However, many military spouses today are able to have full-time jobs that fit their lifestyle. This may include jobs with flexible schedules and work-from-home options.

realwarriors.net

Guide to Financial Assistance for Military Families

Life in a military family is tough. Not only do you have the pressures of living a soldier’s life, but you also face significant financial pressure when it’s difficult to get a civilian job due to multiple PCOS orders and frequent deployments. At RetailMeNot, we value our military service members, and we want you to know that help is available when you face a financial pinch.

retailmenot.com

International Child Amputee Network

nternational Child Amputee Network (I-CAN) a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to promoting education, support, information, and empowerment to traumatic and congenital limb different children and their families. I-CAN is committed in bringing together these children and their families to enhance the quality of life for the children and young adults based on the concept of mentors helping families, parent helping parents, and kids helping kids.

child-amputee.net

Inner Wheel USA Foundation

Inner Wheel USA has a project to provided upper extremity myoelectric prosthesis to limb deficient children

innerwheelusa.com

Limbs for Life Foundation

The Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.

limbsforlife.org

Lower Extremity Amputee Providing Support (LEAPS)

L.E.A.P.S. Across the Heartland was established in 1987 as a support and resource organization with a focus on peer support to new amputees. Our objective is to help the new amputee through example, encouragement and education.

angelfire.com/mo/LEAPSamps

National Amputee Golf Association

NAGA was comprised of a small group of amputee golfers who played friendly games that quickly developed into regional tournament play in various cities across the United States.  Today, NAGA has over 2500 members worldwide.

nagagolf.org

National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics

National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics & Prosthetics.  Your voice for professional O&P Patient Care

www.naaop.org

National Commission on Orthotic & Prosthetic Education

The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) is 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.

www.ncope.org

NYU Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

Rusk Rehabilitation has been ranked the best rehabilitation program in New York and one of the top ten in the country since 1989, when U.S. News & World Report introduced its annual "Best Hospitals" rankings. Rusk is among the most renowned centers of its kind for the treatment of adults and children with disabilities—home to innovations and advances that have set the standard in rehabilitation care for every stage of life of life and every phase of recovery.

rusk.med.nyu.edu

Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund

The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) is a nonprofit organization, a 501(c) (3) public charity, established and incorporated in January 1995 by the former Orthotics and Prosthetics National Office. The Orthotics and Prosthetics National Office is now three separate organizations including The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA), The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) and The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC). Each of these organizations still supports OPAF through both financial and in-kind support. OPAF was initially dedicated to providing financial and in-kind support to the 1996 Paralympics, OPAF now generates its own initiatives through partnerships with individuals, organizations, and institutions engaged in:

  • improving the quality of life for O & P patients through health and fitness programs, and
  • raising public awareness of physical disability.

www.opafonline.org

Service Members’ Legal Rights While on Active Duty

As a member of the military, you are called on to sacrifice constantly for the good of your country. As a "thank you" for that sacrifice, the United States government has enacted several laws designed to protect your rights. When you are called to active duty, you will find that a number of additional benefits are enforced that can make your time on duty a little easier, both for you and for your family left behind. Here's what you need to know about your rights when you head overseas in service to our country.

justgreatlawyers.com

Sesame Street for Military Families

As many as 700,000 children under the age of five have a parent in the military. Recognizing the need for first-rate media-based resources to support military families, in fall 2006, Sesame Workshop launched the bilingual (English/Spanish), multimedia outreach initiative Talk, Listen, Connect: Helping Families During Military Deployment (TLC). This critical outreach tool helped military families and their young children cope with the challenges of deployment and build resilience in times of separation and change.

sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org

Team USA

The American Amputee Hockey Association (AAHA) is a non-profit sports organization founded in 2000 to develop opportunities for amputee and other disabled athletes to learn and play competitive hockey. The AAHA is a member of the Disabled Hockey Section of USA Hockey and is working to promote a fun and safe environment for the growth of hockey in the United States.

amputeehockey.org

The Given Limb Foundation

The Given Limb Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with amputations or diminished use of their limbs throughout the world. We aim to support outreach, education, research, and support for those who are facing or have had limb amputations or diminished use of their limbs, particularly our wounded military

givenlimb.org

The Heather Abbott Foundation

The Heather Abbott Foundation helps provide customized prostheses to those who have suffered limb loss through traumatic circumstances.

heatherabbottfoundation.org

Tips for Your Next PCS Move

About to embark on your very first Permanent Change of Station (PCS Move)? A seasoned pro at the moving game? We asked Facebook community for one thing they wish they knew before their last PCS. 

militaryspouse.com

Tom Perkins Legacy Foundation

The mission of the Tom Perkins Legacy Foundation is to continue TP’s tradition of generosity and support to those individuals whom have been affected by the loss of a limb, helping continue a standard and quality of life similar to that before their respective injury.  TPLF sets forth to raise funds for specialized secondary prosthetics to help patients in the extended Marin, San Francisco & San Mateo Counties – whether it be a specialized leg for running or accommodating high heels, or a parent needing a custom arm to accommodate a baseball glove to play catch with his or her child. 

tomperkinslegacy.org

Veterans Benefits for Seniors

According to the 2012 U.S. Census brief, Veterans age 65 or older numbered in excess of 12.4 million. These Veterans served in conflicts around the world including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and even in the Persian Gulf War. As Veterans age, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide benefits and services that address a variety of issues including the changing health risks they face, as well as financial challenges through VA benefits and health service.

benefits.va.gov

Wiggle Your Toes

Wiggle Your Toes shows amputees the way.

You’re here because of a life-changing event. We’re here to help you deal with the changes. So you can get back to the life you want. Here you’ll find the practical answers, tips and solutions to taking action and moving forward with confidence. Because we’ve been down the road you’re on, we’re here to show you the way.

wiggleyourtoes.org

Wounded Warrior Project

Whether you are a wounded veteran looking for a new career or an employer eager to hire skilled professionals, Warriors to Work is here to help.

woundedwarriorproject.org

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