The National Limb Loss Resource Center is the nation’s leading source of information about limb loss and limb differences. The Center provides comprehensive information and resources free of charge to people with limb loss and their families, friends and healthcare professionals. Read more…
The support of those who have experienced the journey of limb loss can play a vital role in helping people recover and resume participation in life. We offer support groups, one-on-one conversation with a certified peer visitor, and our Facebook page to help provide this support. Read more…
Although designed for fun and excitement, a trip to an amusement park can be challenging and frustrating for someone with limb loss. Each year, the Amputee Coalition’s National Limb Loss Resource Center receives reports from people with limb loss about parks denying them access to rides and other attractions. This fact sheet will provide you with information on what to consider, as a person with limb loss, before including an amusement park as part of your vacation plans.
Planning a trip can be an exciting process as you eagerly await the opportunity to have some much-needed rest and relaxation. It may also be necessary for you to travel to visit with your friends and loved ones. One of the obstacles before getting you to your destination is navigating airport security. This fact sheet will provide you with information on what you need to know, as an individual with limb loss, before stepping through the security checkpoint.
Financial Assistance for Prosthetic Services, Durable Medical Equipment, and Other Assistive Devices
Some of the questions most frequently asked by amputees relate to the payment coverage for the costs of prosthetic fitting and associated services, and durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs, ramps and other adaptive equipment. This fact sheet will assist you in obtaining financial assistance for these devices that are essential to your day-to-day living.