News and Perspectives

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver is rewarding but it’s also a lot of stress and hard work on the caregiver themselves. You will need to avoid what is called caregiver burnout. When you are beginning as a caregiver for an amputee everyone’s emotions are ...continue.

Stand Up And Say Something – How Caregivers Can Advocate for Recovery

What happens now? I said these words to the doctor in the hall of the hospital, on the way to my husband’s room, before his first surgery. An accident at work had led us to this spot, and I was pretty sure ...continue.
National Family Caregiver Month

National Family Caregiver Month

November is National Family Caregiver Month, a time to thank all of the spouses, family members, and friends how support their loved one after the loss of a limb. To all the caregivers, the National Limb Loss Resource Center has created the ...continue.

Connecticut Amputee Network Co-founder Wins Community Advocate Award

Herb Kolodny, co-founder of Connecticut Amputee Network (CAN), won the Community Advocate Award for his work passing legislation that protects insurance coverage for prosthetics. Herb helped create grassroots support for the legislation and worked with CAN co-founder Brenda Novak to drive bi-partisan ...continue.
Two States Launch Their First Support Groups

Two States Launch Their First Support Groups

Two states recently started their first amputee support group, bringing the total states with registered support groups to 47. ...continue.
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Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

As storm season begins in earnest, make sure to have a plan and know where you can find help. Take the time to learn more about disaster recovery and disaster preparedness. If you have need help now, visit these links and review ...continue.
House Passes Improvements to Medicare’s Local Coverage Program

House Passes Improvements to Medicare’s Local Coverage Program

Bill ensures a more transparent process for local coverage determinations. The Amputee Coalition urges the Senate to take action following House passage. ...continue.
Limb Loss Education Day

Limb Loss Education Day

San Antonio, West Orange and New Orleans are on our travel list! Join us to explore living well with limb loss. Great presenters, exhibitors, and adaptive activities – and lunch – make for a power-packed day. Learn more (and RSVP) today. ...continue.
Housing and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Housing and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act

This recorded webinar, presented by the nonprofit Legal Aid at Work, provides practical information about your rights and housing under Title II. ...continue.
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Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York: Insurance Fairness Action

Following on the heels of successful passage of Insurance Fairness legislation in Connecticut, insurance fairness is in motion in three states. ...continue.
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Countdown to Conference!

On July 12 we will be holding the opening ceremony for our 2018 National Conference. The Amputee Coalition’s first gatherings occurred in 1986 and numbered fewer than 50 people. Today, the attendees numbers top 1,000 and the events include educational session, technology demonstrations, a ...continue.
2018 Scholastic Scholarship Awards

2018 Scholastic Scholarship Awards

The Amputee Coalition created two scholarships on behalf of Scott Decker and Christina Skoski. Both physicians, they and their families want to help young people with limb loss to achieve and give back to their communities. ...continue.
Alvin "Al" Pike  January 6, 1942 ~ June 14, 2018

Alvin “Al” Pike January 6, 1942 ~ June 14, 2018

A voice for those requiring artistic and humanitarian rehabilitation has been silenced. Al was at the forefront of amputee consumer advocacy through his work at Ottobock and his advice and leadership in partnership with Mary Novotny during the development of what would ...continue.
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A Removal and a Response from CMS… It’s a Good Start

Last night the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long awaited Lower Limb Prosthetic Workgroup Consensus Document (Consensus Document). This document was the product of the Lower Limb Prosthetic Interagency Workgroup that was created in response to the backlash ...continue.
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Connecticut Makes Insurance Fairness Law!

On Friday, May 25, Governor Malloy of Connecticut signed Connecticut Senate Bill 376. This is the first state legislation passed since 2013 related to ensuring access to care and it signals a return to prioritizing state and grassroots engagement that had shifted ...continue.
Fourth Groundbreaking Limb Loss Task Force Discusses Strategies to Improve Evidence to Improve Quality of Limb Loss Care and Rehabilitation

Fourth Groundbreaking Limb Loss Task Force Discusses Strategies to Improve Evidence to Improve Quality of Limb Loss Care and Rehabilitation

The Amputee Coalition is the nation’s leading organization that serves people affected by limb loss and limb difference. In this role, it is leading a fourth Limb Loss Task Force to identify ways to improve the quality of evidence needed to optimize ...continue.
Limb Loss Awareness Month and You

Limb Loss Awareness Month and You

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month, and it’s all about telling our story. Individual stories of loss and recovery, stories about the Amputee Coalition and stories about how we move on with life after limb loss. ...continue.
Two Friends, Gone too Soon

Two Friends, Gone too Soon

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Brian and Tammy’s passing. They both contributed their talents and hearts to make the world a better place, enriching the limb loss community in the process. They will be missed. ...continue.
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Amputee CPV Makes Dream Come True for Mentee During Limb Loss Awareness Month

Two amputees inspired by Winter the dolphin will meet their hero at Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Wednesday, April 11, during Limb Loss Awareness Month. ...continue.
Aware That I’m Rare

Aware That I’m Rare

This January I had my sixth child, Ever Grey. As soon as the doctors handed her to me I knew something was different about her. ...continue.
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