This is our ongoing blog, where we cover a variety of topics affecting amputees and the broader disability community.
At this year’s virtual Advocacy Forum in late April, advocates from across the United States wrote to their Senators and Representatives asking them to support funding for the National Limb Loss Resource Center®. If you weren’t able to join the Advocacy Forum, ...continue.
Young people who know how to advocate for themselves (also called self-advocacy) are more confident, and use that important skill to support lifelong success. Unfortunately, not every child is taught how to understand their needs and be able to communicate those needs ...continue.
As our armed services evolve and women take on more front‑line roles and responsibilities, we must make sure we are addressing the health and well‑being of women with combat-related amputations when they come back home. ...continue.
Relationships and intimacy are some of the greatest things we experience as people. Without these things, life may seem unbearable and meaningless. Nevertheless, while relationships can be sources of joy and pleasure, they also take work to maintain. ...continue.
The Amputee Coalition’s volunteer-led programs are at the core of our ability to effect change. The positive influence we can have on our own life journey is profound when we find a renewed sense of purpose in helping others. ...continue.