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In Stride

This is our ongoing blog, where we cover a variety of topics affecting amputees and the broader disability community.

Tell Congress: Support People with Limb Loss and Limb Difference!

Tell Congress: Support People with Limb Loss and Limb Difference!

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.
Advocacy in Action

Advocacy in Action: Learn to Advocate for Yourself

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.
Increased Research of Combat-Related Amputation in Women: Why it's Critical & Why it Matters

Increased Research of Combat-Related Amputation in Women: Why it’s Critical & Why it Matters

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.
Living with Limb Loss: Key Tips to Maintaining Healthy Relationships

Living with Limb Loss: Key Tips to Maintaining Healthy Relationships

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.
Natural Sensation for Amputees

Natural Sensation for Amputees

Investigators with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center are pursuing a system that attempts to provide sensory feedback for the hand via a direct interface to the residual peripheral nerve. ...continue.
Connecting With the Limb Loss and Limb Difference Community

Connecting With the Limb Loss and Limb Difference Community

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.