The holiday season brings added joy and, potentially, added challenges to the limb loss / limb difference community. Winter weather and air travel to visit family can pose new challenges. And amidst the holiday cheer, it’s sometimes difficult to make healthy choices. ...continue.
Most times we are thrown into the role of caregiver unexpectedly. It was never in our plan. We had so many dreams that now seem impossible in our current role as caregiver. We may scream with our inner voice, “What about me? ...continue.
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.
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.
Bill ensures a more transparent process for local coverage determinations. The Amputee Coalition urges the Senate to take action following House passage. ...continue.
This recorded webinar, presented by the nonprofit Legal Aid at Work, provides practical information about your rights and housing under Title II. ...continue.
Following on the heels of successful passage of Insurance Fairness legislation in Connecticut, insurance fairness is in motion in three states. ...continue.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.