Advocacy Resources Tools and information that support the limb loss and limb difference community in advocating for a cause. Photo of person with limb difference using a laptop

Advocacy resources encompass a wide range of tools and information that support the limb loss and limb difference community in advocating for a cause. We provide information about how to contact your legislators and provide talking points and fact sheets below on a variety of the Amputee Coalition’s priorities.

What is Advocacy? 

Advocacy is how we make change happen. Your voice matters. You’re an expert on living with limb loss or limb difference. We empower you with the skills to tell your story and the know-how about the latest policy issues to make a difference for yourself and millions of people living with limb loss and limb difference.

Advocacy can take various forms, including:

Meeting with Legislators: Providing information and educating lawmakers on the laws and policies that impact the limb loss and limb difference community.

Public Awareness Campaigns: Raising awareness among the public and policymakers about specific issues through media campaigns, grassroots organizing, and public events.

Policy Research and Analysis: Conducting research to provide evidence-based information that supports a particular policy position or reform.

  • Get involved with scientific research opportunities and play an important role in improving the lives of people who have limb loss or limb difference.

Coalition Building: Forming alliances and partnerships with like-minded organizations and individuals to amplify the impact of advocacy efforts.

Grassroots Mobilization: Encouraging and mobilizing ordinary citizens to advocate for a cause by contacting their representatives, participating in rallies, and engaging in other forms of activism.

Become an Advocate!

We know that making sure your rights are protected in your community is critical. Join the Amputee Coalition as an Advocate to amplify your voice!

Know Your Rights

Federal Resources

Always verify the information and check for the latest updates on these websites. Additionally, consider reaching out directly to relevant agencies for personalized assistance and the most accurate information tailored to your specific needs.

State Resources 

State resources for the limb loss and limb difference community can vary widely, and it’s essential to check with your specific state’s government and local organizations for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Here are some general types of state-level resources you may want to explore:

Local Centers for Independent Living (CILs):

Disability Rights Organizations:

Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Your state’s Department of Health and Human Services may offer programs, services, and information related to healthcare, rehabilitation, and disability support.
  • Find your state’s Health Department.

Medicaid Programs:

  • Medicaid programs at the state level may offer healthcare coverage and services for individuals with disabilities. Check with your state’s Medicaid office for specific details.
  • Find your state’s Medicaid program.

Medicaid Waiver Programs:

Disability Services Agencies:

  • Many states have agencies dedicated to providing services and support for individuals with disabilities. These agencies may offer information on healthcare, education, employment, and community resources.
  • Find your state’s Disability Agency.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services:

Rehabilitation Services:

  • State rehabilitation services can provide assistance with vocational training, job placement, and other support services for individuals with disabilities.
  • Find your state’s Workforce Agency.

Older Adult Services:

Assistive Technology Programs:

To find specific resources in your state, consider visiting your state government’s official website or contacting local disability organizations. Additionally, reaching out to healthcare professionals, support groups, or rehabilitation centers in your area can help you connect with relevant resources.

Stay Connected!

Join the Advocacy Community on AC Connect for advocacy conversations and updates.