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Online Communication Resources
The Amputee Coalition has a network of over 300 registered support groups. These groups provide an invaluable place for people with limb loss to connect with one another. However, support from a traditional amputee support group is not always available, due to distance and/or preference. The Amputee Coalition has several options for people with limb loss to communicate online with one another. These resources are for those with limb loss, as well as their friends and family members.
Be Aware When Online
As always, we encourage you to use caution when sharing personal information online. Devotees (individuals who express a strong sexual interest in amputees and people with limb difference) can be active on social media and websites that are designed for the limb loss community. To discourage unwanted attention, be mindful when posting information and photos online and interacting with people you may not know.
Amputee Coalition on Facebook
Our Facebook page is both active and interactive. With over 100,000 followers and “likes,” it is a great place to connect with others in the limb loss community. You can ask questions, find support and keep up with news and events from the Amputee Coalition. Our Facebook page can be found here: facebook.com/AmputeeCoalition.
Amputee Coalition on Twitter
As with Facebook, we are on Twitter as a source for people with limb loss to connect with one another. Our Twitter account has close to 10,000 followers and is another outlet to keep up with news and events and to post questions and get feedback from the limb loss community. You can view our page and follow us on Twitter here: twitter.com/AmputeesUSA.
Our Instagram account is growing, with over 17,000 followers. You can submit your photo to share your stories of success and challenges and to keep up with Amputee Coalition events. You can join us on Instagram here: instagram.com/amputeecoalition.
It is not the intention of the Amputee Coalition to provide specific medical or legal advice but rather to provide consumers with information to better understand their health and healthcare issues. The Amputee Coalition does not endorse any specific treatment, technology, company, service or device. Consumers are urged to consult with their healthcare providers for specific medical advice or before making any purchasing decisions involving their care.
This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90LLRC0001-01-00, from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.
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