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National Amputation Foundation, Inc.

National. Founded 1919. Offers support, referrals and information to all amputees. 'Amp to Amp' program links individuals with others with similar amputations. Newsletter, information and referrals. Donated medical equipment given to any person in need. Items must be picked up at the office. Scholarship program open to full-time college students who have a major limb amputation.
National Amputation Foundation
40 Church St.
Malverne, NY 11565
Voice: 516-887-3600
Fax: 516-887-3667
Verified: 2/19/2014

Online. Founded 1981. A comprehensive resource for families and friends of children with limb differences. Establishes contact with other families of children with limb differences through its forum.
Verified: 3/5/2014

Amputee Coalition

National. 260 affiliated groups. Mission is to reach out to people with limb loss and to empower them through education, support and advocacy. Maintains the National Limb Loss Information Center which is a comprehensive source of information for people living with limb differences. Helps to start groups. Offers referrals to Amputee Coalition certified peer visitors. Publishes information packet on starting a support group and two magazines, 'inMotion' and First Step: A Guide for Adapting to Limb Loss.'
Amputee Coalition
9303 Center St.
Suite 100
Manassas, VA 20110
Voice: 1-888-267-5669
Verified: 11/1/2013

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