First Step is the Amputee Coalition’s guidebook to navigating your limb loss or limb difference journey. We’ve updated the book with new information and resources, and are offering it free to people in the limb loss or at-risk community.
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, don’t worry! You can still write to Congress to tell them to support people living with limb loss and limb difference who rely on the Resource Center for education and support.
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 to other people.
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.
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.
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.
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.