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National Conference and Youth Camp Announcements

May 22, 2024 |

Innovative Disability Rights Advocate Nicole Ver Kuilen Joins National Conference Speaker Lineup!

Nicole Ver Kuilen smiles while standing on a beach. She is wearing a fleece green and beige jacket and a blue cap.

 is a disability rights advocate, cancer survivor, and social impact leader dedicated to using her talents for meaningful, systemic change. She founded the nonprofit advocacy organization Forrest Stump after facing insurance denials for nearly two decades and completed a 1,500-mile ultra-triathlon on a prosthesis built only for walking.

Her innovative advocacy and awareness campaigns have sparked national change, laying the foundation for her current role helping to lead , a landmark state-based policy initiative creating access to prostheses and orthoses for physical activity as medically necessary healthcare. She enjoys outdoor adventures in the Pacific Northwest and not only ran the Boston Marathon in 2024 for the second time, as a professional para-athlete, but placed 2nd with a 10-minute PR!

Don’t miss this chance to hear from Nicole in person at the Amputee Coalition National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Join us from Wednesday, August 7th through Saturday, August 10th.  as early-bird registration is only available until Tuesday, June 4.

So Every BODY Can Move Day at ACNC24

We are excited to announce that Wednesday, August 7, 2024, will be So Every BODY Can Move Day at this years’ Amputee Coalition National Conference. This special day is dedicated to celebrating movement, empowerment, and community engagement for individuals living with limb loss and limb difference.

How You Can Participate:

  1. Register: If you haven’t already, make sure to register for the conference on our Conference Portal.
  2. Spread the Word: Share this exciting theme day with your friends, family, and social networks. Let’s make it a memorable event!

Engage: Attend the uninterrupted clinics on Wednesday, August 7th. There will be adaptive sports including pickleball, line dancing, yoga, martial arts, and creative sessions including theater/play reading, headshots and photoshoots, and several more. Get all the details on the website.

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Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp Special Announcement!

Our YEP Leadership Council Members are excited for camp this year in Texas… Are you? Hear from the Leadership Council why they are excited to gather at Youth Camp this summer on our Instagram. Share YEP resources with youth ages 10-17 who may be interested in attending. Applications are due May 31st- get all details at YEP Youth Camp Eligibility Requirements and apply today!