Amputation

Amputee Coalition of America

Provides education, support, advocacy, and promotes limb loss prevention. Bi-monthly magazine inMotion. Provides a summer camp for kids with limb loss/limb difference, ages 10–17, free of charge.

888-267-5669 www.amputee-coalition.org

Challenged Athletes Foundation challenged

Seeks to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.

www.challengedathletes.org

City of Houston Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Check out the sports available for youth and adults with mobility constraints. They offer adaptive yoga, wheelchair basketball, adaptive aquatics and more.

www.houstontx.gov/parks/adaptivesports.html

Disabled Sports USA

Provides national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness by participating in community sports, recreation and education.

301-217-0960 www.disabledsportsusa.org

I-CAN Children’s Amputee Network

Promotes education, support, information, and empowerment. Extensive mentor program available.

www.child-amputee.net

ITT/Hartford Ski Spectacular

One of the nation’s largest winter sports festivals for people with disabilities.

www.disabledsportsusa.org/skispec/

Cancer Survivors Fund

Provides college scholarships and prosthetics for the benefit of persons diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment for cancer or in remission.

www.cancersurvivorsfund.org

Limbs for Life

Payment assistance for lower limb prosthetic care to amputees who have no other means to pay, including Medicare, insurance coverage or state assistance.

866-524-3949 [email protected]  www.limbsforlife.org

MPI Muilenburg Prosthetics

Helps those with limb loss achieve an improved quality of life with the most appropriate functional prosthesis. New amputees are invited for a pre-surgical visit to learn more about the practice, meet practitioners, and see the prosthetic technology available for each individual’s varied needs.

www.mpihouston.com

National Amputation Foundation

Pamphlets about recreational activities for amputees. Listings of support groups, resources, referrals. $25 membership includes bimonthly newsletter, The Amp. Check out the sports available for youth and adults with mobility constraints. They offer adaptive yoga, wheelchair basketball, adaptive aquatics and more.

www.nationalamputation.org

National Sports Center for Disabilities

Winter and summer programs in Winterpark, CO. Reservations required, prices vary

www.nscd.org

Self-Improvement Thru Riding Education

Therapeutic riding center that provides physical activities, emotional support, education and recreation to people with disabilities. Prices vary. Locations in Spring and Fort Bend.

281-356-7588 www.sire-htec.org

Texas Elks Children’s Service Prosthetic Grant Program

Coverage for limbs, hearing aids, telephonic equipment, bracing devices, adaptive/assistive devices for health such as seating, positioning, mobility, and integration equipment. Physician must fill out part of application. Call to locate nearest Elk Lodge to you.

www.texaselks.org

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