Alexander Lyons, C.P.O

Resources

Organizations Online

O & P Online – The global resource for prosthetic and orthotic information. Reach – Arm Deficient Children – Reach provides information and support for families with children who have hand or arm deficiencies, whether caused by trauma, disease or by congenital reasons.

Amputee Coalition of America – A national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences.

Camp Barnabas – A Christian camp for children and teens with medical, physical, or developmental disabilities.

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Dana Bowman Limb Bank Foundation

Disabled Sports USA – DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events.

Eastern Amputee Golf Association – EAGA’s prime purpose is to organize and conduct amputee golfing events and “Learn to Golf” clinics for any physically challenged individual, provide communication between its members and act as a bridge between its members and the National Association.

I-CAN (Child Amputee Network) – an Internet mailing list to provide information and support contacts to children with absent or underdeveloped limbs and their parents.

Limbs For Life Foundation – To benefit amputees by promoting advanced research and to provide comfortable and fully functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it.

National Amputee Golf Association – A not-for-profit organization that offers physical and mental therapy to amputees through involvement with golf.

O & P Athlete Assistance Fund – The Orthotic & Prosthetic Athletic Fund supports year-round fitness and education programs that enable persons with disabilities to enjoy the rewards of physical fitness, social interaction, and personal achievement.

Publications

ACA Publications First Step: A Guide for Adapting to Limb Loss (published biannually), inMotion Magazine (published biennially), Connections,Expectations: Parenting Children and Teens with Limb Differences, andSenior Step, are all available through:

Amputee Coalition of America
900 E. Hill Ave., Ste. 285
Knoxville, TN 37915
888/AMP-KNOW (888/267-5669)

ActiveLiving Health, Fitness & Recreation Magazine for People with disabilites.
Published bi-monthly by
Disability Today Publishing Group
627 Lyons Lane – Suite 203
Oakville, ON Canada, L6J5Z7
(905) 338-6894

American Amputee Foundation
attn. Jack East
P.O. Box 250218
Little Rock, AR 72225
501-666-9540

Amputee Golfer Magazine official publication of the
National Amputee Golf Association
P.O. Box 5801
Coralville, Iowa 52241
(800) 633-NAGA

Challenge published quarterly by
Disabled Sports USA
451 Hungerford Dr. – Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 217-0960

Limbs for Life Foundation
attn. Craig Gavras
120 North Robinson, STE 1913
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
888-235-5462

Amputee Related Books

Results – There’s No Such Word as Can’t by Dale Berry
A winning strategy for achieving success and delivering bottom-line results

On The Ragged Edge Of Drop Dead Gorgeous by Ivy! Gunter & Paul Kartsonis
The courageous story of a New York model who lost her leg to cancer.
paperback – 160 pages, $14.95 + shipping & handling

Children With Limb Loss, A Handbook For Families
Three booklets based on three general phases of child development: birth to adolescence.
Several booklets by age and subject. Approximately 25 pages. Center for Limb Differences, Mary Free Bed Hospital and Rehab Center, 235 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Phone: (616) 454-7988.

Coping With Limb Loss by Ellen Winchell, PhD
A practical guide to living with amputation for you and your family.

A Victory For Humanity by Dick Traum, PhD & Mike Celizic
The story of Dick Traum and the evolution of the Achilles track club for people with disabilities.

The Novel Approach to Sexuality and Disability by Georgie Maxfield
Entertaining, often funny, educational and interesting approach to disability and its effects on sexual relationships.
Paperback – 195 pages, $7.95 + shipping $ handling

You’re Not Alone
Practical advice and 38 inspirational stories of amputees who have conquered the challenges of a lifetime.
Paperback – 358 pages