What Are Some Resources to Help Amputee Women?


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A few resources to help amputee women include the Amputee Coalition, Amputee Empowerment Partners, War Amps National Amputee Centre, the Wounded Warrior Project and AmpSurf. Book resources include "Just One Foot: How Amputation Cured My Disability" by Judy Johnson Berma and "Living With a Below-Knee Amputation: A Unique Insight From a Prosthetist/Amputee" by Richard Lee Riley, states Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics.

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Many resources for amputees are not limited to female members and have many male members, reports Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics. Each organization has its own focus as does each book resource. Most organizations, however, work to provide information about living without limbs and its effect on the individual's life, reports the Amputee Coalition. These organizations also often offer counseling resources and support groups that connect amputees with other amputees. Many organizations serve as a place for amputees to make new friends and become a more connected member of the amputee community, which can help amputees transition into a full and productive life.

The Department of Rehabilitation Services is a federal resource that is available to amputee women, and it works to provide information to amputees as well as their families about education opportunities and employment opportunities. However, this service may be more focused on disabilities than on amputees, notes Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics.

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