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What are some support groups for amputees?

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The Amputee Coalition provides support services to amputees with a goal of helping them recover effectively and achieve their full potential, the group explains. Other organizations, such as Chicago Area Amputees and the University of Michigan Community Amputee Network, provide regional and community-specific support, according to their websites.

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Specific projects of the Amputee Coalition offer online educational resources, including video publications covering topics such as pain management. Legislative advocacy targeting issues like affordable insurance coverage, reasonable travel accommodation and adequate research funding, are also available, according to the organization. The group also provides information on local support networks and how to locate other types of support services.

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