ACPOC - The Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics Founded in 1978

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Welcome to the links section of the ACPOC website. In this section you will find:

Our goal is not to duplicate the comprehensive link registries available on the larger amputee organizations websites. These sites are not controlled or maintained by ACPOC. The Association is not responsible for the content of any material presented or discussed on the referenced site nor does it monitor those sites or ensure that the site addresses are accurate.

If you have a link which may fit above criteria, please submit your link to .

These sites are not controlled or maintained by ACPOC. The Association is not responsible for the content of any material presented or discussed on the referenced site nor does it monitor those sites or ensure that the site addresses are accurate. Please read our Linking Policy.

Please Note: ACPOC does not have any physicians or clinicians on staff and cannot answer medical questions about specific treatments, diagnoses, symptoms, or provide physician referrals. Thank you.

Professional Organizations Go to top of page official website for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) official website for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) official website for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to serve the profession, champion the interests of patients, and advance the highest quality musculoskeletal health. official website of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), is a multi-disciplinary organization comprised of persons who have a professional interest in the clinical, educational and research aspects of prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation engineering and related areas. official website of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA), a national trade association committed to providing high quality, unprecedented business services and products to O&P professionals. official website of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP) is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy and collaboration. official website for the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS); an association of professionals involved in the stimulation and advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of gait and human movement analysis in both the clinical and research setting official website for the Canadian Association for Prosthetics and Orthotics (CAPO) official website for the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) official website for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)

Adaptive Sports/Camps/Fitness/Recreation Go to top of page

Camps Go to top of page

Camp No Limits The vision of Camp No Limits is to be the leading camp for young people with limb loss, and their families, in the United States and abroad and to be recognized for camper satisfaction, amputee education, peer support and age specific physical, recreational and social skill development. Camp sites include California, Maine, Idaho, and Florida.

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AmpSurf A non-profit organization whose mission is to Promote, Inspire, Educate, and Rehabilitate people with disabilities, including children, through adaptive surfing and the healing power of the ocean.

USA Waterski Water skiing has been adapted so that physically disabled athletes can participate and compete in all three events traditional to able-bodied competition.

USA Sailing Provides instruction and environment for disabled individuals to experience the thrill of sailing

American Canoeing Association This site has info on canoeing and kayaking including adaptive paddling.

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US tennis Association www.usta.comThe official tennis site and includes links for adaptive and wheelchair tennis allowing search for programs by zipcode.

Soccer Go to top of page

US Power Soccer Association The Official Site of the United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA) which governs the sport of Power Soccer in the United States and helps promote the sport on a national and international level.

Cycling Go to top of page

World Team Sports Cycling World T.E.A.M Sports (The Exceptional Athlete Matters) uses the universal power of sports to create soul-stirring experiences by teaming disabled athletes with able-bodied athletes.

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Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) this Canadian organization's main objective is to assist individuals with a disability to lead richer and fuller lives through active participation in recreational and competitive snow skiing and snowboarding.

Professional Ski Instructors of America The purpose of the site is to provide members, press, and consumers with a wide variety of resources related to snowsports and teaching, including adaptive skiing.

Football Go to top of page

Universal Wheelchair Football Association Wheelchair football is an extremely fun and adaptable sport that almost ANYONE can play.

Wilderness Activities Go to top of page

Wilderness Inquiry, adventure travel Offers a wide variety of canoe, sea kayak, dogsled, raft, horse pack and hiking trips throughout North America and the World. And make the outdoors accessible to everyone, including persons with disabilities.

Health and Fitness Go to top of page

YMCA YMCAs are at the heart of community life across the country: 42 million families and 72 million households are located within three miles of a YMCA. 448 YMCA's throughout the country offer fitness classes for people with disabilities.

Produce for Better Health Foundation PBH is a non-profit consumer education foundation whose purpose is to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve public health.

Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition We Can! is the U.S. government program designed for families and communities to help children achieve a healthy weight through improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.

Track and Field Go to top of page

Achilles Track Club Achilles is a worldwide organization, represented in sixty countries. Their mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics, to promote personal achievement, enhanced self esteem, and the lowering of barriers between people.

Hockey Go to top of page

US Ice Hockey national website includes section for disabled, amputee, and special needs hockey information.

Sports Organizations Go to top of page

Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports, USA Carrying the Torch for American Wheelchair Athletes. Dedicated to the Guidance and Growth of Wheelchair Sports.

Spokes 'n Motion (disabled sports equipment) Spokes 'n Motion works with many companies to help continue offering and creating new opportunities to the disabled community.

Paralyzed Veterans of America Official Website of the Paralyzed Veterans of America

National Sports Center for the Disabled Founded in 1970, the National Sports Center for the Disabled's mission is to positively impact the lives of people with any physical or mental challenge through quality adaptive recreation programs in over 20 sports.

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability NCPAD is an information center concerned with physical activity and disability. Being physically active is good for every body. That's a message you will find many times on this site.

Lakeshore Foundation Lakeshore Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes independence for persons with physically disabling conditions and opportunities to pursue active healthy lifestyles.

USA Paralympic and Canadian Paralympic official Committee websites for these countries with links to other regions and the international committees

Dwarf Athletic Association of America DAAA was formed in 1985 to develop, promote and provide quality amateur level athletic opportunities for dwarf athletes in the United States. Their mission is "To encourage people with dwarfism to participate in sports regardless of their level of skills."

Disabled Sports USA A national nonprofit organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability.

Amputee Resoures for Canadian Amputees An online resource and directory for amputees in Canada and around the world with Canadian and International links to amputee and disability related web sites to provide quick access to some of the best amputee resources available

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) PATH International is a national non-profit organization that changes and enriches lives by promoting excellence in equine assisted activities. PATH Intl is the voice for Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) where individuals with and without special needs experience the rewarding benefits horse interactions.

American Association of Adapted Sports Programs Originating in Georgia, AAASP's mission is to oversee the partnership of leaders in education and community to lay the foundation for a national network of interscholastic adapted athletic programs.

Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association -- The CCPSA is an athlete focused national organization administering and governing sport opportunities targeted to athletes with CP and related disabilities.

STRIDE Adaptive Sports STRIDE is a multidisciplinary, educational organization specializing in therapeutic recreation-related services for individuals with disabilities spanning over many Northeastern states.

INVAFIT21 Club e. V. Europe's First International Youth Amputee and Dysmelia Patients Sports and Activities Program. This Europe-wide club offers adapted sports to individuals, ages 5 to 25; including swimming, Yoga, fitness, gymnastics, horse riding, and aerobics as well as a competitive athletic program. (Website primary language: German)

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General Resources

• ABILITY Magazine. The brain-child of business leader and former publisher of National Lampoon Chet Cooper, ABILITY Magazine uses celebrity interviews and human interest stories to build awareness that disability is part of the fabric of life. Included are articles on technology, education, employment, travel and medical advancements, all with a healthy dose of fun and humor.

• Active Living Magazine provides information as well as subscriptions for various magazines and books to promote healthy lifestyle for individuals with disabilities

• ALterGo In a word, the Association's mission is "to promote sports and recreation for disabled persons". Canada

• The Amputation Help and Resource Guide A section within Canada's 1-800-Wheelchair website which lists many helpful links to other topic related websites.

• Cerebral Palsy Guide Provides support and information for families and individuals with CP.

• Children's Wish Foundation Foundation to grant wishes to kids with life threatening or limiting diseases

• Global HELP (Health Education using Low-cost Publications) A humanitarian organization providing free health-care information to developing countries and is committed to making medical knowledge accessible worldwide.

• Starlight Children's Foundation Canada Mandated to improve the equality of life of children with serious illness

• Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg-Leg Pirate The Krewe's purpose is to help amputees and their families as well as organizations that assist amputees. Members provide services, scholarships and equipment that can enhance the lives of amputees of any age.

• You Inspire a nonprofit that features video stories of support and encouragement by survivors/overcomers for those facing difficult times (i.e. recent diagnosis or other life challenge).

Transition Resources

• Adolescent Health Transition Project The Adolescent Health Transition Project is designed to help smooth the transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with special health care needs. This site is a resource for information, materials, and links to other people with an interest in health transition issues.

• CAMO pour personnes handicapees Help develop strategies to integrate individuals with disabilities into the Canadian work force

• Going to College This Web site contains information about living college life with a disability. It's designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help you get a head start in planning for college.

• Healthy & Ready to Work National Resource Center This website has many tools for youth with special health care needs (YSHCN) with the mission that they receive the services necessary to transition to all aspects of adulthood, including adult health care, employment and independence.

• Healthy Transitions This website is a resource for youth with developmental disabilities ages 14-25 years, family caregivers, service coordinators, and health care providers featuring video vignettes that demonstrate health transition skills and interactive tools that foster self determination and collaboration.

Technology Resources

• O&P Digital Technologies An Internet portal dedicated to providing comprehensive information and services to the orthotics and prosthetics profession. The site is owned and operated by a Florida internet technology company that provides a full range of web/software development and technology services tailored to the O&P profession.

• Prosthetics Research Laboratory and Rehabilitation Engineering Research Program at Northwestern University The goal of their research is to improve the quality of life for persons who use prostheses (limb replacements) and orthoses (assistive systems) through creative applications of science and engineering to the P&O field located in RIC

• Wheelchair features informative articles about wheelchairs, wheelchair accessories and wheelchair sports. Also included are interviews with disabled athletes and a collection of free wheelchair sports videos.

Support Groups

• Amputee Coalition of America official website of the Amputee Coalition of America whose mission is to empower people with limb loss through advocacy, education, and support

• I-CAN Bill Baughn and his wife, Joyce, a bilateral below elbow amputee since age six, established I-CAN (International Child Amputee Network) and an Internet mailing list to provide information and support contacts to children with absent or underdeveloped limbs and their parents.

• Stumps R Us Support group using humor to aid fellow amputees

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