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

  • Links which provide useful information specific to children with limb loss or orthopedic disability
  • Sports club or organization links that meet the needs of a regional or national population.
  • No product driven links or advertisements

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 Fallon Stewart at

Professional Organizations

www.apta.org official website for the American Physical Therapy Association

www.aota.org official website for the American Occupational Therapy Association

www.aaos.org official website for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons to serve the profession, champion the interests of patients, and advance the highest quality musculoskeletal health.

ispoint.org 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.

www.aopanet.org 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.

www.oandp.org official website of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy and collaboration.

www.gcmas.net official website for the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society; 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

www.pando.ca official website for the Canadian Association for Prosthetist and Orthotist

www.caot.ca official website for the Canadian association of Occupational Therapists

www.physiotherapy.ca official website for the Canadian Physiotherapist Association

Adaptive Sports/Camps/Fitness/Recreation


Camps

Camp No Limits www.nolimitsfoundation.org 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.

Water sports

Association of Amputee Surfers www.ampsurf.org 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 usawaterski.org 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 www.ussailing.org Provides instruction and environment for disabled individuals to experience the thrill of sailing

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

Tennis

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

Soccer

US Power Soccer Association www.powersoccerusa.net 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

World Team Sports Cycling www.worldteamsports.org 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.

Snow Skiing/Snowboarding/Cross country

Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) disabledskiing.ca 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 www.psia.org 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

Universal Wheelchair Football Association www.rwc.uc.edu/kraimer/page1.htm Wheelchair football is an extremely fun and adaptable sport that almost ANYONE can play.

Wilderness Activities

Wilderness Inquiry, adventure travel www.wildernessinquiry.org 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.

Accessible Canadian Adventures www.acadventures.ca coordinates and arranges hunting, fishing and wildlife photography adventures specifically for disabled sportsmen and women.

Health and Fitness

YMCA www.ymca.net 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 www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org 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 www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan 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

Achilles Track Club www.achillestrackclub.org 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

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

Sports Organizations

Wheelchair Sports USA www.wsusa.org Carrying the Torch for American Wheelchair Athletes. Dedicated to the Guidance and Growth of Wheelchair Sports.

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

Paralyzed Veterans of America www.pva.org Official Website of the Paralyzed Veterans of America

National Sports Center for the Disabled www.nscd.org 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 www.ncpad.org 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.

National Junior Disability Championship www.njdc.net The National Junior Disability Championships are a program of Wheelchair Sports, USA. National Disability Sports Alliance, Disabled Sports USA and the United States Association for Blind Athletes now recognize and support it. At each National Junior Disability Championships, competitions are held in Olympic-style events including track, field, pentathlon, boccia, swimming, archery, table tennis, 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball and weightlifting

Lakeshore Foundation www.lakeshore.org 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 www.usparalympics.org and Canadian Paralympic www.paralympic.ca official Committee websites for these countries with links to other regions and the international committees

Dwarf Athletic Association of America www.daaa.org 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 www.dsusa.org 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 and Disability Resource Directory for Canadian Amputees www.amputee.ca 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.) www.pathintl.org 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 www.adaptedsports.org 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 www.ccpsa.ca/en/default.aspx -- The CCPSA is an athlete focused national organization administering and governing sport opportunities targeted to athletes with CP and related disabilities.

STRIDE Adaptive Sports www.stride.org 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. www.invafit21.com 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)

Resources

General Resources

• ABILITY Magazine. www.abilitymagazine.com 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 activelivingmagazine.com provides information as well as subscriptions for various magazines and books to promote healthy lifestyle for individuals with disabilities

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

• The Amputation Help and Resource Guide www.1800wheelchair.ca/news/post/amputation-help-and-resource-guide.aspx A section within Canada's 1-800-Wheelchair website which lists many helpful links to other topic related websites.

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

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

• JACPOC Newsletters www.acpoc.org/library historical electronic preservation of journal articles from ACPOC earlier years which also can be directly accessed on this website

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

• Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg-Leg Pirate www.peglegpirate.org 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 youinspire.org 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 depts.washington.edu/healthtr 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 www.camo.qc.ca Help develop strategies to integrate individuals with disabilities into the Canadian work force

• Going to College www.going-to-college.org 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 www.syntiro.org/hrtw/about_us/index.html 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 healthytransitionsny.org 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.

• Talking With Your Doctor hctransitions.ichp.ufl.edu/gladd The GLADD approach is used through several video examples to allow young people with or without disabilities the opportunity to experience and practice this helpful approach to talking with health care professionals

Technology Resources

• Exoskeleton www.exoskeleton-suit.com provides unbiased current news and information about the coming revolution of exoskeleton suit technology for wheelchair users from public sources and direct communications with manufacturers.

• O&P Digital Technologies www.oandp.com 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 www.nupoc.northwestern.edu/index.html 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 www.newdisability.com 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 www.amputee-coalition.org official website of the Amputee Coalition of America whose mission is to empower people with limb loss through advocacy, education, and support

• I-CAN www.child-amputee.net 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.

• National Youth Leadership Network nyln.org National Youth Leadership Network, The National Voice for young Leaders with disabilities. Also has website links for scholarship information.

• Stumps R Us www.stumps.org Support group using humor to aid fellow amputees

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