Comprehensive Amputee Information
Searches by topic, type of amputation, age group, caretaker resources and information for new amputees too.
Below-Knee (Trans-Tibial) Manual
A break down of the amputation and care from incision to prosthetic care.
Above-Knee (Trans-Femoral) Manual
Subsidized Prosthetic Devices
For those who qualify:
Limbs for Life, http://limbsforlife.org, 1-888-234-5462
The Prosthetic Foundation, https://www.theprostheticfoundation.org/apply/, 210-237-4400
American Disabilities Act (ADA) information
Summary of ADA law in jobs, schools, transportation, all public and private places that are open to the public.
Connecting Online for People with Limb Loss
With Amputee Coalition sharing thoughts, feelings, wisdom, fears and triumphs are just a 'click' away.
Find a Support Group
A full list of support groups in the U.S. to help you find one near you. Support groups in the San Antonio area include:
San Antonio Amputee Foundation Support Group ( Meets 2nd Saturday of each month, 10 am, Warm Springs Rehab Hospital, 5101 Medical Drive, San Antonio)
SAAF Upper Extremity Amputee Support Group (Meets 1st Saturday of even numbered months, 10 am, Warm Springs Rehab Hospital, 5101 Medical Drive, San Antonio)
Get Your Limb On (430 FM 306, New Braunfels, TX 78130, 830-433-9188, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Support for Upper Extremity Youth and Families
Helping Hands provides emphasis on ability of upper extremity youth and encouragement via family networks.
Resources for Children and Their Families - Any Baby Can
Any Baby Can provides support through counseling for family members and referrals to local non-profits.
Buy or Sell Single Shoes
The Odd Shoe Finder lets you search an inventory of single shoes.
Over 100 Resource Links
Amplitude Media Group provides links on financial aid, adaptive sports, health assessments, job searches, and much more.
Rent or Buy a Computer
Easter Seals assists in buying or renting refurbished computers for the disabled user.
Educational Scholarships for People with Cancer
Specifically to provide college scholarships for people diagnosed with cancer.
Borrow or Buy Reused Medical Equipment
Project Mend is a local program that rents and helps pay for medical equipment and assistive technology
Find which discount health care and prescription benefits you're eligible for after a few quick questions.
Submit an application for access to shuttle pick-ups, free service to medical appointments and subsidized taxi.
Rebate Assistance for Vehicle Adaptive Equipment
Most automotive manufacturers offer rebate assistance to customers when they purchase mobility equipment.
Texas Tax Exemptions for People with Disabilities
Information on sales tax exemptions, motor vehicle tax exemptions and more. Vehicles are tax exempt if they are modified for operation by, transportation of, people with orthopedic disabilities.
Traveling and Vacations
Useful information and helpful hints for travelers with disabilities.
TSA Information for Travelers with Disabilities
Transportation Security Administration information and special procedures for travelers with disabilities.
Questions About Looking for a Job
Jan answers frequently asked questions about accommodations, laws, and links to start your job search.
Job Search Website for People with Disabilities
The premier job search website for people with disabilities.
South Texas Regional Adaptive and Paralympic Sports (STRAPS)
A calendar with adaptive soccer, basketball and sit volleyball. Those requiring special equipment are provided.
Texas Regional Para Sports
Amputee sports mostly for veterans/active duty but there are some real gems open to everyone if you look.
National Amputee Boxing Association
NABA provides training in a safe and fun environment to box for physical fitness or to compete.
National Amputee Golf Association
Golfing competitions and Clinics for the beginner to advanced player
Extreme Sport Competitions and Clinics
Extremity Games awards prizes for cross country biking, skateboarding, kayaking, and wakeboarding to name a few.
Sports Equipment and Training Grant
Challenged Athletes Foundation: a financial resource for competitive adaptive sport equipment and traveling/training expenses.