There are many organizations across the country that offer information and support to amputees. Amputee support groups and peer visitations can be invaluable to you as a new amputee facing life’s challenges.

1American Academy of Orthotists and ProsthetistsThe 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.

2American Diabetes AssociationOur mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

3American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association: The mission of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association is to work for favorable treatment of the O&P business in laws, regulation and services; to help members improve their management and marketing skills; and to raise awareness and understanding of the industry and the association.

Amputee Coalition of America
:  Our purpose is to reach out to and to empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Locate a support group near you.

Amputee News
: Sign up for a newsletter that will keep you informed of valuable information for and by amputees about military, sports, children, and the latest technology and research.

Disabled Sports USA
:  Disabled Sports USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs.
Every day, we work hard to pursue our vision that “every person, regardless of ability, has an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation in their community.”

In Motion-A Publication of the Amputee Coalition:
inMotion magazine is published bimonthly for amputees, caregivers and healthcare professionals, providing timely and comprehensive information.


Limbs for Life
:  We are dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care to individuals who cannot afford it and to raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.

logo 4Mercy Medical Center:The Mercy Amputee Support Group meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month in the Mercy Cancer Center Library to provide a safe place for amputees and their family member to connect with others who have experienced limb loss. This amputee support group began in 2014. It is one of over 260 support groups nationwide registered with the Amputee Coalition and the only one in Stark County.

National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics
: The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics is a non-profit trade association dedicated to educating the public and promoting public policy that is in the interest of the O&P patient. Since 1987, NAAOP has shaped positive results in healthcare legislation and regulation through strong government relations advocacy and education of policymakers. NAAOP serves the profession by representing and partnering with only those providers of orthotic and prosthetic services who truly believe that the patient must come first.

10National Organization on Disability
:  The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. NOD focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. 

11Southwest General:  Southwest General provides community health and support for residents of the Greater Cleveland area. All services at Southwest General are provided with an eye toward excellence and individual attention. A free monthly amputee support group is offered on the first Friday of the month. Click for more information.

thumb tsn logo taglineTrauma Survivors Network: The Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) is a community of patients and families who are looking to connect with one another and rebuild their lives after a serious injury. The American Trauma Society (ATS), the leading organization advocating for the injured and their families, in partnership with hospitals around the country, is committed to growing the TSN by providing the programs and resources patients and families tell us they need to manage their recovery and improve their lives. The underlying goal in all of these programs and resources is helping trauma patients and their families connect and rebuild their lives following a serious injury.


Wounded Warrior Project
:  This project existst to honor and empower Wounded Warriors…
• by raising awareness and enlisting the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.
• by helping injured service members aid and assisting each other.
• by providing unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
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