We at Sunshine P&O attend conferences all throughout the year to learn about new devices and equipment.  Our Resource page will provide you with a list of organizations that support, educate and advocate the amputee community. Among these are: 360 O&P – online Orthotics and Prosthetics Community American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP) - a resource for the latest prosthetic and orthotics information American Orthotics & Prosthetics Association (AOPA) –  Mission: 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. Amplitude Media Group (AMG) - AMG recently launched a website and is offering bimonthly e-newsletters to subscribers. Both are geared toward amputees, their families, and their caregivers. It is a sister company to O&P Edge. Amputee Coalition - Mission: to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education,support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Active Amp – an online community for amputees with an active lifestyle - amputee sports directories and links, resources for adults and children, legislation and technology Adaptive Action Sports - the first adaptive snowboard and skateboard specific non-profit organization, Adaptive Action Sports creates skateboard, snowboard and other action sport camps, events and programs for youth, young adults and wounded veterans living with permanent physical disabilities, TBI and PTSD. Adaptive Climbing Group - a community for people with disabilities to have opportunities to inclusively participate in the sport of climbing. Adaptive Climbing is taking the already existing abilities of a person and helping them participate in the sport. They work with the Brooklyn Boulders Foundation, which assists children in local urban areas to have access to affordable climbing and mentorships they work to make sure that children with disabilities are included in this popular initiative. (newsletter) Athletes with Disabilities Network - ADN's mission is to promote a better quality of life for people with physical disabilities by creating awareness and offering opportunities to get involved with athletic, recreational and educational activities nationwide. Disabled Sports USA –  Disabled Sports USA provides national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs. Extremity Games - The Extremity Games is an adaptive sports competition, similar to the X Games, for athletes with amputations and limb differences. National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA) – First Swing Program teaches adaptive golf to people with physical disabilities. Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team - WWAST athletes are examples of amputees who continue to push the limits of modern prosthetic technology with more and more applications. It is comprised of young competitive, athletic veterans and active duty soldiers who have lost limbs post-9/11, while serving their country in the military/war. The team includes individuals with a variety of amputations of the arm, above knee, below knee, bilateral below knee and foot. Barr Foundation – Mission:  a non-profit organization established in 1993 to assist amputees with prosthetic rehabilitation. They provide assistance to amputees domestically and internationally who would otherwise have no other financial resources. Camp No Limits - Mission: Camp No Limits is a non-profit organization 501 (c)(3) providing camps for children with limb loss, and education, mentorship, and support to these children and their families. Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) - Mission: to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Never Say Never Foundation - The Never Say Never Foundation was formed to help disabled youth overcome adversity with a positive attitude. Focusing on amputee athletes, their goal is to push the limits of adaptive sports and show the world that anything is possible! Mentoring and sponsoring athletes, fund raising, hosting adaptive events and stunt shows, motivational speaking, and providing disabled youth with the necessary tools to compete at the highest level of sports. Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation - Mission: Enabling individuals served by the orthotic and prosthetic community to enjoy the rewards of personal achievement, physical fitness and social interaction. FIRST Activity clinics available in swimming, diving, horseback riding, rock climbing, golf and more. Wounded Warriors Project - Mission: To raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. Amputee Coalition - Mission: to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Their website contains information on the latest legislation for the disabled and updates on states which have passed Fair Insurance for Amputees laws. Updates on Federal legislation and resources for discrimination issues. American Orthotic Prosthetic Association - updates on their pending lawsuits and advocacy efforts on behalf of fairness in health insurance coverage for those with 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.

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Last Modified: December 20, 2014