As best we can, we have grouped resources into categories based on subject matter, but it's always a good idea to check other categories for resources that could be useful. Dates such as Nov '20 that appear after individual resources indicate when that particular resource was added to our site.
1. Becoming an amputee & life as an amputee
Terminology & lessons about becoming an amputee and living as amputee. Also listed in this category are expos, exhibits, conventions, and other organized events that target amputees.
2. Books, magazines, and other print resources
Some of the magazines that appear in this list are free publications. The books in the list are readily available on Amazon.com and several other bookseller websites.
3. Finding help & support
Where to find help in dealing with a medical crisis, or when it comes time to adjusting to change, dealing with your disability, getting answers to practical problems and issues, and interacting with people with similar disabilities.
4. Selecting prosthetists and prostheses
Finding a prosthetist and prostheses can happen many ways: in the hospital, before a planned amputation, by word-of-mouth, etc. In the end, this relationship between the prosthetist and the amputee makes all the difference in the world. And, the prosthesis for which someone is fitted means the difference between an active life and one of discomfort, skin breakdown, and potentially serious health issues.
5. Clothing, equipment, and supplies
Suppliers and resources to help you find clothing, medical equipment to borrow, and other items to assist you in your daily life can be found in this section.
6. Pastimes – hobbies, sports, etc.
There are many organizations that facilitate tailored sports and outdoor activities for the disabled.
For organizations that provide accessible travel, and for travel tips, look here.
8. Driving with a disability
Getting ready to drive again. Adapting your vehicle to your needs. What are the rules for using a handicap/disabled parking permit? How do you obtain a parking permit or license plate? When you see that someone has parked illegally in a handicap parking spot, to whom do you lodge a complaint?
9. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
What is the ADA? What must you do to lodge a complaint against a business or employer? Here's a list of federal, state, and local resources.
10. Government & misc. assistance resources
These are state, federal, and other organizations that provide assistance.
11. Widening your perspective
National and international organizations that are working on behalf of amputees.