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Resource categories


1. Becoming an amputee & life as an amputee continue
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 continue
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 continue
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 continue
Finding a prosthetist and prostheses 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. Supplies continue
Resources to help you find items to assist you in your daily life can be found in this section.


6. Pastimes – hobbies, sports, etc. continue
There are many organizations that facilitate tailored sports and outdoor activities for the disabled.


7. Travel continue
For organizations that provide accessible travel, and for travel tips, look here.


8. Driving with a disability continue
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) continue
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 continue
These are state, federal, and other organizations that provide assistance.


11. Widening your perspective continue
National and international organizations that are working on behalf of amputees.