Online Communication Resources for Those with Limb Loss
Support from a local amputee group is not always available. The following are online communication resources for amputees, caregivers, friends and family members of amputees who would like to communicate with others via Internet forums or e-mail lists.
Amputee Coalition on Facebook
The Amputee Coalition has set up this forum for the amputee community as a place to share thoughts, feelings, wisdom, fears and triumphs.
Amputees and their caregivers may go online and join the discussions or just hang back and observe, learning from what others in the amputee community have to say.
As always, please use caution when sharing personal information with strangers over the Internet.
Internet Forums, Blogs, and E-Mail Lists
The contents of the following sites are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views of the Amputee Coalition/NLLIC. Links are provided for information only. No Amputee Coalition endorsement is implied.
AMP-L – Amputee Information Network
This e-mail list began in 1995 as “a moderated forum for the discussion of adult amputee and related issues.”
This e-mail list was established in 1996 for upper-limb amputees to share information and support.
Heather Mills Amputee Forum
The Heather Mills Amputee Forum is a community forum for amputees, their caregivers, friends, and family members. Very active, many topics.
I-CAN (International Child Amputee Network)
This e-mail list was established in 1995 to provide information and support contacts to children with absent or underdeveloped limbs and their parents.
Limb Differences – Connections
This online resource for families and friends of children with limb differences was founded in 2002 as a continuation of a resource started in 1981.
Unlimbited Possibilities is a community where families of children with upper-limb differences can gather to offer support and share information. Founded in 2003.
Social Networking Sites
This community for “all amputees, disabled folks and those with a caring interest” began in 2008.
Not specific to limb loss, Disaboom Live is dedicated to improving the way people with disabilities or functional limitations live their lives.
The password-protected, social networking community for people with limb loss, their families, friends and caregivers. Encouragement, support and real-life information from people who have been there.
Less Than Four
Less Than Four is “for amputees around the world. People with limb differences gather here to ask questions, find answers and connect with one another.”
Disclaimer: The following information is provided and owned by the Amputation Coalition of America and was previously published on the website http://www.amputee-coalition.org or the Coalitions Newsletter, inMotion.