Parents of Children with Limb Differences

There are many resources available for children with limb loss or congenital limb differences.

​On AMPOWER's private, password-protected social networking site, parents can connect with other parents across the country to discuss the issues and concerns they face.  Register to connect at 

Additional Resources

Adventure Amputee Camp is East coast based organization that offers both winter and summer camps for children with limb loss or difference.

  • American Association of People with Disabilities: 

AAPD is committed to promoting access to education from preschool through post-graduate work. We take a comprehensive approach to educational access, including advocacy, partnerships with educational institutions, and programs designed to break down barriers to education.

AmpuCamp is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization that creates events for families of kids dealing with limb loss.

The Amputee Coalition is an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care and preventing limb loss. They are very involved with legislation for prosthetic parody and education for amputees and their families.  They also have a week-long camp for kids with amputations

Camp No Limits is a non-profit organization providing camps for children with limb loss, and education, mentorship, and support to these children and their families.

Challenge Magazine is a publication of Disabled Sports USA, providing adaptive sports information to adults and children with disabilities, including those who are visually impaired, amputees, spinal cord injured (paraplegic and quadriplegic), and those who have multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, autism and other related intellectual disabilities. From those learning adaptive sports for the first time to disabled athletes on the US Paralympic team, Challenge Magazine encourages anyone with a disability to participate in sports!

This site will help find information about scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities.

The Helping Hands Foundation is an online resource that provides support, shares experiences and supplies information to parents of children with limb differences and their siblings. 

The Inner Wheel U.S.A. Foundation provides myoelectric prosthesis to children who were born without or lost an arm or hand through disease or accident.  Hanger Clinic works with the Inner Wheel Foundation to provide myoelectric limbs for children under the age of 18.

Follow the link to apply for free or low-cost health insurance coverage for children or through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Many parents may be eligible for Medicaid, too.

The International Child Amputee Network (I-CAN) is a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting education, support, information, and empowerment to traumatic and congenital limb different children and their families. I-CAN is committed in bringing together these children and their families to enhance the quality of life for the children and young adults based on the concept of mentors helping families, parent helping parents, and kids helping kids.

The Jordan Thomas Foundation provides children affected by limb loss with the prostheses they need throughout childhood and adolescence and serves as a caring resource, advocate and support system for the children and their families.

The Never Say Never Foundation is a non profit organization focusing on amputee athletes. Efforts include 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.

Empowering qualified amputee candidates with a financial grant focused on athletics, education and the arts is our unique function to the amputee community. The fund is designed to allow amputees to customize their grant request based on the interests and goals of the beneficiary.

Shriners Hospitals for Children provide care for children in specialty areas of Orthopaedics, Burn Care, Spinal Cord Injury, and Cleft Lip and Palate, regardless of a family's ability to pay.