Upcoming Advanced Gait Training Clinic, Sep 28th

Paralympians Todd Schauffenhauser and Dennis Oehler, creators of the Amputee Walking School and owners of East Coast Orthotic & Prosthetic Corp., will be teaching an Advanced Gait Training Clinic on September 28, 2019, in Stamford, CT.

Professionals in the field of rehabilitative therapy and sports can receive credit for six hours of continuing education.

Attendance is free.

For more information, contact Stephanie Yurasek at (914) 789-2740 or stephanie.yurasek@ec-op.com


Interested in Becoming a Certified Peer Visitor?

If you are interested in attending an Amputee Coalition Certified Peer Visitor Training, please complete this surveyThe results of this survey will be used to gauge interest, learn more about who is interested, and determine where to hold upcoming trainings. For more information on the steps you need to take to become a Certified Peer Visitor, visit the Amputee Coalition website.

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CAN Speaks to Yale Orthopedic Physicians at Grand Rounds

Last Friday, July 12th, Herb Kolodny and Brenda Novak were invited to present to orthopedic physicians, fellows, and residents at Yale Medicine Grand Rounds, on the topic “Arms and Legs Are Not Luxuries: New Rights for Amputees, Connecticut State Law PA18-69 effective January 1, 2019.” Their presentation is available to view online:

CAN Speaks to Yale Orthopedic Physicians at Grand Rounds
CAN Presents to Yale Medicine Orthopedics

If button and image links do not work, copy and paste this link into your browser: https://yale.app.box.com/s/5g4n75bstsg328hen22s9zisujsc6fq2

Survey: Are you likely to attend a seminar/workshop about returning to work?

Post-amputation, did you return to work?
Would you like to return to work?
What issues/concerns interfered with you returning to work?

We are collecting answers to these questions (and six more) to get a better idea of the interest among people with limb loss in attending a seminar or workshop on the topic of returning to work. When completing the survey, you will also have the opportunity to request to be informed when the seminar/workshop is scheduled.

Thank you for your valuable participation!

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Local Area Resources

The following documents available for download are amputee resources for Hartford area, Milford/Bridgeport area, and New Haven area. Included are: contact information for local prosthetic and orthotic companies, a list of amputee support groups with contact information and meeting dates, state agencies and more.

Falling Down

Falling down is part of life. Getting back up is living.

If you stumble, make it part of the dance.

[Jose N. Harris]