Amputee Resources

New to limb loss or amputation?
First Step is a free publication from the Amputee Coalition that provides a wealth of information to those who are new to the limb loss community, or who are anticipating amputation. The current edition of First Step was published with up-to-date resources and information just a few weeks ago.
You can order this 96-page reference guide free on their website.…

The Amputee Coalition is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care and preventing limb loss.

Oakland County Parks and Recreation has adaptive recreation and assistive devices.

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living offers sports, recreation and art all year round. They have a year round bowling league and a fitness gym that is open from 9 am- 4 pm Monday- Friday. For more details or for more information, check out their sports and recreation site:
About Our Sports Programs * Cycling * Fitness Gym * Bowling * Wheelchair Basketball * Tennis * Rugby * More * Getting active, participating in sports, and being a ..
and their calendar of events:


Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF)

Downriver Limb Loss Support Group meets the first Thursday of every month from 4-5:30 at Oakwood Southshore Physical Medicine & Rehab, Trenton, MI

The University of Michigan Community Amputee Network (U-CAN) meets the first Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center (link is external) (UMOPC), 2850 South Industrial Hwy, Suite 400, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Some of the questions most frequently asked by amputees relate to the payment and coverage for the costs of prosthetic fitting and associated services or durable medical equipment (DME), such as wheelchairs, ramps and other adaptive equipment.

The Michigan Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) provides free, unbiased help with Medicare and Medicaid, including understanding and/or changing your plan.  Help is available by calling (800) 803-7174.

The following information listed below is meant to assist people with disabilities, caregivers, and supporters in Detroit in finding helpful resources, services, and/or assistance surrounding transportation.