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Resources


Superhands.us
Profiles of children with a variety of upper limb disabilities. You can email the children's parents directly.

Helping Hands Foundation, Inc.
A Massachusetts-based support group. Has an online discussion board, holds annual events, and publishes newsletters & member directory.

Helping Hands West. Same group as above, based in Northern California.

limbdifferences.org
Message Board with an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in congenital and pediatric upper extremity problems. You have to be a member to post on the message board, but you can read the entries without joining.

unlimbitedpossibilities.org
Assists families with the challenges of upper limb differences; based in Long Island, New York but welcomes families from anywhere.
If your child's anomaly extents beyond the hand, check this site: Mothers United for Moral Support

American Amputee Hockey Association (AAHA) is new disabled hockey association whose primary mission is to develop the sport of ice hockey for amputees and other amateur athletes, regardless of race, gender, physical ability, who are interested in competing locally, nationally, and internationally. There are AAHA chapters in a number of US cities.

The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is a national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The web site features a wealth of information and links, Youth Activity programming, A National Peer Network, and an Annual Educational Expo & Conference. If you haven’t already checked out this site, go there now!!.

Amputee Information Network. Includes mailing lists for child amputees, adult amputees, arm amputees, and the "One Arm Dove Hunt Association".

Orthotics and Prosthetics Online is an Internet portal dedicated to providing comprehensive information and services to the orthotics and prosthetics profession. Contains links to many companies, articles about developments in orthotics & prosthetics, and a resource page.

Superkids, Inc. An archive website where you can download past issues of the legendary Superkids Newsletter (1981-2001) for Families and Friends of Children with Limb Difference. The letters and essays are really worth reading! Have a box of tissues handy, as these moving pieces will make you laugh and cry.

Exercise
http://www.yogakids.com/
http://www.yogamovement.com/resources/kidyoga.html
http://www.yogaconnection.com/kidyoga.htm
http://www.childrensyoga.com/
http://www.yogasite.com

Occupational Therapy
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC)
American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT)
The Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC)


Typing
Info on the Dvorak keyboard
Janko's Keyboard Generator
purchase labels to change keyboard keys
Child-sized keyboards at DataDesk Technologies
specialized one-handed alternative keyboards
aboutonehandtyping.com
Mouse options
Cornell University Ergonomics Website
Oregon Occupational Safety and Health
Exercises and stretches
Helpful screen saver from AOTA
Helpful books


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