ACA and UNOC Serving Needs of Upper Extremity Amputees

The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) and the UpperEx National Outreach Coalition (UNOC) announced that they are collaborating to benefit people living with upper extremity limb loss. The two national organizations will disseminate information and resources, further expand the ACA’s internationally recognized peer visitation program to people with upper extremity limb loss, and maximize the resources of both organizations to meet the needs of the amputee community.

“At the ACA, we are always looking for ways to work with other organizations that can help us provide the most up-to-date information and support to our constituents,” Paddy Rossbach, ACA’s president and chief executive officer said in a press release. “We are looking forward to working with the UNOC and benefiting from their unique and personal experience with upper extremity limb loss.”

“We are pleased to be working with the ACA to expand the quality and quantity of information available to the upper extremity population,” said Eric Westover, chairman and executive director of the UNOC. “We are committed to building relationships that benefit our stakeholders and the amputee community as a whole.

The first collaboration of this new partnership will be seen at the 2008 ACA Annual Conference as the UNOC leads a new upper extremity track. Eight new educational sessions will focus on living with an upper extremity limb difference. Many of the presentations will be conducted by members of the UNOC staff and its board of directors.

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