Yes - that's right! A combined training event will be held June 15, 2016. In addition to the Amputee Walking School session, and the Case Manager continuing education session, Certified Peer Visitor training will be offered. And all of the three individual sessions are FREE! FREE! It's time to register for the event that so many clinicians, case managers, and lower limb amputees have previously enjoyed, or train to become a Peer Visitor. All events will be held at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute (UMROI) at 2200 Kernan Drive in Baltimore.
Everyone that comes that day is welcome at the evening AWS session from 4-7pm to network and participate. THE MORE THE MERRIER!!
Amputee Walking School for Persons With Amputation
The Amputee Walking School series is co-hosted by the Amputee Support Group, UMROI and Dankmeyer. It aims to teach and practice training exercises for lower limb amputees. Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler, Paralympians and self-styled “professional amputees”, co-founded the Amputee Walking School in 1989 to take amputees beyond traditional rehabilitation. Their stories and training sessions are an inspiration to the professionals, amputees and their families who attend. Previous amputee participants are encouraged to attend more than one session - all free of charge. New attendees are always welcome!
NEW THIS SESSION: Special activities geared toward child amputees!
Registration for amputees can be found at Eventbrite.com. This session will be 4-7 pm.
Case Manager Continuing Education
For information and registration for the Case Manager Training, 2-4 pm, click here.
Certified Peer Visitor Training Class
In addition to Amputee Walking School, a day long training session will be held for those interested in becoming a Peer Visitor. This 8am - 4pm program is hosted by UMROI and Dankmeyer, in collaboration with the Amputee Coalition (AC). This session is from 8am - 4pm at the same location. There is a short list of criteria to look at, to help interested parties understand what the AC expects. That criteria can be found by clicking here.
If you find you are interested, or you want more information about becoming an Amputee Coalition Certified Peer Visitor, please contact Kevin Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call 410-636-8114 for questions and registration. The application for this program can be found by clicking here. Lunch will be provided to all registered participants.