Wednesday, December 27, 2006

UK Resources

Courtesy of Google Alerts, I was made aware of a UK-based organization called Reach. Formed in 1978, the organization's mission has evolved from a single issue advocacy group to a more comprehensive support network for families of children with hand and arm deficiency. The group's "why we are here" explanation includes challenges that many of us are familiar with:

"There are many types of hand or arm deficiency, the anomaly is so varied that obtaining support can be difficult. Many professionals involved in health care do not see enough cases to build up expertise. Reach hopes that by pooling the knowledge of its membership it can offer a level of support to all."

Reach has organized branches throughout England as well as groups in Scotland and Ireland. Reach can be contacted at 0845 1306 225 or by email at

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