So Kids Can Move is a new policy and advocacy initiative working to expand access to recreational prostheses as medically necessary healthcare for children on a state-by-state basis. It is the result of a collaboration between the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA), the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP), the Amputee Coalition, and the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP).
So Kids Can Move will start by targeting Oregon and Washington. We will seek to have them become the first states after Maine to cover recreational prostheses for children. To learn more about Maine’s recent efforts read UNE alum convinces legislators to pass new law regarding prosthetic devices.
After piloting this effort in Oregon and Washington, our hope is to expand this initiative to other states to see this same policy enacted. This effort will further AOPA’s state-based policy work and enable even more of our members to provide and get reimbursed for recreational prostheses to the children you see.
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We launched So Kids Can Move at the 2022 Hood to Coast Race with the help of 12 athletes on Team Forrest Stump. Here are some photos.
- So Kids Can Move, The O&P Check-in: an SPS Podcast
Do you have questions or are you interested in bringing So Kids Can Move to your state? Contact info@AOPAnet.org.