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Little People of America (LPA) is a nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families.
LPA Articles and Bylaws for the Spring 2013 Voting Cycle
Dear Members of Little People of America,
LPA is requesting your participation in a vote to amend LPA’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. A mailer has been sent to all current, paid households. Please be sure to review the materials and take advantage of the learning opportunities listed in your packet and by reviewing our Articles and Bylaws page.
The 2013 National Conference Registration Book is now available to view online. Conference registration and hotel reservations are now being accepted. Click here to start the registration process.
LPA is only able to continue our work with support from members, friends and family. Please consider making a donation to our annual $50 for 50 More Years Fundraising Campaign.
World Dwarf Game Registration is open until April 30. Check out their website for more information.
Download a Dwarfism Awareness Facts Sheet here!
LPA Dwarfism Awareness Bracelets Available!
Order by calling the office at 1-888-LPA-2001, by mail, or through the orange Donate button on the left side of this screen. For the Donation Reason choose "Dwarfism Awareness Bracelets". Bracelets are $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00 (which includes shipping). Please specify child or adult size in comments. You may also purchase from your local chapters and districts.
This 15-second video celebrates the diversity of people with dwarfism in the United States and the contributions they make to our communities.
This PSA will air on the CBS Jumbotron in New York’s Times Square from July 1st through the end of September, which will give a great introduction to Dwarfism Awareness Month in October. LPA began recognizing October as Dwarfism Awareness Month in 2009 with the intention of raising positive awareness around dwarfism, addressing common misconceptions and increasing opportunities for people with dwarfism around the country.
“We are thrilled to have the chance to share LPA’s message of dwarfism awareness in Times Square. It is the perfect setting, since New York will be celebrating Dwarfism Awareness Month this year,” says Gary Arnold, LPA President. "Since the PSA airs in Times Square there is no sound with the video. Our images tell the story of LPA, who we are and what we do."
Earlier this year, New York Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun sponsored a state resolution that recognizes October as Dwarfism Month. There are currently six states and Puerto Rico that have declared October as Dwarfism Awareness Month. In addition to New York, Illinois, California and New Jersey are expected to issue resolutions this year.
“We are excited about the opportunity to bring positive exposure through our Public Service Announcement and the new state resolutions as a building block to continue raising awareness about dwarfism, both nationwide and globally. Please join us in celebration,” says Leah Smith, LPA Vice President of Public Relations.
LPA Dwarfism Information Cards
Have you ever been somewhere and wished you had a simple card to hand to someone who was maybe just a little bit too curious about you or your child?
LPA now has Dwarfism Information Cards for you to use in just that situation.
The cards have general information about dwarfism and the LPA office contact information. The cards are business-card sized.
There are two card options - one can be used by an adult lp, the other can be used by a parent.
Cards are sold in packs of 10 for $5.00. You may pay by cash, check or online through the orange DONATE button on the LPA Homepage. Choose "LPA Dwarfism Information Cards" on the dropdown "Reason/Program for Donation" menu. Click here for examples.
Starting Points There are many local resources for people with disabilities and their families that LPA members may find helpful to contact when needing assistance to access healthcare, education, employment, and assistive technology. Download this helpful document.
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Little People of America is a primarily all-volunteer organization for persons and families involved with the condition of dwarfism. We do not diagnose, treat, or provide genetic counseling. We are involved in peer and parent support, medical resources and referrals, scholarships, and programs that benefit the dwarfism community, while trying to promote education, community outreach, personal and family strength, and life achievements.