Be sure to check your local chapter and district websites for events! For a list of upcoming District Regional Events, please see Calendar above. LPA is a membership organization and most events are only open to individuals with dwarfism and their families. Have a question? Contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or your local chapter or district for more information.
Welcome to Little People of America
Little People of America (LPA) is a nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. LPA is only able to continue our work with support from members, friends and family. Please consider making a donation today.
LPA organizes first ever International Dwarfism Leadership Summit
On October 15– 16, 2016, Little People of America facilitated the first annual International Dwarfism Leadership Summit in Berlin, Germany. This summit was organized in an effort to bring together leaders from dwarfism communities around the globe to share information, ideas and experiences in order to improve the lives of Little People everywhere and to lay the groundwork for developing an international network of dwarfism communities. Twenty-two countries were represented by more than 90 attendees - from the Philippines to New Zealand and Poland to Mexico - with everyone expressing pure excitement at the opportunity to sit in the same room and discuss common organizational challenges. Read more...
Benefits of Membership
Membership is available to individuals with a medical diagnosis of dwarfism or form of short stature, as well as their families, grandparents, relatives, and all medical professionals. Benefits of membership include: peer, parent, and medical support at the chapter, regional and national level; discounted rates at the National conference; advocacy; LPA Today quarterly magazine; college scholarships and support; adoption and conference attendance grants; friendship and connections; referrals to medical care by dwarfism specialists; and general support for the dwarfism community.
LPA Members were asked "What does LPA mean to you?" This word cloud was created from the responses. Words are scaled in accordance with how many times they were mentioned. The full results of our membership survey can be seen here.