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.  

Research Opportunity for Adults with Skeletal Dysplasia
LPA is supporting a Health and Wellness study for the LP community.  It is a survey to help understand the current physical and mental health of adults with skeletal dysplasias.  Any English-speaking adult with a skeletal dysplasia who is comfortable using a computer can be in the study. We are looking to see if there are needs in the LP community that are not currently being met. There are no study visits involved. The survey is estimated to take 15 minutes to complete and can be performed at the participant’s convenience. It is an on-line anonymous survey, taken wherever one has a computer/tablet and internet access. The survey web address is: https://apps.nemoursresearch.org/redcap/surveys. Then please enter this access code to start the survey: RTTXW9XK8
For questions regarding the rights of research participants call  Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection: 904-697-4023.

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.