LPA Fights Against Dehumanizing Events
LPA fully condemns the "Wolf of Wall Street Velcro Wall Midget Throwing Contests" wherever they occur. We are offended by these events. Along with other disability rights organizations, LPA protested and called for the removal of the dwarf tossing scene in "The Wolf of Wall Street", unfortunately without success. The glorification of dwarf tossing would be harmful enough if it only contributed to cultural stigma, but it also holds the potential to motivate serious bodily injury to members of the dwarfism community. We ask that the LPA community continue to raise their voice in opposition to and this event as well as any events in the future that do not show people with dwarfism full dignity and respect.
Parent and Teacher Corner
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LPA has a wonderful network of parents, members and professionals who are available to help our members in a variety of different situations, whether it be someone to talk to, or a volunteer to provide a community outreach training for your school.
9. Information about IEP's and School Issues - An IEP, Individualize Education Plan is a document that will allow your child to have the physical accommodations he or she might need. Common accommodations are: more time to pass between classes without penalty, more time on tests if manual dexterity is an isue, a lowered swing or tether ball line, a step stool (portable or permanent) in the bathrooms and at water fountains, easy open door handle levels (not knobs), a light pressure on automatic door closure settings, a lowered mirror in the bathroom, a lowered paper towel dispenser, modified requirements for PE - not necessarily a special PE class. For example instead of running a mile (a common PE requirement) ask for the child to be able to walk/run a half a mile instead, if that is a better fit for the child. PE Teachers have the ability to modify the Presidents Challenge on Physical Fitness and tailor the tests to our kids abilities, allowing our kids to still participate and "pass" the requirement.
16. Magical Mask Pixi Storybook written by a a SF Bay Area parent of an LP. It is about CPAP use for children. Parents can obtain a free copy of the Magical Mask book by calling 1-800-424-0737 ext. 8