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.
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Little People of America, Inc. is a national non-profit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. We are the only dwarfism support organization that includes all 200+ forms of dwarfism. There are an estimated 30,000 people with dwarfism in the United States, and 651,700 around the world. No other organization in the world provides more resources, support and information for people with dwarfism.
LPA is comprised of 13 Districts (typically made up of one to four states) and within those, 70 Chapters providing services to local areas. Chapter and District meetings rotate around the areas, so there is sure to be an event or meeting near you.
The Mission of LPA
LPA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with dwarfism throughout their lives while celebrating with great pride Little People’s contribution to social diversity. LPA strives to bring solutions and global awareness to the prominent issues affecting individuals of short stature and their families. LPA offers membership to any person who has dwarfism, their family members or friends. We also offer memberships to medical professionals.
Our support and programs include: parents and peers support, medical resources, adoption assistance, archives collection, community outreach program, national annual conference, 2 regional weekend meetings per year, scholarships, advocacy, adaptive equipment referrals, networking, friendships, workshops that cover many aspects of dwarfism, our LPA Today magazine and website, public relations, a national office with an 888 number.
Membership programs currently are:
$55 Annual Membership
Dues may be paid online at www.lpaonline.org, by phone at 1-888-572-2001, or by mail to: 250 El Camino Real, Suite 211, Tustin, CA 92780. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-888-572-2001.