This year is a great time to get involved with Little People of America. 2014 is an Election Year for Little People of America, (LPA). Eleven members sit on the LPA Board of Directors. All 11 seats are up for election. A Board Term is three years and each position has a two-term limit.
Serving as a board member is a challenging and rewarding experience. The Board holds at least four phone conference call meetings each year. Meeting commitments also include 2 day-long meetings during the National Conference. In addition, each position carries specific responsibilities which may take several hours a week and an expectation of serving on LPA committees as time and interest allow. With this commitment, LPA Board Members have the opportunity to represent the membership, manage programs, lead policy efforts, and build the organization.
All members of LPA are invited to review the positions and the eligibility criteria for the positions. Qualified members are encouraged to run for a board position. The deadline for declaring intent to run for a position is March 7, 2014. To declare your intent, send an email to Gary Arnold (President, email@example.com) and Ron Piro (National Election Committee, RonPiro@aol.com ). Include in the email your full name, contact information, and the position in which you are interested.
Thank you for your interest in Little People of America!
You may download the items below, or you may request printed items from the office by calling 1-888-LPA-2001 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.