Statement of Employment Support for People with Dwarfism
Little People of America (LPA) would like to extend its support to the plaintiffs in two Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuits, both involving women with dwarfism. Employment discrimination remains a key issue in our community. LPA is dedicated to raising awareness around employment issues that face people with dwarfism and fully supports its members’ pursuit of any and all career opportunities.
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