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.
The Kitchens Fund
The Kitchens Fund for First Time National Conference Attendees is available to all current LPA members who are first time National Conference Attendees.
Each year LPA is pleased to provide $8,000 - $10,000 in Kitchens Fund Grants. Funds are limited, and LPA tries to help as many people as possible. Each year, LPA is pleased to provide grants which typically range from $150 - $300 per recipient to help defray costs. The amounts can vary from year-to-year based on funds available.
The Kitchens Travel Fund was established in honor of the Kitchens' family as a way to assist members of Little People of America in attending the annual National Conference. To qualify for the fund the applicant must meet the following criteria: