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.
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.
Applications must be submitted online. The application period is now closed. Check back in January for when the application opens.
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: