Welcome to Little People of America

Little People of America (LPA) is a nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. LPA is only able to continue our work with support from members, friends, and family. Please consider making a donation today.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2022
“Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling and accessible and equitable world.”

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly resolution. This day promotes our global understanding and support for the dignity, rights and well being of all of us who identify as persons with disabilities.

LPs throughout the world, with many forms of dwarfism are always part of this dialogue as we better understand the linkages between employment, knowledge and skills required to access employment in innovative, rapidly changing technological landscapes for all, as well as how assistive technology and adaptive design can increase accessibility to employment as well as comfort and functionality of our home environments.

These innovations also build towards lessening inequality, utilizing practical tools and good practices in both the public and private sectors which are disability inclusive, enhancing diversity, inclusion and belonging in many aspects of our lives.

The LP community enriches the global disability community, and the world at large, as we are multifaceted in our lived experiences, families, and society as a whole.

 

Benefits of Membership

Membership is available to individuals with a medical diagnosis of dwarfism or form of short stature, as well as their families, grandparents, relatives, and all medical professionals. Benefits of membership include: peer, parent, and medical support at the chapter, regional and national level; discounted rates at the National conference; advocacy; LPA Today quarterly magazine; monthly eNewsletter, college scholarships and support; adoption and conference attendance grants; friendship and connections; referrals to medical care by dwarfism specialists; and general support for the dwarfism community.

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LPA Members were asked, "What does LPA mean to you?" This word cloud was created from the responses. Words are scaled in accordance with how many times they were mentioned. The full results of our membership survey can be seen here.