Little People of America is a non-profit organization that 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.
Our Chapter is located in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. We are a group of families, friends, acquaintances, and professionals who are connected by our experience with short stature. Throughout the year, the DalWorth Chapter organizes social events and sports activities with our members.
We are interested in joining together for social activities, in providing support and resources to members of our community, and in raising awareness about issues that affect short statured individuals and their families.
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. Little People of America (LPA) defines dwarfism as a medical or genetic condition that usually results in an adult height of 4'10" or shorter, among both men and women, although in some cases a person with a dwarfing condition may be slightly taller than that. The average height of an adult with dwarfism is 4’0, but typical heights range from 2’8 to 4’8.
If you are currently a National Member of LPA, please get involved with the DalWorth Chapter.
All donations made to the DalWorth Chapter or LPA are tax deductible & a portion of each membership goes to our local Chapter and District.
There are a number of reasons to consider joining LPA. Perhaps you are a little person. Perhaps you are the average sized parent of a chlid who has been diagnosed with a dwarfing condition. Perhaps you have a friend, acquaintance or family member who is a little person. Perhaps you are a professional who is involved with disability rights, accessibility products, medicine, academia, law, politics, journalism, media communication with an interest in LPA events.
What to Expect as a New Member: As a member of LPA living in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area, you can look forward to receiving notices about local Chapter activities and special events including pot lucks, picnics, holiday parties, parent meetings, volunteer opportunities, and medical presentations.
Dues: As of January 1, 2010 dues are $55 per household per year (That is approximately $4.60/month). Lifetime membership is $750. Senior memberships (age 65+) are $20. International Members and full-time college or vocational students are $35.
LPA Dwarfism Awareness Bracelets $3 each. (2 for $5, 4 for $10, 8 for $20, 12 for $30, 16 for $40) Child size 7" or Adult 8" We accept Check or PayPal. Bracelets will be mailed to you (if not picked up at a meeting). Email Sara Wills - firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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