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.

BioMarin Announces Phase 2 Results

Regarding the test results shared on June 17, 2015 by BioMarin, Little People of America (LPA) understands that options and choices will emerge for people with dwarfism as technology expands. Those options may include pharmaceutical treatments that impact a person’s growth and other health outcomes. As people are faced with those options, LPA urges individuals to thoroughly investigate the options and make informed decisions. Informed choices are important considering that the long term impact of emerging technologies may not be known for years to come. While we encourage individuals and families to make the decision that is best for them, we stress that emerging treatments are not necessary for people with dwarfism to live engaging, healthy, productive lives.

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; 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.  

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.