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Little People of America


Also Known As:LPA
Address:5289 NE Elam Young Parkway, Suite F-100 Hillsboro OR 97124
Telephone(s):888-LPA-2001 (English and Spanish)
Fax:503-846-1590
E-mail:info@lpaonline.org
World Wide Web: http://www.lpadistrict2.org/


Description:Little People of America provides medical, environmental, educational, vocational, and parental guidance to short-statured individuals and their families. Parent organization holds an annual conference, provides an online medical resource center, and more. The local chapter of this self-help group holds meetings, runs a listserv, and provides other support to the short statured and their families. District 2 covers New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The News York City Chapter is Chapter 7, NY METS. See website for current contact information.


Eligibility Requirements:Membership is offered to those people who are usually no taller than 4'10" in height. Their short stature is generally caused by one of the more than 200 medical conditions known as dwarfism. Membership is also available to relatives and interested professionals who work with short statured individual.


Services Offered:Mutual Support GroupsRecreational ActivitiesSpecialized Information and Referral