Little People of America

The Little People of America was started in 1957 by well know screen and television actor, Bill Barty, after his national appeal for all little people in America to join him for a gathering in Reno, Nevada.

Today, over 50 years later, Little People of America is the largest organization in the world devoted to people of short stature. There are an estimate 30,000 people in America and over 600,000 people worldwide with over 200 different types of dwarfism. With more than 5,000 members we assists in the formation of related groups throughout the world.

A child with dwarfism is born one per 10,000 births.  LPA’s members are both average-height and people with dwarfism who are parents, children, siblings, friends, family, and medical professionals.  We represent all ages.  We are singles, we are families, and our children are biological and adopted. We are from many ethnic origins, we are professionals and trades people, we are a community.

As the world's foremost resource and advocate for individuals with dwarfism, LPA provides educational scholarships, medical knowledge and assistance, adoption resources, social opportunities and peer support for its members.
It also engages in public awareness and advocacy activities to dispel myths and stereotypes about dwarfism. our focus encompasses three main areas of service:
  • Organizaitional, accountability and stability
  • Outreach
  • Member support

Got Questions? Email or call (631) 752-3105
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, 250 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 201 TUSTIN, CA 92780, Toll Free (888) LPA-2001,FAX: (714) 368-3367
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