Dwarfism

People with dwarfism are usually no taller than 4 foot 10 inches.

The word “midget” is considered highly offensive.

Yes, you or your children can one day have a child with a form of dwarfism.

80% of Little People are born to average sized parents.

Most types of dwarfism have medical complications, some more severe than others.

Dwarfism occurs in all races and ethnicities.

While many members of the short-statured community don't feel that they have a disability,

the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of people with dwarfism.

Dwarfism can be caused by one of more than 200 different types of dwarfism with

an estimated 30,000 people in the U.S. and 651,700 in the world.

Such terms as Little People, LP, Person of short stature or Person with a form of dwarfism are all acceptable. Most people with dwarfism see the word “dwarf” as acceptable. Most people would rather be referred to by their name than by a label.

In the dwarfism community the word “average” is used instead of the word "normal."

Example: “Average sized parents” rather than “normal sized parents”.

Dwarfism is not a reason to assume that someone is incapable. Little People can do just abou

anything an average sized person can, just sometimes in a different way.

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