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Achondroplasia - Living with Dwarfism - 2

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Achondroplasia : Beyond the Statistics


 

  • Support for people with dwarfism: People with dwarfism and their families may face many social, emotional, and medical difficulties in their life. However, there are many support agencies that provide support and education for dwarves and their families. For a list of support agencies listed by region and disease, click here.

 

 

"Little People of America (LPA) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with dwarfism throughout their lives while celebrating

with great pride Little People‚Äôs contribution to social diversity.  LPA strives to bring solutions and global awareness to the prominent issues

affecting individuals of short stature and their families."

- Mission Statement of Little People of America

 

Many people with dwarfism or who have relatives with dwarfism have used blogs as a way to connect with others in their situation and educate others. 

- http://swartley.blogspot.com/

- http://adayinkaelaslife.blogspot.com/

- http://knoahsarc.org/

 

  • Dwarfism in popular culture: Many television shows, movies, and books have involved dwarfism in some way. Two notable television shows have recently brought dwarfism into the public spotlight: Little People, Big World and The Little Couple.

 

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Achondroplasia: Overview > Genetic Basis > Characteristics > Associated Health Problems > Treatment > Living with Dwarfism

 

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