Little People of America Inc.
Little People of America, Inc, is a national nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. LPA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people of dwarfism throughout their lives while celebrating with great pride Little People's contribution to social diversity. LPA strives to bring solutions and global awareness to the prominent issues affecting individuals of short stature and their families.
The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (SFBAC) was established in 1962. We are a group of families, friends, acquaintances, and professionals who are connected by our experience with short stature.
Here you will find information about social events, contacts for more information about dwarfism, local resources, and how you can participate with us.
There are a number of reasons to consider joining LPA. Perhaps you are a little person. Perhaps you are the average sized parent of a child who has been diagnosed with a dwarfing condition. Perhaps you have a friend, acquaintance or family member who is a little person. Perhaps you are a professional who is involved with disability rights, accessibility products, medicine, academia, law, politics, journalism, media communication with an interest in LPA events.
How to Join: You can join by submitting a membership application to LPA. You can choose between joining as a lifetime member or as a yearly member. Download form, print, and mail.
What to Expect as a New Member: As a member of LPA, you can look forward to receiving emails and invites about District and Chapter activities, special events including pot lucks, picnics, holiday parties, parent meetings, and volunteer opportunities. You will also receive our bi-annual Chapter Newsletter as well as the LPA Today Magazine.
Dues: As of January 1, 2010 dues are $55 per household per year. A three-year membership is $120. Lifetime membership is $750. Senior memberships (age 65+) are $20. International Members or full-time college or vocational students (12 units or more) are $35.