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Membership
Who Can Become a Member

Membership is available to individuals with a medical diagnosis of dwarfsim or form of short stature, as well as their families, grandparents, relatives, and all medical professionals. Little People of America (LPA) defines dwarfism as a medical or genetic condition that usually results in an adult height of 4'10" or shorter, among both men and women, although in some cases a person with a dwarfing condition may be slightly taller than that. The average height of an adult with dwarfism is 4’0, but typical heights range from 2’8 to 4’8.


Reasons to Join

There are any number of reasons to consider joining LPA. Perhaps you are a little person. Perhaps you are the average sized parent of a chlid 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 PSC or District 11 or LPA national events.

How to Join or Renew

You can join by submitting a membership application to LPA.  You can choose between joining as a lifetime member or a yearly member.

For renewing your yearly membership, you can either
renew online or print the membership application form and mail it, or scan it and email the application to LPA as instructed on the form. 


What to Expect as a New Member


As a member of LPA living in the area, you can look forward to the Chapter31 Newsletter, chapter member directory, as well as notices about local activities and special events including pot lucks, holiday parties, parent meetings, teen gatherings, baby/toddler events, and more!
You will receive the District 11 Newsletter, district member directory, and notices of regional spring and autumn meetings.
You will also receive the national newsletter - LPA Today, national member directory, and notices about the annual national summer conference.


Membership Dues

As of January 1, 2010, dues are $55 per household per year. Lifetime membership is $750. Senior memberships (ages 65+) are $20. International members and full-time college or vocational students are $35.