When my husband and I first heard that our son would be born with dwarfism we had no idea what to do; how to feel, what we needed to learn, how to find information and support... But after a bit of research I quickly realized that there is a wonderful supportive community of LP ("little people") parents and children both nationwide and in my general area.
Below are some links I've found that have been helpful to me as I try to understand and navigate this new unknown (to me) world. I will continue to add to this as I find more resources:
Little People of America (LPA) national organization: http://www.lpaonline.org/
Regional and Local Chapters of LPA: http://www.lpaonline.org/find-a-local-contact-
A helpful introductory guide for raising children with dwarfism: http://www.lpaonline.org/assets/documents/LPA%20New%20View%20FINAL.%20122806.pdf
Understanding Dwarfism: http://www.udprogram.com/
Facebook group for parents of LPs (POLPs): Search for "POLP on Facebook"
Growth charts for LPs: http://aisforadelaide.com/growth-charts/
A beautiful essay describing the experience of raising a child with a disability titled Welcome to Holland
Click here for a compilation of Dwarfism Awareness Month info (October) that I posted to facebook.
Click here to read previous blog posts about my personal experience with raising my son with dwarfism.