Raising a child with dwarfism

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.

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