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 - People with dwarfism are usually no taller than 4 foot 10 inches.

- The word “midget” is considered highly offensive.

- Yes, you or your children can one day have a child with a form of dwarfism.

- 80% of Little People are born to average sized parents.

- Most types of dwarfism have medical complications, some more severe than others.

- Dwarfism occurs in all races and ethnicities.

- While many members of the short-statured community don't feel that they have a disability,
the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of people with dwarfism.

-Dwarfism can be caused by one of more than 200 different types of dwarfism with
an estimated 30,000 people in the U.S. and 651,700 in the world.

- Such terms as Little People, LP, Person of short stature or Person with a form of dwarfism are all
acceptable. Most people with dwarfism see the word “dwarf” as acceptable. Most people would rather be
referred to by their name than by a label.

- In the dwarfism community the word “average” is used instead of the word "normal."
Example: “Average sized parents” rather than “normal sized parents”.

- Dwarfism is not a reason to assume that someone is incapable. Little People can do just about
anything an average sized person can, just sometimes in a different way.

- Dwarfism is not a disease that requires a “cure.” Most people with the condition live a long prosperous life.

- Dwarfism is not an intellectual disability. A person who has dwarfism is typically of average intelligence.


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