Little People, Big World

Dwarfism is short stature resulting from a medical condition. It is sometimes defined as an adult height of less than 4 feet 10 inches  (147 cm), although this definition is problematic because short stature in itself is not a disorder. 

There are over 200 medical condition that cause dwarfism and the symptoms and characteristics of people with dwarfism vary a great deal. In the United States, Canada and New Zealand people that suffer from dwarfism prefer to be called little people,which brings us to the main topic of this post.

Many dwarfs have difficulty finding medical staff to attend to their needs, because many don’t have the necessary knowledge and experience to tend to their problems. And this is not all of it. Unemployment, underemployment,adoption,education and accessibility and other of the problems they have to face.

Furthermore,post-secondary education is made difficult for dwarfs and families with dwarf children because there are many available scholarships disadvantaged populations, but dwarfism hasn’t fit as well within the qualification criteria. Again, some educational institutions may have little experience accommodating dwarf students, so the above mentioned problem rises again.

They are little people, living in big world. How can they manage? Or even more, can they? Do you know any means by which they could get along easier? If so, share it with us.

You’ll see our solution in a few days!


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