For LPA members there is a common feeling of self-acceptance, pride, community and culture. In a recent organizational statement, LPA put forward a call to action to abolish the word from the everyday nomenclature and to replace it with synonymous designations when necessary. The common thread throughout the discussions was that we as short statured individuals are productive members of society who must inform the world that, though we face challenges, most of them are environmental as with people with other disabilities , and we value the opportunity to contribute a unique perspective to the diversity of our society. The term dates back to , the height of the "freak show" era, and was generally applied only to short-statured persons who were displayed for public amusement, which is why it is considered so unacceptable today. There are no shortcuts, however. The etymology of the word dwarf is contested, and scholars have proposed varying theories about the origins of the being, including that dwarfs may have originated as nature spirits or as beings associated with death, or as a mixture of concepts.
Other relatively common genetic conditions that result in disproportionate short stature include spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita SEDc , diastrophic dysplasia, pseudoachondroplasia, hypochondroplasia , and osteogenesis imperfecta OI. The Case of Height". Wikipedia indefinitely move-protected pages. Of children with dwarfism? Midget is a term used for humans only.
Dwarf vs. Midget
Description: We are single and married, with families with spouses, parents and children who are average size and dwarfed, biological, and adopted. Dwarfs are supported to compete in sport by a number of organisations nationally and internationally. LPA is made up of over five thousand individuals with more than a hundred types of dwarfism, their families, a medical advisory board, and other friends and professionals. LPA is revitalizing its public education campaign, so that people of all sizes, including potential parents and health care professionals, will be properly informed of the realities of life with short stature. I am an actor that you have reviewed neither favorably nor unfavorably in two different movies: