October is Dwarfism Awareness Month
On October 25th, show us your green and join us as we all come together to raise public awareness on all of the work being done by support groups and healthcare providers around the world. All businesses and public services in Ireland are required under the Disability Act of 2005 to be accessible for people with disabilities. Together, we can share easy to understand up to date information and guidelines on best practice to encourage dwarfism awareness, acceptance and most importantly access.
Little People of Ireland is proud to support Dwarfism Awareness Month and encourage you to join us. Please support the campaign by wearing green. Consider hosting a coffee morning and ask your workplace, school, family and friends to join you. If you would like some information flyers to share for your event, please get in touch and tell us about your plans.
Both are a fantastic way to begin a conversation and an opportunity to discuss dwarfism awareness.
With your help, we can positively impact the lives of our members and their families.
What is Dwarfism?
Dwarfism encompasses many different medical conditions. It is more noticeable in some conditions than others.
Dwarfism is usually categorised as either
- Proportionate short stature (PSS)
- Disproportionate short stature (DSS)
Most members of Little People of Ireland have a dwarfism related condition due to a genetic condition. There are several hundred conditions that can cause dwarfism – these can cause proportionate or disproportionate restricted growth.