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  • Welcome

    Welcome to Little People UK website. 

    I am very proud and excited to share our website with you.

    It has been many months in development and I think it signals how LPUK has matured as a charity. The site aims to be an invaluable resource to the dwarfism community, their friends and families. Membership can be completed via this website and in time event registration will be available through the site too.

    We will continue to add information and develop the site based on user feedback, so if you have any suggestions, please email them to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Thank you,

    Sammy Davis
    Chair, Little People UK

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Become a member of Little People UK to keep up-to-date with what we are doing, receive invitations to events across the UK and get hold of new information literature that we produce.

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Please click on the links below to find growth charts for Achondroplasia - 

Head circumference - female

Head circumference - male

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Growth Chart - female

Growth Chart - male

Height and weight chart - female

Height and weight chart - male

 

Consideration needs to be taken with newborns who have dwarfism, regarding growth and milestones, and how these may differ from average height newborns, you can view the PCHR insert which offers guidance for when speaking to healthvisitors. 

Dwarfism can be a minefield of information, here are some quick facts to help understanding - 

  1. There are over 200 different types of dwarfism
  2. 80% of people with dwarfism are born to average height parents as the result of a spontaneous mutation
  3. Some forms of dwarfism can be passed on to children, when parents have dwarfism themselves 
  4. A person with dwarfism is typically under the height of 4 foot 10 inches 
  5. There are around 7000 people with dwarfism in the UK
  6. Dwarfism is not just about height, other medical issues can arise due to dwarfism 
  7. Different forms of dwarfism have differing medical issues such as spinal stenosis, hydrocephalus, arthritis and more
  8. Dwarfism can be diagnosed using a number of methods included genetic testing, ultrasound scans and x-rays
  9. Some forms of dwarfism are noticeable at birth, other forms of dwarfism are not noticeable until around 3 or 4 years of age
  10. There is not one single specialist who deals with medical issues around dwarfism, it often takes a team working together 

 

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