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Little People of America

(BILINGUAL) National. 69 chapters. Founded 1957. Provides mutual support to people of short stature (4 ft. 10 inches and under) and their families. Information on physical and developmental concerns, employment, education, disability rights, medical issues, adaptive devices, etc. Newsletter. Provides educational scholarships and medical assistance grants, access to medical advisory board and assistance in adoption. Local, regional and national conferences and athletic events. Online chatroom and e-mail listserv. Dues $55/yr.; 20/yr. (seniors); $750 (lifetime).
Write:
Little People of America
250 El Camino Real, Suite 201
Tustin, CA 92780
Voice: 1-888-572-2001 or 714-368-3689
Fax: 714-368-3367
Website: http://www.lpaonline.org / Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/little-people-of-america/170567479523
E-mail: info@lpaonline.org
Verified: 1/9/2013

Human Growth Foundation

National. 31 chapters. Founded 1965. Local groups provide members the opportunity to meet other parents of children with growth-related disorders. Mutual sharing of problems, research and public education. Monthly and quarterly newsletter. Parent-to-parent support and networking program. Annual conference. Also offers internet support list for parents and adults.
Write:
Human Growth Foundation
997 Glen Cove Ave., Ste 5
Glen Head, NY 11545-1564
Voice: 1-800-451-6434
Fax: 516-671-4055
Website: http://www.hgfound.org
E-mail: hgf1@hgfound.org
Verified: 2/14/2013

MAGIC Foundation for Children's Growth

National network. Founded 1989. Provides public education and networking for families of children with growth-related disorders. MAGIC Foundation has 11 divisions including: growth hormone deficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Turner's syndrome, precocious puberty, McCune Albright syndrome, panhypopituitarism, adult growth hormone deficiency, Russell Silver Syndrome, thyroid disorders, chronic renal insufficiencies and septo optic dysplasia. Information and referrals, phone support, pen pals, annual convention and conferences. Newsletters for children and adults.
Write:
MAGIC Foundation for Children's Growth
c/o MAGIC Foundation
6645 W. North Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
Voice: 1-800-362-4423 or 708-383-0808 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm CST)
Fax: 708-383-0899
Website: http://www.magicfoundation.org
E-mail: mary@magicfoundation.org
Verified: 2/13/2013

Growth Hormone Deficiency Support Network

National network of MAGIC. Founded 1989. Network and exchange of information for families of children with growth hormone deficiency disorders. Information and referrals, phone support, pen pals, conferences, literature, annual convention and membership newsletter $35 (US); $40 (Canada); $45 (overseas).
Write:
Growth Hormone Deficiency Support Network
c/o MAGIC Foundation
6645 W. North Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
Voice: 1-800-362-4423 or 708-383-0808 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm CST)
Fax: 708-383-0899
Website: http://www.magicfoundation.org
E-mail: mary@magicfoundation.org
Verified: 2/13/2013

Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency

National network. Founded 1989. Provides public education and networking for adults with growth-related disorders. Information and referrals, phone support, pen pals, annual convention and conferences. Newsletter.
Write:
Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency
c/o The MAGIC Foundation
6645 W. North Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
Voice: 1-800-362-4423 or 708-383-0808 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm CST)
Fax: 708-383-0899
Website: http://www.magicfoundation.org
E-mail: mary@magicfoundation.org
Verified: 2/14/2013

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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