The Little People of Ireland (formerly known as the Irish Association for Restricted Growth) was founded to promote awareness and understanding of the various conditions which lead to restricted growth and to support and assist individuals of restricted growth and their families.
After a long absence, the LPI are back online with a new website. There is a new web address also. The new address is www.lpi.ie.
In the meantime, and indeed indefinitely, I will continue to provide some information, links and news via the links on either side of this page.
Please bear with me as I add more articles and do check back later.
Consider this .....
There are many conditions and diseases that can cause short stature. Some of these conditions involve a primary bone disorder - the bones do not grow and develop normally. These conditions are called skeletal dysplasia. Over 900 specific skeletal dysplasias have been identified. Of these, Achondroplasia is the most common, affecting about 80% of all Little People. An individual with Achondroplasia has disproportionate short stature. It occurs in all races and with equal frequency in males and females, and affects about one in every 40,000 children (this was the most conservative estimate available).
World Population as of (6/6/2002) = 6,250,000,000
(6,250,000,000 / 40,000) / 0.8 = 195,313 Little People (Worldwide)
......................... Courtesy of Dwarfism.org