2012 promises to be a successful year for Dwarfism Awareness Month. Earlier in the Year, New York passed a resolution that identifies October as Dwarfism Awareness Month, and California and New Jersey will soon issue a similar resolution.
|About 70 people gathered in New York City for awareness month launch|
In my opinion, though it is clearly biased, this was a great way to kick off Dwarfism Awareness Month for 2012. We brought attention to issues that impact people with dwarfism, we generated excitement among the membership, and we worked with other groups in order to make it happen. Without the sponsors outside of Little People of America, we never could have organized the event. This was important, not just because the support made the event possible, but because it sent the message that Dwarfism Awareness Month isn't just about LPA, it's about the entire dwarfism community. In the end, all the groups that work within and on behalf of the dwarfism community, want the same thing -- opportunity, support and resources for people with dwarfism.