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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: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 9/12/2013
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: email@example.com Verified: 9/12/2013
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 6645 W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 Voice: 1-800-362-4423 Fax: 708-383-0899 Website: http://www.magicfoundation.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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 | MAGIC Foundation 6645 W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 Voice: 1-800-362-4423 or 708-383-0808 Fax: 708-383-0899 Website: http://www.magicfoundation.org E-mail: email@example.com 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 | The MAGIC Foundation 6645 W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 Voice: 1-800-362-4423 Fax: 708-383-0899 Website: http://www.magicfoundation.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 2/14/2013
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