Growth Disorders

Looking for information about dwarfism or other growth disorders? Here are some good places to start. Check the related subjects for information about other specific growth disorders.
Diastrophic Help
This personal web site for parents of children with diastrophic dysplasia (DDs), a common form of dwarfism, offers tips for clothing and self-dressing, home environment, bathrooms, self-toileting, schools, and more.
Human Growth Foundation
This valuable web site provides information about various aspects of growth disorders and treatments for adults and children, with a focus on hormone therapy information.
LPA Online
Little People of America (LPA) offers a wide variety of informational resources about dwarfism, related links, and the organization.
The Magic Foundation for Children’s Growth
This web site offers a wide variety of informational brochures about various aspects of children’s growth disorders and treatments; a kids’ page and information about the organization are also included.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NICHD “conducts and supports laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research on the reproductive, neurobiologic, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations.” NICHD is the primary NIH organization for research on dwarfism. Its web site includes information about the agency and its programs.
Tall Clubs International (TCI)
Information about clubs and organizations for tall people.
Related Subjects
Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy
Marfan Syndrome
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Septo-Optic Dysplasia
Sotos Syndrome
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