18-51 Segment 2: Little People, Disability and the Prospect of “Cure”

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Many people with dwarfism also face skeletal abnormalities which can lead to disability. Experts, and little people themselves, discuss major causes of dwarfism, the hurdles they create, the struggle for respect, and the prospect of treatments that could one day make little people much more rare.


  • Dr. Jennifer Arnold, co-star, TLC’s The Little CoupleĀ and co-author, Think Big
  • Ericka Okenfuss, licensed genetic counselor, Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, CA
  • Gary Arnold, President, Little People of America and Public Affairs Manager, Access Living, Chicago, IL

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