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Welcome to the RGA

 

We’re passionate about changing society for the better, so that people with dwarfism can have the same opportunities as everyone else. Our purpose is to ensure that all people who are affected by dwarfism are equal in society

 

Here you can find out more about restricted growth, RGA UK, and what you can do to help make society a better place for people with dwarfism.


Latest news & blogs

Dwarfism, gaming, and the ‘butterfly-effect’ – a blog by Jacob Gould

My name is Jacob. I always introduce myself as a twenty-something software developer, gamer; who has a Christmas cracker sense of humour; a slight affinity for caffeine; and who just happens to have Achondroplasia.

I saw the RGA was running the #SpreadTheWord campaign – asking libraries and schools to stock books that show a positive image of dwarfism. I wanted to take part and contacted my old primary school to see if they’d welcome the books into their library. The current generation there would not have grown up with any real-life representation of dwarfism. They accepted my request and wanted me to revisit the school to deliver a presentation.Read More

Mega Weekend 2017 (dwarfism convention)

Wowzers! We’ll be hosting our annual Mega Weekend event between October 26th and 29th 2017 at the Woodland Grange hotel – of which we have exclusive use – in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

Three full days in which people with dwarfism and their families can attend a range of interactive workshops, informative talks, and fun activities, including:Read More

Dwarfism: what a Lego figure taught me about power

“You’re attention-seeking!”, “these characters are fictitious!”, “they’ve existed for years!”. These were some of the charges levelled at us this summer when we spoke out about an ‘Evil Dwarf’ collectors card, based on the popular LEGO figures. Here I must express an interest: I am the charity’s Vice-Chair and have dwarfism myself. From that position I feel it’s important I address these criticisms – not because I’m ‘sensitive’ or ‘a snowflake’, but because they provide a valuable lesson in power.Read More

RGA Mega Weekend 2017!


RGA UK’s biggest event of the year is back! A three day weekend – 26-29 October 2017 – for children and families in the dwarfism community to come together; forge and rekindle friendships; and take part in plenty of informative workshops, fun activities, and new adventures. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

 

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Please do get in touch and we will respond as soon as we can.

RGA Helpline
0300 111 1970

Office Address
The Restricted Growth Association (RGA UK) PO Box 88 PRESTEIGNE LD1 9BL
office@restrictedgrowth.co.uk