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2015 SSPA National Sports Weekend

March 8, 2015

2015 SSPA National Sports Weekend – 21 years Background The SSPA National Sports Weekend began back in 1995 purely to provide another opportunity for the State of Origin basketball clash to take place between NSW and Victoria. Attended by about 30 people, the weekend saw Victoria claim a 25–18 victory to win the Rosemary Hobbs […]

Vale Stella Young

December 18, 2014

The SSPA, together with our Founder, Rosemary Hobbs, and our Patron, Tina Zeleznik, mourn the loss of Stella Young – a high profile disability activist, a teacher, a comedian, a leader, a sister, a daughter, a friend – who passed away on Saturday evening at the age of 32. We, along with the rest of […]

SSPA Christmas Parties

November 20, 2014

It’s that time of the year! Both the New South Wales and Victorian Branches have organised Christmas parties for their members, as well as families and friends. Check the respective New South Wales and Victorian Branch websites as well as Facebook pages for further details about these events.

SSPA on Facebook

November 15, 2014

SSPA Victoria just launched their own Facebook Page – search “SSPA Victoria” to view the page. Please ‘like’ if you wish to receive updates and notifications about all State Branch events. Whilst you’re searching, don’t forget that SSPA Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia all have their own Facebook Pages.

Dwarfism Awareness Month flyer

October 8, 2014

Download the flyer clicking on the following link: SSPA Dwarfism Awareness Month flyer (PDF) Print off the Dwarfism Awareness flyer from here and ask if you can place it on the window of your local library, milk bar, news agency, school, university and help spread the word about Dwarfism Awareness.  

Dwarfism Awareness Month – October 2014

October 6, 2014

What is it? October was officially recognised as “Dwarfism Awareness Month” by the Little People of America (LPA) in 2009. October was chosen as the month to celebrate dwarfism as it’s the birth month of the late Billy Barty, founder of the LPA. It is now celebrated around the world, with several countries passing a […]

Essendon woman Margherita Coppolino has been profiled for a book to coincide with Dwarfism Awareness Month

October 1, 2014

MARGHERITA Coppolino is a mediator, disability ­consultant, radio presenter, photographer and boccia player. But she says the first thing people notice is her height. Ms Coppolino has spent decades educating the community about short-statured people so they could see past the differences. “We might be a bit shorter but we live just like everybody else,” […]

Stella Young in ‘Tales from the Crypt’

October 1, 2014

STELLA Young pulls in a capacity Northcote Town Hall audience for the debut of her new show, Tales from the Crypt. This cheeky, no-nonsense, 32-year old, wheelchair-bound, technically medical dwarf (there are 200 different types of dwarfism) was born with the skeletal integrity of a pavlova, so her bones break easily. Regardless, she has to […]

2014/2015 National Council elected

September 26, 2014

At the 47th SSPA AGM held in South Australia, a new National Council has been elected. Congratulations to the following newly-appointed SSPA National Council members: President: Sam Millard (Victoria) Vice-President: Linda Henderson (NSW) Secretary: Alicia Jenkins (New South Wales) Treasurer: Rosemary Hobbs (Victoria) Overseas Liaison Officer: Samantha Lilly (Victoria) Journal Editor: Tony Munro (New South […]

Notice of 47th SSPA Annual General Meeting

August 21, 2014

Notice is hereby given that the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Short Statured People of Australia (SSPA) will take place on Wednesday 24th September 2014 at the Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair, South Australia at 9.30am. Members may nominate a person/s for election to National Council. The following positions must be filled: President, Vice-President, Secretary, […]

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