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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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, […]
SSPA membership subscriptions are due from 1st August 2014. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your membership and hope that you continue in the year ahead. Please renew your membership to remain financial and enjoy the benefits of being an SSPA member. A 2014/2015 membership form is available from the Membership page on this website. […]
The SSPA Annual Grand Gala Dinner is a highlight on the SSPA social calendar, and one event not to be missed. The night assists with fundraising efforts for the upcoming 2014 SSPA National Convention. Details of the SSPA GRAND GALA DINNER 2014 are as follows: When: Saturday 5th July 2014 Where: Mulgrave Country Club, Cnr. Wellington & […]