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Dear World: Australia is coming

July 19, 2017

  In less than 3 weeks, The SSPA will be flying over to Canada for their 3rd World Dwarf Games. This past weekend the team completed their final training and celebrated at the SSPA Annual Gala the unveiling of the final team. The World Dwarf Games are a unique opportunity for individuals with dwarfism to […]

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REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2017 50TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE SHORT STATURED PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA INC.

June 17, 2017

                     24TH – SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017 The key annual activity of the SSPA is the National Convention. This year we are celebrating the convention’s 50th Anniversary in the Hunter Valley. The convention is devoted to supporting short statured people and their families; with a focus […]

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2017 Australian World Dwarf Games

June 13, 2017

The Short Statured People of Australia (SSPA), are sending their 3rd Australian Team to the World Dwarf Games being held in Canada 2017. These games are a unique opportunity for individuals with dwarfism to compete against athletes from around the world on an even playing field. Sports contested include Basketball, Soccer, Track & Field, Swimming, […]

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2017 50TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE SHORT STATURED PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA INC.

May 8, 2017

2017 50TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE SHORT STATURED PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA INC. SUNDAY 24TH – SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017 The most constructive way to deal with the complex mix of medical, functional and social issues for individuals with short stature has been the creation and successful conduct of the SSPA. The SSPA undertakes a […]

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2017 National Short Statured Sports Weekend

May 8, 2017

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. Since 1996, the weekend has evolved into the second largest event on the SSPA’s annual national calendar, with numbers of attendance in the 100’s. Today, this weekend […]

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Notice of the 49th SSPA Annual General Meeting

September 8, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the 49th Annual General Meeting of the Short Statured People of Australia (SSPA) will take place on Wednesday 28th September 2016 at the Phillip Island Adventure Resort Cowes Victoria at 9.30am. Members may nominate a person/s for election to National Council. The following positions must be filled: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, […]

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“You Can’t Ask That” episode on short stature broadcast on ABC-TV

August 11, 2016

Last night, the ABC aired an episode of their series “You Can’t Ask That”, based around Short Stature. The show has the aim of breaking down social stereotypes of marginalised Australian communities. We welcome the discussion that will begin with the individuals featured on the show and no doubt grow from there, hopefully making a positive […]

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‘In My World’ by Carole Lander – New book review

August 5, 2016

IN MY WORLD contains two chapter books for readers aged 7+ ‘Basketball Tree’ and ‘Wheels of Fire’ feature main characters who live with a disability: Sam is short-statured and Bec is a wheelchair user. These are positive and affirming stories about kids today. They also depict the universal experience of people joining together through physical […]

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2016 National Sports Weekend wrap up

July 31, 2016

The 22nd SSPA National Sports Weekend was held between Friday 10th – Monday 13th June in Albury, NSW. This weekend began back in 1995 purely to provide an opportunity for the State of Origin basketball clash to take place between NSW and Victoria. The first weekend was attended by about 30 people. This year, we […]

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2017 World Dwarf Games – future camps

July 31, 2016

Congratulations to the 32 individuals that have thus far attended camp 1 or 2. Camp 3 will be the last chance for all other athletes and or new athletes to join the Australian Squad. Please contact me immediately if interested in World Dwarf Games – it’s not too late. The World Dwarf Games Committee have […]

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