Jump to navigation. I'm only 4'5 but have No health problems besides thyroid and cholesterol. Hi Lynda, It sounds like your health issues are managed, so no, unless you are ill and actually unable to work, you will not qualify. Hi there, Generally people with dwarfism would not call themselves 'midgets' and may consider the word offensive. I went ahead and changed the title of this thread, because obviously someone who was previously moderating the forum did not catch it. Dwarfism is a medical condition.
Most types of dwarfism are caused by a genetic change mutation in the egg or sperm cells before conception. Others happen because of genetic changes inherited from one or both parents. Depending on the type of dwarfism, two average-size parents can have a child with short stature. It's also possible for parents who are little people to have an average-size child. Does everyone with dwarfism look alike?
Do I qualify for the little person disability at 4'11"
A dwarf is an extremely short adult who is less than 58 inches tall. The word midget is considered derogatory and offensive. Both words describe a short person, but refer to different physical characteristics and genetic conditions.
Dwarfism , also known as short stature , occurs when an organism is extremely small. In cases of proportionate dwarfism , both the limbs and torso are unusually small. Intelligence is usually normal, and most have a nearly normal life expectancy. Those with genetic disorders can sometimes be treated with surgery or physical therapy. Hormone disorders can also be treated with growth hormone therapy before the child's growth plates fuse.