Support & Information

This pages lists links to non-profit organizations, institutions or websites that offer relevant medical information and / or social, educational and overall support for achondroplasia and other genetic conditions. Links are organized by country and will be updated as frequently as possible.


This link takes you to the Argentinian guidelines for medical care of achondroplasia (in Spanish)


This is the Brazilian network dedicated to help doctors and families to diagnose skeletal dysplasias (in Portuguese)

Este link leva à rede brasileira criada para auxiliar no diagnóstico de displasias esqueléticas

This link takes you to the list of Clinical Genetic services recognized by the Brazilian Society of Medical Genetics (in Portuguese)

Este link leva à lista dos serviços de Genética Médica reconhecidos pela Sociedade Brasileira de Genética Médica


EURORDIS is an European organization for Rare Diseases

ESDN is the European network to help doctors and families to diagnose skeletal dysplasias

This is the link to ORPHANET, another major European organization for the care of rare diseases


This is the link to the French Organization for Rare Diseases


Rare Disease Day is an international initiative to raise awareness and care for rare diseases.

ISDS is the Medical/Scientific Society that gathers most of the doctors and investigators interested in skeletal dysplasias


This link takes you to AISAC, the Italian association for Achondroplasia


Rarissimas is a very active Portuguese organization working for health and social care of Rare Diseases including skeletal dysplasias 


This is the link to Fundación Alpe, one of the world most active patient-oriented organizations for achondroplasia, based in Gijón, Asturias

FEDER es la organización Española para Enfermidades Raras


This link takes you to the Swedish organization devoted to support rare diseases


This is the link for one of the world top skeletal dysplasias' expert groups, headed by Dr. Andrea Superti-Furga, based in Lausanne


This is the link to the Restricted Growth Association, an organization that provides support to people with dwarfism 

United States

This is the link to Little People of America (LPA), one of the world largest associations to support the many forms of skeletal dysplasias

Growing Stronger is a non-profit organization created by parents and devoted to expand the research of skeletal dysplasias

This is the link to Johns Hopkins' Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias in Baltimore, MD, one of the best renowned reference sites for the diagnosis and care of skeletal dysplasias in US

Dr. Dror Paley is one of the main orthopedists performing limb lengthening. He is based in Florida, US 

The International Center for Limb Lengthening, located in Baltimore, is also a top reference center for limb lengthening

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