What is Juvenile Arthritis?
Juvenile Arthritis (JA) refers to any form of arthritis or an arthritis-related condition that develops in children or teenagers who are less than 18 years of age. read more
Camp Spirit is a week long experience where girls and boys with juvenile arthritis, ages 8-15, can enjoy lots of camp activities in a safe and fun environment at a pace that is comfortable to each child’s individual needs. Visit out Camp Spirit website
Juvenile Arthritis Conference
The Juvenile Arthritis Conference is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature, nationwide event for families affected by juvenile arthritis. The conference offers a chance to meet other families going through similar challenges, share stories, learn new techniques for managing juvenile arthritis and have fun! Join us for this three-day education event that focuses on health, wellness and fun for children affected by arthritis,lupus, myositis, ankylosing spondylitis and other rheumatic diseases. read more
Kids In Control KITS (KICKITS)
The Arthritis Foundation, Heartland Region is offering FREE survival kits to children who have been diagnosed by a doctor with a form of juvenile arthritis. The KICKIT (Kids In Control KIT) is designed to help your child learn how to take control of their arthritis by providing educational information, a health journal, a book for mom and dad, a book for the child and a cold pack. read more
Pen Pal Program
Children will be paired up with another girl or boy with arthritis. Fill out the registration form and fax it to (312) 372-2081 or mail to 35 E. Wacker Dr, Suite 2260, Chicago, IL 60601.
The Arthritis Foundation offers a number of programs for children and families living with JA. We hope that you will consider joining us at some of these events throughout the year.
Kids Get Arthritis Too
Visit our "Kids Get Arthritis Too" website