The Arthritis Foundation values families who face the challenges of arthritis and related diseases. Below you can learn about the many opportunities available in your area through the Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Program.
www.KidsGetArthritisToo.org is designed for children to learn about symptoms, treatments, doctor visits, growing up with JA and more.
Arthritis Foundation Chief Mission Officer Barbara Perez talks about the challenges children with juvenile arthritis might encounter going back to school after the summer and what resources the Arthritis Foundation can provide families.
The School Resource Interactive CD is designed to allow you to easily move through the module to the areas that are of interest. You will find information on how to work with your child's school and medical team to get the accommodations your child needs. If you would be interested in receiving a free copy of the School Interactive CD please click here.
2014 Camp Dakota 2
August 3-August 8, 2014
3409 N Five Lakes Rd
Lapeer, MI 48446
A place, attitude, and adventure for children with arthritis and related rheumatic diseases. Click here to request a camp application.
Annie W. & Elizabeth M. Anderson Fall Family Camp
September 20, 2014 – September 21, 2014
Location: Joy Outdoor Education Center
10117 Old 3-C Highway
Clarksville, OH 45113
Contact: Kelly Case 1-800-383-6843
Click here for more information and an application.
New FREE CD Available! Juvenile Arthritis – Medication Resource CD
The Medication Resource CD is designed to allow you to easily move through the module to the areas that are of interest. You will find interviews with parents, children, and medical staff along with resource and documents for your use. If you would be interested in receiving a free copy of the Medication CD please click here to submit your request.
Juvenile Idiopathic (Rheumatoid) Arthritis and Its Impact on Kids
This autoimmune disorder doesn't just affect elderly people. Sometimes, children are impacted, too. Luckily, treatments and outlooks have improved for kids. This story features Andy Moy and Charlie Stahl, who are long time volunteers at the Arthritis Foundation and do not allow it to control them.
Juvenile Arthritis Alliance (JAA)
The JA Alliance is a virtual community connected through the Arthritis Foundation website. We’re here to provide the resources and opportunities for you to learn, connect and share with others. Click here for more info.
How you can get involved and make a difference. Click here.
Smriti Mohan, MD
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
University of Michigan
CS Mott Children’s Hospital
JA Families ENews