Going Back to School With Juvenile Arthritis

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.

New FREE JA Resource Available for Parents! Learn About School Issues and More

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.

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 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.

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. is designed for children to learn about symptoms, treatments, doctor visits, growing up with JA and more.  

The Arthritis Foundation Pen Pals
This program provides the opportunity for children with juvenile arthritis or a related condition to make a new friend and share feelings and experiences. Children sign up by filling out a questionnaire and are assigned a pen pal with similar interests.

 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.


Get Involved

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. 

Learn about how you can get involved and make a difference.  Click here.

For more information on Juvenile Arthritis programs, please contact Kara Dorda at 855-529-2728, Ext. 6601 or


July 27-Aug 1
Space is limited and campers will be considered in the order their applications are received. Counselor-In-Training campers will be screened based on their application, essay and telephone interview..

Click here for additional information and/or to request registration forms, or contact Kara Dorda at or 248.530.5021.

 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
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Raising a Child with Arthritis:
What to Expect, What’s New and Managing Family Dynamics

Click view this webinar via YouTube.

Featured Speaker:
Smriti Mohan, MD
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
University of Michigan
CS Mott Children’s Hospital

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