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 Joint Adventures

Camp Joint Adventures is a 4-day experience for girls and boys ages 8-15 with juvenile arthritis. Campers enjoy many camp activities in a safe and fun environment. . read more

JA 101

Two pediatric rheumatologists will be in attendance to speak with parents of children with JA and other rheumatic diseases. A light dinner will be served and your questions will be welcomed! Please send your questions ahead of time to Brooke Burns at bburns@arthritis.org. We will have volunteers at the center to look after the kids while the parents are talking to the doctors.  Register Online

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.

Visit our "Kids Get Arthritis Too" website

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