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
November 9th & 10th
Having a child with a chronic illness is stressful for Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters. How do you fight that stress? With a little FUN! It’s time for a family getaway especially geared towards the needs of families with children affected by arthritis, to participate in educational and recreational activities and share experiences in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.
The day-long program is designed so that parents and children can enjoy time together and separately with their peers. The event includes lunch and dinner.
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