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Join families from across the United States for the 2013 National Juvenile Arthritis Conference in Anaheim, California, July 18-21, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.
The Juvenile Arthritis Conference offers a chance to meet other families going through similar challenges, share stories, learn new techniques for managing juvenile arthritis, and have fun!
The whole family is invited! Specific educational tracks focus on issues relating to parents, teens/young adults, children affected by arthritis and their siblings.
Children & Teen Program
Organized by age or grade level, these groups are supervised by a team of highly experienced program activity leaders. Children and teens learn to overcome obstacles, recognize and accept differences in themselves and others, and build lasting friendships while having fun.
Young Adult Program
Young people 18 or older share information and acquire the tools to be an advocate for themselves and the cause. Experts facilitate discussions on the unique challenges facing young adults. Attendees learn to successfully manage their lives in a safe space surrounded by peers.
Parents learn about childhood arthritis, caring for an affected child and the effects of the disease on the whole family. The workshops address questions about treatment, the role of the family, school issues, dealing with emotions, coping mechanisms and support opportunities.
Visit the ABOUT section for all the details on conference registration! Register early and save!
Volunteer Opportunities at JA Conference
Are you interested in volunteering at the JA Conference?
Visit the Volunteer Information/Registration page for more information. (Volunteers must be age 18 or older)
Note: If you and your family also plan to attend the JA Conference, you must register separately through the conference registration. Registration (including registration fees) are required for participate in conference activities.
A limited number of scholarships may be available in your area. Contact the Arthritis Foundation office in your LOCAL area as they are all coordinated differently. If you need assistance finding your local office, contact Katie Bitner at (404) 965-7538.