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.  

Thank you to all of our sponsors.  Click here to see companies supporting JA Programs.


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

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.


More About the School Resource Interactive CD


 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. 


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. 

How you can get involved and make a difference.  Click here.


The UCB Rheumatoid Arthritis Family Scholarship Program
The UCB RA Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards exceptional students who take control of their rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and do not allow it to control them. Click here to check on information for the 2012 program.


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.


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

JA Families ENews

2013 Spring JA Families ENews

Click here to sign up for the Arthritis Foundation, West Virginia JA Families Enewsletter

Thank you to Great Lakes Region Camp Sponsor:

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