A Teacher’s Guide to JA
Know Your Educational Rights
Guidance for Transitions
Your child with JA has rights to ensure a fair and equal education. Find out what they are and how to navigate other school-related issues.
JA Patient Tips for College Success
A university grad with arthritis gives tips for making the most out of college.
Back to School Safety Checklist During COVID-19
Certain safety protocols may be more important for reopening schools during the coronavirus than others. Learn what they are to help decide what’s right for your child.
Expert Q&A: COVID-19 and Schools Reopening
Learn how to weigh the risks of sending your child back to school with these tips from a pediatric infectious disease expert.
Expert Q&A: Childhood Sports and COVID-19
A pediatric infectious disease expert weighs in on the safety of childhood sports and other extracurricular activities during the coronavirus outbreak.
504 and IEP Obligations at Private Schools
Private and independent schools may operate under different rules with regards to 504 and IEP plans for children with disabilities, including juvenile arthritis (JA).
504 Plan FAQs
Learn answers to common questions about 504 plans for your child with juvenile arthritis (JA) and get tips on avoiding common mistakes.
Federal Laws That Support Kids With JA in School
Learn about three laws, including IDEA, Section 504 and ADA, that support the educational rights of your child with juvenile arthritis in school.
JA Educational Rights Glossary
Learn common terms and acronyms associated with educational rights and juvenile arthritis (JA).
Educational Rights Resources
Get in-depth information about educational rights for your child with juvenile arthritis (JA) and how to set up a 504 plan or IEP.
Developing a 504 Plan for Your Child With JA
Learn how to develop a 504 plan to help your child with juvenile arthritis (JA) thrive in school and participate in activities.
Identifying Accommodations for Your Child With JA
Learn how to identify juvenile arthritis (JA) symptoms that may cause problems at school and find out solutions to minimize their impact.
Sample 504 Accommodations for Your Child With JA
Learn about juvenile arthritis (JA) accommodations to put in your child’s 504 plan.
Video: 504 Accommodations in School
Get advice from school experts on which accommodations your child with juvenile arthritis (JA) should have in high school and college educational rights plans.
Returning to School
Get tips to help your child with juvenile arthritis (JA) make a smooth transition into a new school, new class or returning from an extended absence.
School Needs Checklist
Identify challenges your child with arthritis may face in school and what you can do to help.
504 Plan Tips from a Social Worker
Learn valuable tips from social workers to help set up a 504 plan for your child with juvenile arthritis (JA).
The IEP Process
Setting up an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) requires several important steps. Learn how to start the process for your child with juvenile arthritis (JA).
Videos for Educating Others About JA
Get tips and advice from students and parents on telling others about juvenile arthritis (JA) and self-advocacy.
Videos to Help Develop an Effective 504 Plan
Get tips from parents, students, medical professionals and school counselors about effective communication and setting up a 504 plan for your child with juvenile arthritis (JA).
Getting Home Instruction for Your Child
Learn how to make arrangements for hospital or homebound instruction for your child with arthritis.
Advocating for Your Child with Arthritis at School
These tips can help your child get the necessary accommodations to succeed in school.
How to Handle a 504 or IEP Dispute
If your child with juvenile arthritis (JA) has trouble getting IEP or 504 plan accommodations, learn what to do and how to handle a dispute.
Solving Common 504 Plan Challenges
Learn how to solve common 504 plan challenges so your child with juvenile arthritis (JA) gets the accommodations he or she needs to succeed.
Juvenile Arthritis: A Teachers Guide Brochure
Educate teachers and school personnel about juvenile arthritis (JA) with brochures available for immediate download.
Templates for IEP and 504 Letters
These letter templates cover 10 situations and stages related to educational rights plans.
Sample Letter: Address 504 Plan Concerns
Use these templates to request updates and address non-compliance regarding your child’s 504 plan for juvenile arthritis (JA).
Sample Doctor Letter to School Administrators
Get a template to help your child’s doctor explain juvenile arthritis (JA) for the educational rights evaluation process.
Sample Nurse Letter to School Administrators
Get a sample letter to help your child's health-care professionals make requests for school accommodations for juvenile arthritis (JA).
Sample Parent Letter to School Administrators
Learn how to request a planning meeting with school administrators for your child’s educational rights plan for juvenile arthritis (JA).
Sample Student Letter to Teacher and School Nurse
Get a template to help your child communicate with teachers and nurses about educational rights plans for juvenile arthritis (JA).
Explaining Arthritis to Your Child's Teachers
Learn how to tell your child’s teachers about juvenile arthritis (JA) and how it may affect school performance with this form.
Permission to Take Medication at School
Get a form to be completed by your child’s doctor so he or she can take juvenile arthritis (JA) medications.
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