Juvenile Arthritis Transitions

These resources can help empower teens and young adults during challenging life transitions from childhood to adulthood, including navigating life after high school, social changes, self-care and the critical move from pediatric to adult medical care.

After High School JA Patient Tips for College Success
JA Patient Tips for College Success

A university grad with arthritis gives tips for making the most out of college.

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After High School girl on college campus
Juvenile Arthritis on the College Campus

Get tips for making the transition to college easier on your child with arthritis.

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After High School 504 Plans and College: Early Planning Is Essential
504 Plans and College: Early Planning Is Essential

Get tips on adapting a 504 plan for college for your child with juvenile arthritis (JA).

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After High School College Access and Success
College Access and Success

Get tips on how to help your teen with juvenile arthritis (JA) prepare for and succeed in college.

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After High School College Disability Forms
College Disability Forms

Get information about sample guidelines for requesting accommodations to help prepare your child with juvenile arthritis (JA) for college.

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Managing Health Care Give kids role in medical care
Giving Kids a Role in Their Medical Care

Find out what medical responsibilities your child with arthritis should have in each stage of life.

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Managing Health Care Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Medical Care Webinar
Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Medical Care Webinar

Making the move to adult medical care can be challenging for both parents and children with juvenile arthritis (JA). Get tips to make the transition easier.

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Managing Health Care Making the Move to an Adult Rheumatologist
Making the Move to an Adult Rheumatologist

Get tips for preparing your child with juvenile arthritis for the move to an adult rheumatologist.

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Self-Care & Relationships Woman with ice pack on her kneck
Relax, Recharge and Care for Your Joints

Self-care is all the rage these days. And for people with arthritis, it is essential. Learn to take a little “me” time and care for your joints after exercise, a long day or stressful situations.

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Self-Care & Relationships Emotional Self-Care During Tough Times
Emotional Self-Care During Tough Times

Stress may feel overwhelming, but it's important to control it, especially because it can worsen arthritis symptoms. Here are some strategies to help reduce stress and feel better.

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Self-Care & Relationships Sharing Your Arthritis Diagnosis
Sharing Your Arthritis Diagnosis

Learn how people have decided to share their arthritis diagnosis and what experts say to help you decide about how to talk about it.

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Self-Care & Relationships Telling a New Partner About Your Arthritis
Telling a New Partner About Your Arthritis

Dating can be challenging for anyone, especially when telling your new partner that you have arthritis. Use these nine tips when making the big reveal.

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Careers woman on the phone
Entering the Workforce with Arthritis

Learn what you need to know about the job search if you have arthritis. How to start, what to consider during the search and what to know after landing a job.

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Careers Working When You Have Arthritis
Working When You Have Arthritis

What you need to know to keep your career moving forward.

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Careers Know Your Workplace Rights if You Have a Disability
Know Your Workplace Rights

Know your workplace rights if you have disability. Learn how to determine if you need accommodations and to frame a request for accommodation.

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After High School Arthritis Champions Scholarship
Arthritis Champions Scholarship

Learn about the Arthritis Champions Scholarship for students with juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

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After High School Testing & Accommodations
Planning for High School Standardized Tests

Many students with JA will require testing accommodations in order to participate in testing programs on an equal basis with their peers. Find your planning tips here.

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School K-12

Students with JA may face additional challenges, but arthritis doesn’t have to affect school performance. Learn which rights protect your child and develop a plan to ensure an equal education.

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Virtual Connect Groups

There are others in your local community who understand. Connect virtually to make new friends, share tips and get answers and support.

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Connect on Campus

The Connect on Campus Care Pack is filled with helpful tools and materials to kick start your semester and to empower you to live your best life while in college.

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Spotlight Story

Allie Greenfield

For teens and young adults with arthritis, switching to adult health care is another challenging rite of passage. Allie Greenfield shares her tips for making the transition as smooth as possible.

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Diagnosed With Juvenile Arthritis?

Get the latest news and tips about living with Juvenile Arthritis in the Living Your Yes! e-newsletter.

 
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Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

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Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20. You'll receive a year's worth of Arthritis Today magazine, access to helpful tools, resources, and more.

Make a Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.


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Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.

Trailblazer

Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

Visionary

Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.

Pioneer

Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.

Pacesetter

Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.

Signature

Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.

Supporting

Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.