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.

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

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

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Juvenile Arthritis on the College Campus

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

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504 Plans and College: Early Planning Is Essential After High School
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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College Access and Success After High School
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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College Disability Forms After High School
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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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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Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Medical Care Webinar Managing Health Care
Webinar: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Medical Care

Get tips to make the transition easier from pediatric to adult medical care.

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Making the Move to an Adult Rheumatologist Managing Health Care
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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Woman with ice pack on her kneck Self-Care & Relationships
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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Emotional Self-Care During Tough Times Self-Care & Relationships
Emotional Self-Care During Tough Times

Learn strategies to help reduce stress and feel better.

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Sharing Your Arthritis Diagnosis Self-Care & Relationships
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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Telling a New Partner About Your Arthritis Self-Care & Relationships
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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Finding a Job for People with Arthritis: A Guide | Arthritis Foundation

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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Working When You Have Arthritis

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

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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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Arthritis Champions Scholarship After High School
Arthritis Champions Scholarship

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

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Testing & Accommodations After High School
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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Champions Scholarship

If you’re a college student with a rheumatic disease and has made an impact on the arthritis community, you may be eligible to apply for an Arthritis Champions Scholarship. See our FAQ.

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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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Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life. Whether it is supporting cutting-edge research, 24/7 access to one-on-one support, resources and tools for daily living, and more, your gift will be life-changing.

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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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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