Kids Get Arthritis, Too
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis and other pediatric rheumatic diseases affect nearly 300,000 kids and teens in the United States. Find invaluable resources, events and information to help support you and your family on the JA journey.
Making Memories at JA Camp
JA camps around the country offer kids and teens the chance to meet others who share similar experiences.
Make It a Family Affair
The JA Family Summit (formerly JA Conference) brings families together for fun, leadership and education.
Young People Share Their Perspectives on Growing Up With Arthritis
A chronic illness like childhood arthritis or other pediatric rheumatic condition can affect every kid, teen and young adult differently. But many of them often express similar thoughts and feelings about their disease and what they’ve experienced, including struggles with isolation, loneliness and being misunderstood. Hear what some young patients have to say about the challenges they’ve faced and how they’ve made the best of their circumstances.
- Juvenile Arthritis
- Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Juvenile Dermatomyositis
- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Juvenile Scleroderma
- Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Kawasaki Disease
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For families living with arthritis and related diseases, the Arthritis Foundation is a refuge. Easily find life-changing resources and meet other families and experts who understand. Best of all, know you’re not alone.Learn More
JA Connect Group
There are others in your local community who understand. Connect virtually to make new friends, share tips and get answers and support.Get Connected
JA Patient Education & Resources
Get all the information you need to know about juvenile arthritis, including how it affects the joints and other parts of the body, best treatments, pain management techniques, programs and resources, and more.Learn More
Living With Juvenile Arthritis
No two children with juvenile arthritis experience the exact same symptoms or struggles. The treatment approaches, needs and wants of each child and family can differ, too. From medications and meals, to pain management and school solutions, this expert information can help you best support your child with JA and family.
About Juvenile Arthritis
Get the tools you need to conquer arthritis. Track your symptoms, nutrition, medications and more.Learn More
Managing JA requires working with your child’s care team to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Learn about your child’s options.Learn More
Learn what drives your child’s pain and other symptoms and how to manage them in various ways, from medications to complementary therapies, and more.Learn More
JA Medical Decisions
JA can bring up tough decisions – from choosing a doctor to selecting the right treatment plan. Learn how to make the best choices for your child.Learn More
For children with JA, a balanced diet is key for healthy development and living well. Get healthy eating tips for your child and the entire family.Learn More
Staying active with JA isn’t just possible – it’s necessary for staying strong and healthy. Learn the best exercises for your child.Learn More
Growing up is hard enough, let alone with a chronic disease. Learn ways to help your child through the emotional challenges of living with JA.Learn More
Family & Relationships
Coping with JA can be difficult for everyone involved. Learn how to help you and your family deal with the ups and downs of arthritis.Learn More
Better understand health coverage options and choose the right plan for your child’s needs. Reduce costs and find financial assistance programs.Learn More
JA camps provide a secure camping and learning environment for children and teens. Campers develop improved confidence and self-advocacy skills to help better manage their arthritis.Register Today
JA Power Pack
Our Power Pack provides tools to help you and your child more confidently navigate the journey with JA. Designed for three different age groups, each provides life-changing information and more.Order Today
Guidance for Transitions
The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a big step. Get resources to ease the process, from transitioning out of pediatric care into adult care, to choosing a career and college, and more.Find More Information
School and College
Set Your Child Up for Success
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.Get Started
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