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.
- 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
Connect with Your JA Community
Want to get involved, make a difference or connect with others in your local community, find your nearest Arthritis Foundation office.Join the Conversation
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
Virtual JA Camps
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
Vitual JA Conference
This annual event brings in thousands of kids, teens, young adults and families affected by JA. Learn about arthritis and make lasting connections while having fun with the whole family.Find Out More
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
College freshman and Arthritis Champions Scholarship recipient Laniese Penner is redefining what it means to have arthritis by breaking down stereotypes and sharing her story.Read About Laniese
Diagnosed With Juvenile Arthritis?
Get the latest news and tips about living with Juvenile Arthritis in the Living Your Yes! e-newsletter.