Rheumatology Patient Education Resources


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Programs Available for Teens


A virtual peer mentorship program developed for teens with chronic rheumatic diseases created by Jennifer Stinson’s group at Sick Kids in Toronto. It is now being piloted in the US through the Arthritis Foundation for teens with JIA and other rheumatic diseases. Trained young adults who manage their disease well mentor teens. The mentor and mentee are matched through the Arthritis Foundation. Potential teen participants and mentors must complete an online application. It can be a helpful resource for those who are transitioning and learning to manage their condition independently.


Camp Boggy Creek

Founded with one simple premise in mind, that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand in hand with camp. Camp Boggy Creek has made it possible for children with serious illnesses to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically-sound environment. Located just a short drive from Orlando, Florida, the 232-acre camp serves children ages 7-16 who’ve been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions.