Hear From Educational Rights Experts

Get insights from a former principal, special education teacher and rheumatology nurse on educational rights and school solution topics for students with rheumatic diseases. Check out highlights from the webinar!

Getting Started

Learn about the federal laws that protect your child’s educational rights, understand how JA may affect your child at school, and review the glossary of terms and acronyms. Plus, watch videos about self-advocacy and getting support.

Developing an Effective Plan

Understand your options and how the IEP and 504 processes work, as well as how to build collaboration. Plus, watch expert videos for advice on accommodations, standardized tests and more.

Managing School Transitions

Find information on at-home or in-hospital instruction, advice for moving to a new class or school, and help with college access issues. Plus, watch videos of parents discussing how to help children and teens become self-advocates.

Sample Forms

Find a range of templates, checklists and sample documents you can use to ensure good communication with school staff, including teachers, nurses, P.E. coaches and others. Topics include medication, gym activities and more.

Sample Letters

Letters help us establish the need for special education and accommodations, as well as to request action. Use these letters as models for statements from students, parents and health-care providers.

Educating Others About JA

Get materials and videos to educate staff about JA and how it impacts children and school life. Plus, download a free, customizable presentation for children to use to educate classmates and teachers about life with JA.