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Houston - JA Parent Connect Group

Houston, Texas
47 Members

Live Yes! Connect Groups for JA Parents provide local connections, education and empowerment for parents and caregivers with children living with rheumatic disease. JA Parents come together for professional and volunteer-led sessions on a variety of topics and group activities as it relates to raising a child with arthritis.

Participants gain skills to advocate for their child, help their child develop self-management skills and discover strategies for daily living. These groups are part of an expanding range of Arthritis Foundation resources that provides personalized help & support to parents who have a child/teen with a childhood rheumatic disease.
 

Upcoming Events

Hilton Houston Post Oak 2001 Post Oak Blvd Houston, Texas Get Directions
  • Saturday October 24th 2020
    12:00 AM
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  • Saturday October 24th 2020
    12:00 AM
North Shore Park - Vendor 2505 Lake Woodlands Dr. The Woodlands, Texas Get Directions
  • Friday December 11th 2020
    12:00 AM
  • through
  • Sunday December 13th 2020
    12:00 AM
2020 Jingle Bell Run at The Woodlands in Houston, TX

The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

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Hilton Houston Post Oak 2001 Post Oak Blvd Houston, Texas Get Directions
  • Saturday October 24th 2020 12:00 AM
  • through
  • Saturday October 24th 2020 12:00 AM
North Shore Park - Vendor 2505 Lake Woodlands Dr. The Woodlands, Texas Get Directions
  • Friday December 11th 2020 12:00 AM
  • through
  • Sunday December 13th 2020 12:00 AM
2020 Jingle Bell Run at The Woodlands in Houston, TX

The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

University of Houston - Sugar Land Campus 14000 University Boulevard Sugar Land, Texas Get Directions
  • Friday December 11th 2020 12:00 AM
  • through
  • Sunday December 13th 2020 12:00 AM
2020 Jingle Bell Run - Sugar Land, TX

The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

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Cory F.
Cory F.
June 22, 2020 - 8:43 PM

Hi All! My 6 year old son was diagnosed with JIA 2 years ago. He is off of all treatments for the moment. Just reaching out to see what other parents experiences and concerns are regarding JIA and Covid-19. We have been practicing social distancing for months and feel it may be increasing Anxiety. I’m so glad this group is here for support!

Abigail B.
Abigail B.
April 16, 2020 - 2:44 PM

Corinne and I wanted to welcome all of our members to our Houston JA Parents Live Yes Connect group! Please feel free to introduce yourself, ask questions, etc on this discussion board. We look forward to having great discussions and meeting all of you and your families!

Megan C.
Megan C.
January 13, 2020 - 1:47 AM

Hi all. My son, Isaiah 13) was recently diagnosed with JIA and began taking methotrexate and humira. He’s been getting the ugly side effects of the drug and it’s been really hard on my family. I’m just looking for a support group where I can hear others advice or past/current situations.

Jen T.
Jen T.
February 1, 2020 - 7:18 PM

We are here to help! There's an upcoming Juvenile Arthritis Family Day at Dave & Busters (off I10 and Silber) on February 15th. It would be great if your family can attend. I'm happy to provide further details.

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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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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.

Trailblazer

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

Visionary

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.

Pioneer

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.

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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.

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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.

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