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Information for teachers

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How can arthritis affect school life?

If you have a young person with arthritis at your school, you have a great opportunity to really help them.

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What practical support can I give to a pupil with arthritis?

Schools are legally required to provide equal opportunities for all their pupils.

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What emotional support can I give to a pupil with arthritis?

Understanding and compassion will make a big difference for a pupil with arthritis.

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Young people and arthritis

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Advice and information for young people who have arthritis.

What is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)?

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is inflammation of the joints that starts before the age of 16. We don't yet know exactly what causes it.

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