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Online. 6153 members. Support and information for persons with ankylosing spondylitis and related disorders. Provides inspiration, friendship and humor. Message board. Separate forums for affected persons, families, friends and affected teens.


Verified: 2/14/2013

Juvenile Arthritis Alliance

National. 10 Regions. Founded 1981. Council of the Arthritis Foundation devoted to serving the special needs of children, teens and young adults with childhood rheumatic diseases (including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and ankylosing spondylitis) and their families. Provides information, advocacy, educational materials, programs and conferences. Offers online support and local chapter locator. Membership $20/yr. (for Arthritis Fdn).


Juvenile Arthritis Alliance

1330 W. Peachtree St., Ste 100

Atlanta, GA 30309

Voice: 404-872-7100 ext. 7538


Verified: 1/25/2013

Spondylitis Association of America

International network. 25 affiliated groups. Founded 1983. Support, research, advocacy and education for patients, families, friends and health professionals concerned with ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases e.g.: (reactive arthritis/Reiter's syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease). Publications, videotapes and newsletter. Guidelines available to start support groups.


Spondylitis Association of America

P.O. Box 5872

Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

Voice: 1-800-777-8189 or 818-892-1616

Fax: 818-892-1611



Verified: 2/12/2013

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