Crieff 2019

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Great day out at Edinburgh Zoo!

Having a blast!

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Welcome to SNAC, our community site that shares information on JIA, events that we hold and much more.

JIA (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis) affects about one in every thousand under 16s yet most people don’t even know that kids can get arthritis.

SNAC was set up by parents of kids with JIA to provide support and information for families affected by the condition. On our website you will find information and real life experience about

  • The various types of JIA and related conditions.
  • The therapies and medicines used to treat the condition
  • What is being done to improve the treatments and outcomes
  • How to cope, from first diagnosis onwards.

To anyone affected by JIA, we hope you find the content helpful and informative, we have worked with the Scottish Paediatric Rheumatology teams to ensure the content’s accuracy.

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One in a Thousand Kids get JIA
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SNAC Founded
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Recent Achievements

We love to celebrate the things that our kids achieve so here’s a few of the recent posts.  You can see some more in our Blogs

Our Heroic Fundraisers

SNAC is run by a group of parent volunteers all of whom have a child with JIA (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis)   We love what we do and we get enormous satisfaction from seeing the difference that SNAC has made in peoples lives.

NONE of this would be possible without the army of people who give their time to raise funds on our behalf.  We’ll ost about as many as we can here but if you have helped and don’t see a post here then please get in touch and tell us all about it – with photos if you can!  This is the most recent few, please have a look at the Blogs to see what else has been happening!

About JIA

Juvenile Arthritis

JIA presents itself in a number of different ways and the condition is split into 7 main groups. Learn more about them here.

What is JIA?

Treatment

Treatment varies by condition and how it affects the individual. We explain the medications used in the treatment and how they might affect your child.

Treatment

Research

The prognosis for JIA has been hugely improved over the last few decades and ongoing research has played a vital part of this. Find out how you can help and why it isn’t as scary as it seems.

Research

What’s Happening…

4 weeks ago

SNAC Scottish Network for Arthritis in Children

A flavour of SNAC’s 10th Annual Family Weekend 2019. Great to be with such fabulous and brave kids, and their families, who all just want to have more info, and meet others in same situation, whilst having fun! The SNAC committee thoroughly enjoyed the weekend too.
Thank you to the 12 Scottish Paediatric Rheumatology Staff who gave up their weekend to support our event. #grateful #kidsgetarthritistoo #itsnotonlyme #juvenilearthritis
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Thank you so much to the amazing SNAC committee for delivering this awesome family weekend, so much new JIA knowledge and wonderful friendships taken back home with us 🥰

Thank you to all for a great weekend xx

4 weeks ago

SNAC Scottish Network for Arthritis in Children

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Comment on Facebook

My goodness what a big group I hope you all have a great time!

Love to all at SNAC from all at CCAA ❤👍🐧👏

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1 month ago

SNAC Scottish Network for Arthritis in Children
At Crieff for SNAC’s 10th Annual Family weekend. First evening and and ‘Ice breaker’ quiz - not that the kids need it! 
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At Crieff for SNAC’s 10th Annual Family weekend. First evening and and ‘Ice breaker’ quiz - not that the kids need it!
#kidsgetarthritistoo
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Have a great weekend. Love and best wishes from all at CCAA. 🐧❤🐧❤🐧

Brilliant, hope it is a great weekend 👏🏻

10 years - how time has flown - have a great weekend

Have a wonderful weekend. Great memories of when I attended with Niamh Ní Coisdealbha.

Have a wonderful and informative weekend everyone!!.so sad we couldn’t make it!!.xx

Hope you all have a great Time! X

Love it! 😀

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Great effort!

Great effort!We would like to give a huge thank you to all who participated in WORD Day 2019. With your support, we will, without doubt, break ground in getting juvenile rheumatic diseases recognized, diagnosed and treated earlier globally. A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO YOU! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

SNAC Scottish Network for Arthritis in Children

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