The Covid Pandemic has emphasised more than ever the need for community supports and that one of the most vulnerable groups in any crisis are children with special needs. Cost.ie are delighted to be able to help in any small way we can and we’re doing that by partnering with iCan Ireland, an amazing charity providing a national support network for children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).
What is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is inflammation of the joints that affects children under the age of 16 where the cause is not known. Similar to arthritis in adults JIA causes pain and restricted movement in joints.
How do iCan help?
By providing a support network to the over one thousand children and teens in Ireland are diagnosed with JIA, through an online network, family days out, and information days.
iCAN helps parents, children and teens navigate life with JIA by providing information on JIA through our online support network, our patient packs and information days.
iCAN is working to get children in Ireland better access to rheumatological treatments. Currently, Ireland is at the bottom of the EU for pediatric rheumatological care. Children in Ireland deserve better.