Working with a Rheumatic Disease
An Interactive Tool for Youth and Young Adults
About Working with a Rheumatic Disease
Youth and young adults living with rheumatic health conditions such as juvenile arthritis or lupus face unique challenges as they enter the workforce. Identifying the right job, preparing a resumé and accessing the support can be helpful for career success. Working with a rheumatic disease: an interactive tool for youth and young adults is a step-by-step resource that offers access to information and recommendations from trusted resources to facililate young people to embark on the right path as they navigate the working world. This tool identifies potential challenges and helps youth and young adults overcome these challenges.
Who should use this tool
This interactive tool is designed for youth (teenagers) and young adults who are just entering, recently entered or contemplating entering the workforce. The tool takes users through one of three paths, depending on how they identify:
- I am looking for work
- I have a job
- I'm not able to work
The tool then asks users to answer "yes" or "no" to questions that will help them identify important steps and potential challenges along the way, pointing to web-based resources that offer guidance.
The tool is available by clicking on the "Access the tool" link above, or by clicking on the image above.
A downloadable and printable Resource Handout is also available above, including a list of resources, as a companion to the online toolkit Working with a rheumatic disease.
Preventing work disability among millennial young adults with rheumatic disease. Funded by Arthritis Society Operating Grant. Ongoing.