The Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) is a national, non-profit, self-help organization that provides information to patients and health professionals on ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases (Reiter's Syndrome and psoriatic arthritis, spondylitis of inflammatory bowel disease and undifferentiated spondyarthropathy) through education, awareness, advocacy and research. Information and most local programs are free. SAA has a yearly fee for members. Services include educational materials, support groups, and an active public message board, plus a toll-free information line.
The SAA publishes a book on spondylitis, a guide book for patients, exercise video tapes, and an audio cassette of physical therapy exercises. Serial publication: Spondylitis Plus, a quarterly news magazine containing information on research, treatment, psycho-social concerns, and human interest stories.
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