• What do I do next?

    Your baby or child has just received a diagnosis of hemiplegia or hemiparesis due to an early stroke or a different cause. You’re suddenly thrust into the world you did not expect. How do you help your child live a full life while experiencing your own roller coaster of emotions? You are not alone. CHASA has been helping families since 1996 – we’re here for you.

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  • Helping Kids With Hemiplegia – Orthotic Grants

    We’re helping kids walk!  Kids with hemiplegia often need to wear a foot orthotic (brace) to help with balance and walking and these orthotics are very expensive. The CHASA Orthotic Grant Program helps families in need with the expense of purchasing an orthotic.


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  • Find CHASA on Facebook

    CHASA’s friendly and supportive online discussion groups have thousands of parents, mostly moms, of children who have hemiplegia or hemiparesis and discussions range from potty training to how to adapt a car.


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  • Shoe Exchange – Find Your Sole Mate™

    Children and adults with hemiplegic cerebral palsy often need to wear two different sizes of shoes. The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association has created the CHASA Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Shoe Exchange program to assist families in exchanging that extra pair of shoes.


    Find your Sole Mate >

What’s New?

Quick and Easy Meal Prep – With One Hand

Ready to cook your own meals? You may be a great "cook from scratch" cook, but if you don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, check out our tips below.make extra meals and freeze them in the portions you need some meals that freeze well are roast, chicken, fajitas and lasagna use a George Foreman grill to quickly cook things … Read more>

One-Handed Cooking Gadgets

Our kids can cook!  Have your child help out in the kitchen from an early age and he will learn to cook independently by the time he's ready to leave home. Cutting Tools for Individuals with Hemiplegia The Ulu knife is useful for chopping fresh herbsPizza cutters are also useful for cuttingFinger Guard Strawberry … Read more>

We Can Help With Your IEP (Individualized Education Plan)

Examples of Individualized Education Programs for students with a diagnosis of hemiplegia, hemiplegic cerebral palsy, or hemiparesis and related disabilities. IEP and psychological report for Preschool student, age 2, with hemiplegiaIEP for Pre-Kindergarten student, almost 3 years old, with hemiplegia, reduced attention span, gross motor … Read more>

Using Scissors to Cut With One Hand

Before you read the tips, ask yourself these questions: How important is it to learn to precisely learn to use scissors? Would your child's time be better spent learning something else? How often do adults cut around items on paper? Choose the correct scissors for cutting with one hand Children with hemiplegia may need special or adaptive … Read more>

Kandu’s First Book

Kandu, the CHASA Mascot, has a new book! We're excited to share Kandu's journeys with you. Kandu is a penguin who wears a brace and has some pretty fun adventures. If you are a CHASA Kid, meaning our website helps you, order your FREE Kandu book here.Donate to our Kandu Project and help us make a kid happy!Learn more about KanduFind … Read more>

My Personal Best

My name is Trent Clayton and I like to run! I like to run because it feels exhilarating, I love feeling the wind in my face, and the best part is pushing myself to do something I wasn’t sure I could do.One of the best parts about running as a sport is that you don’t need to lug around a bunch of equipment to train. What you do need is: a good … Read more>

Research Study: Virtual Balance Task in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Research study: How does feedback enhance learning of a virtual balance task in children with cerebral palsy? The Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association has teamed with the Rehabilitation Games and Virtual Reality (ReGame-VR) laboratory at Northeastern University in Boston, MA to recruit children with cerebral palsy, aged 7-12 years, who can … Read more>

How does CHASA use your donations?

Your donations directly help families of children who have hemiplegia or pediatric stroke.You may donate to CHASA using PayPal, our online donation system at Crowdrise, or by check. Learn more about donating here.CHASA Hosts Over 50 Online Groups: It's hard to take this journey alone and parents tell us the groups are valuable sources of … Read more>

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