• 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 >

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Pediatric Stroke Awareness Events 2015

If you’re planning an event or want to learn more, let us know!  Watch this page for new events or plan your own! Need ideas for an event? Click here. Watch this page as new events are added weekly. If you can’t attend one of these great events, you can help out by donating to CHASA. Some … Read more>

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Research Studies – Children after Stroke – Washington, DC area

The Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) has teamed with researchers at the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery (CBPR) at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC to recruit participants for a research study. Researchers are studying the effects of childhood stroke … Read more>

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CHASA Family Reunions

Join families of children, teens and young adults who have a diagnosis of hemiplegia for a relaxing weekend this summer. CHASA has hosted 13 national family retreats and families tell us they want more! In 2015, we've set up regional gatherings - CHASA Family Reunions - so we can include as many … Read more>

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Pediatric Stroke Awareness T-Shirts 2015

The awareness shirt campaign closed on 3/20/15 and your shirts will be shipped in April. If you have questions about your order, please contact booster.com. Thanks for your AWESOME support of this CHASA awareness campaign. Wear those shirts with pride! IT IS TIME FOR Pediatric Stroke Awareness … Read more>

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Recruiting Participants – Hemiparesis and Stroke – Comparing the Location of the Motor Cortex in Children Using Two Methods: EEG and TMS

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, CHASA, has teamed with Dr. Bernadette Gillick at the University of Minnesota to recruit participants for a research study, Comparing the Location of the Motor Cortex in Children Using Two Methods: EEG and TMS. Dr. Gillick has provided details about … Read more>

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Neuropsych – Our Experience

When our doctors first started talking about visiting a Neuropsych, they were having conversations with each other, while we were in the room. “Do you think a neuropsych would help?” “Yes, but not yet”… or “has he been to neuropsych yet? That could help with the IEP (Individualized Education … Read more>

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Constraint Therapy and Bimanual Therapy Camps 2015

The following organizations or clinics have contacted CHASA and asked that we share information with you about constraint induced movement therapy and/or bimanual therapy camps they are  hosting this summer. CHASA lists these camps as a courtesy to families and therapists and a listing is not an … Read more>

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Research Study Recruiting – Combined tDCS/CIMT in Children with Hemiparesis

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, CHASA, has teamed with Dr. Bernadette Gillick at the University of Minnesota to recruit participants for the Synergistic Effect of Combined tDCS/CIMT in Children with Heimparesis study. Research study information from the program is … Read more>

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