Children's Hemiplegia & Stroke Association. Support for children with hemiplegia, hemiparesis, childhood stroke, infant stroke, hemiplegia, hemiparesis, neonatal stroke, brain bleed, stroke in utero and pediatric stroke
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>
Meet our new Kandu! A little more energetic and happier than old Kandu. Learn more about Kandu, the CHASA Mascot Find Support … Read more>
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: 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>
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>
The one-armed goalkeeper "So what was the coolest thing about Paralympic National Soccer Camp?"This was the first question that I asked my 13 year old son Shea, upon his return from the United States Men's Paralympic National Team Training Camp in Carson CA this past October.Shea's response was "We have a one armed (use of one) goalkeeper … Read more>
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>
CHASA Retreat 2016 Registration closed on April 6, 2016. We'll miss seeing you this summer! Watch the website for information on future retreats. Are You Ready to Party? Join over 400 kids, teens, and adults who have hemiplegia and their families for 4+ days of fun and relaxation. The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) hosts a … Read more>
Parents tell us they could not make the journey of raising a child with hemiplegia, hemiparesis, or pediatric stroke without the support of other parents who have been there. We want you to know that you are not alone. Join us! Learn more >
The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) is a 19 year old non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, teens and young adults who have hemiplegia. Hemiplegia or hemiparesis means that a person has weakness or difficulty using one side of their body.
Hemiplegia can be caused by a perinatal stroke, also known as an in utero stroke or a prenatal stroke. Hemiplegia can also caused by a stroke during childhood, brain surgery for seizures, hemispherectomy, a traumatic brain injury, cancer surgery and a several other conditions.
Why are we here? To help kids and adults with hemiplegia lead a happy and healthy life!
We’re here for life, meaning we help babies and we also help teens and adults who’ve had hemiplegia since childhood.
If this is all new to you, check out our Newly Diagnosed area.
Need support? We have thousands of parents who will walk with you on this journey.