• 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.

     

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What’s New?

CHASA 2017 Adult Retreat

 ANNOUNCEMENT: We've had an overwhelming response to our adult retreat and registration has closed early. We are creating a wait list and if we have cancellations or can expand our space, we may be able to add more attendees. If you're interested in attending, please add your name to the 2017 CHASA ADULT RETREAT WAIT LIST.Join other … Read more>

Shane Loves to Ride Bikes

Our son Shane was born early, at 31 weeks, for reasons unknown. He was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and had a very successful laparoscopic repair at 5 days old. Shane spent 6 weeks in the NICU and during one of his many scans and tests, it was discovered he had experienced a brain bleed. We didn't even know babies could have strokes. … Read more>

UNC Hemiplegia Summer CIMT Camp

Summer camp is a quintessential childhood experience. That’s why UNC Children’s offers Helping Kids with Hemiplegia, a no-cost therapeutic day camp for kids ages 3 to 10 with motor impairment on one side of their bodies. The camp, founded by UNC Children’s occupational therapist, Holly Holland, and staffed by licensed occupational and physical … Read more>

Auditory Processing Disorder and CART Services

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services may benefit students with hemiplegia. Traditionally used by the deaf community, CART is useful for students who may have difficulty understanding auditory information - information they hear.CART can help the student understand what others are saying, especially in meetings, classrooms … Read more>

CHASA Awards 14 College Scholarships – 2016

The Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) has awarded fourteen scholarships to students pursuing a college education. This is our 15th year of awarding college and vocational scholarships! The total award for 2016 is $16,800. A very talented group of over 50 students applied for the CHASA scholarship and it was challenging to … Read more>

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>

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