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
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>
Are You Ready to Party? Join over 300 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 family retreat where families who “get it” can socialize, share ideas, and have FUN!Research shows that knowing peers who are like you is very … Read more>
Cole was born at 35 weeks due to preeclampsia. He was sent to the NICU (Neonatal intensive care unit) at the hospital due to breathing issues and had several difficulties while he was there. What we thought were withdrawls from narcotic drugs administered in the NICU, ended up being seizures. Two months later Cole had an MRI and we discovered a … Read more>
Let's get moving! Many kids, teens and adults with hemiplegia or hemiparesis enjoy leisure and competitive sports. Below you'll find tips for locating sports opportunities in your community.Begin by playing sports for fun in your backyard. Catch and throw Nerf balls. Get a basketball hoop. You can start small and upgrade as they grow. Try … Read more>
Each year, CHASA awards college and vocational school scholarships to students who have a diagnosis of hemiplegia, hemiparesis, hemiplegic cerebral palsy due to any cause or a diagnosis of pediatric stroke. CHASA awarded fourteen scholarships in 2014 and thirteen scholarships in 2013. The 2015 application deadline is August 31st. All applicants … Read more>
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 families as possible with this wonderful source of … 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.