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 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>
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>
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>
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>
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, 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. Update 10/31/16: We are out of our first printing of Kandu books and are busy shipping to those … 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>
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.