• 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.

     

    Learn about this program >
  • 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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CHASA College Scholarships

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>

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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 families as possible with this wonderful source of … Read more>

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Pediatric Stroke Awareness Montage

Our Baby Had a Stroke This picture was taken less than two months after Christopher (in photo - far left) had his MRI which  revealed that he had suffered a stroke in utero. The neurologist called us after hours and I remember feeling half paralyzed myself just listening to the words come out of her  mouth. My husband and I both cried for hours … Read more>

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What is Adaptive Sports or Para Sports?

Adaptive sports are competitive or recreational sports for people with disabilities.  Adaptive sports often run parallel to typical sport activities.  However, they allow modifications necessary for people with disabilities to participate and many sports use a classification system that puts athletes with physical challenges on an even playing … Read more>

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Learn More About Pediatric Stroke

Pediatric Stroke Awareness  – Everything you need to get started! –  Click here for Fact Sheet, Awareness Month Ideas, How to Host a Pediatric Stroke Event, How to Share Your Child’s Story, Proclamations , Videos, and more. Learn more about Pediatric Stroke Awareness and what you can do to share our message that Kids Have Strokes, too. A Few Facts … Read more>

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Kandu’s Big Adventure – Pediatric Stroke Awareness

Hi! My name is Kandu and I'm the CHASA Mascot. I'm ready for a BIG ADVENTURE. Want to go with me? We won't be alone because there are other kids around the world who'll join us. Some of those kids had a stroke or have something called hemiplegia which just means one side of your body works differently than the other side. You're going to meet lots … 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 on cognitive and language abilities. Drs. Elissa … 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 the study below. Cerebral palsy affects an … Read more>

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