• 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.

     

    Find your Sole Mate >

What’s New?

Insurance Approval for WalkAide or Bioness for Toe Drop

Children and adults with hemiplegia or hemiparesis may use a WalkAide or Bioness device to help them with foot drop. Insurance companies may deny coverage for a variety of reasons. This page provides hints from families who've successfully obtained insurance coverage for the WalkAide or Bioness.Depending on the requirements of your insurance … Read more>

Babies with Stroke or Bleeding in the Brain – Research Study

Understanding How the Brain Continues to Develop through Brain Imaging and Brain Stimulation The Gillick Pediatric Laboratory team is conducting research and recruiting babies between the ages of 3 and 12 months. Study details are below. More information from Dr. Sam Nemanich One in 2,300 babies have a stroke or bleeding in the brain. These … Read more>

Research Seeking Participants – Children with Hemiplegia

Dr. Georgia Malandraki, an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at Purdue University is conducting a feeding and speech research program for children with CP, with the overall goal of designing better physiologically based treatments for speech and swallowing difficulties. More research details from Dr. … Read more>

CHASA Family Retreat 2018

Registration for the 2018 CHASA Family Retreat closed on March 8, 2018. If you are interested in being put on a waiting list, please fill out the Retreat Wait List Form. We will contact you if there are cancellations or if we can secure additional meeting space and sleeping rooms. Are You Ready to Party? Join hundreds of kids, teens, and adults … Read more>

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. The 2017 application deadline is August 31st. All applicants will be notified by October 31st and checks will be mailed in later November. … Read more>

Let’s Play! Activity Scholarships

Kids just want to play. Kids NEED to play! It's their job. It's how they feel good about life and about themselves. They try something new, master a skill, learn to succeed or learn to fail - they learn! And, there's that little added bonus - Play is FUN!CHASA's mission is to help children, teens and adults living with hemiplegia (from any … Read more>

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>

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