• 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?

Speech Apraxia and How Sign Language Changed Our World

Our son has been diagnosed with Speech Apraxia for about a year now. It has once again changed our lives - in a different way.  For those who don’t know what speech apraxia is, Speech Apraxia is a motor speech disorder. Children with Speech Apraxia have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. This is not because of muscle weakness or … 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>

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>

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