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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quick and Easy Meal Prep – With One Hand

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 […]

One-Handed Cooking Gadgets

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 […]

We Can Help With Your IEP (Individualized Education Plan)

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 hemiplegia IEP for Pre-Kindergarten student, almost 3 years old, with […]

Using Scissors to Cut With One Hand

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 […]

Kandu’s First Book

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 […]

My Personal Best

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 […]

Research Study: Virtual Balance Task in Children with Cerebral Palsy

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 […]

How does CHASA use your donations?

Your donations directly help families of children who have hemiplegia or pediatric stroke. You may donate to CHASA using PayPal, our online donation system at Crowdrise, or by check. Learn more about donating here. CHASA Hosts Over 50 Online Groups: […]

Soccer and Hemiplegia – Shea’s Story

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 […]

CHASA Family Retreat 2016

CHASA Family Retreat 2016 Registration closed on April 6, 2016.  Watch the website and join us at future retreats! Are You Ready to Party? Join over 400 kids, teens, and adults who have hemiplegia and their families for 4+ days […]

Meet Cole

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 […]