CHASA Family Retreat 2016

Are You Ready to Party? Join over 300 kids, teens, and adults who have hemiplegia and their families for 4+ days of fun and relaxation. The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) hosts a family retreat where families who “get […]

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 […]

Babies Have Strokes Video

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Locating Sports in Your Community

Let’s get moving! Many kids, teens and adults with hemiplegia or hemiparesis enjoy leisure and competitive sports. Below you’ll find tips for locating sports opportunities in your community. Begin by playing sports for fun in your backyard.  Catch and throw […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Neuropsych – Our Experience

When our doctors first started talking about visiting a Neuropsych, they were having conversations with each other, while we were in the room. “Do you think a neuropsych would help?” “Yes, but not yet”… or “Has he been to neuropsych […]

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 […]

Constraint Therapy and Bimanual Therapy Camps 2015

The following organizations or clinics have contacted CHASA and asked that we share information with you about constraint induced movement therapy and/or bimanual therapy camps they are  hosting this summer. CHASA lists these camps as a courtesy to families and […]

Study Recruiting Participants – The Benefits of Social Support in Families of Pediatric Stroke Survivors

Occupational therapy graduate student, Madison Drees, has requested that CHASA assist in recruiting participants for her graduate research study. The Benefits of Social Support in Families of Pediatric Stroke Survivors. Madison has provided the following description of the survey: The purpose […]