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 […]

Kandu Has a New Look

Meet our new Kandu! A little more energetic and happier than old Kandu. Learn more about Kandu, the CHASA Mascot Find Support

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 […]

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 […]

CHASA Family Retreat 2016

CHASA Retreat 2016 Registration closed on April 6, 2016. We’ll miss seeing you this summer! Watch the website for information on future retreats. Are You Ready to Party? Join over 400 kids, teens, and adults who have hemiplegia and their […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]