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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

Let’s Play Scholarship excluded activities

We are unable to provide a Let’s Play scholarship for these activities at this time Contraint-therapy or other medical therapy camps – Resources for financial assistance Adaptive driving and car modifications. Contact your local Department or Rehabilitation. Often they have funds to […]

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 […]