What is adaptive sports or para sports?

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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

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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

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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 […]

CHASA Family Reunions

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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 […]

Research Studies – Children after Stroke – Washington, DC area

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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

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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

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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 […]

Constraint Therapy and Bimanual Therapy Camps 2015

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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

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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 […]

Research Study Recruiting – Combined tDCS/CIMT in Children with Hemiparesis

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The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, CHASA, has teamed with Dr. Bernadette Gillick at the University of Minnesota to recruit participants for the Synergistic Effect of Combined tDCS/CIMT in Children with Heimparesis study. Research study information from the program is […]

CHASA Streak for Pediatric Stroke Awareness

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It’s time to get your streak on.  How will you Streak for Pediatric Stroke? Pediatric Stroke Survivors often have multiple disabilities. If these little stroke survivors can do some of the hard things they do every single day of their […]

Introducing the Inspirational Evan – And My Streak for Pediatric Stroke

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February 21, 2008. It’s the day that changed our lives forever. I can still remember the phone call I received from the doctor’s office – the nurse telling me that the pediatric neurologist had reviewed the results of our son […]

What do special needs parents really need?

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Maybe you just learned that a close friend or family member’s child has been diagnosed with a disability or medical condition.  What do you think, what do you do, how do you react? It seems that for many friends and […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness T-Shirts 2015

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The awareness shirt campaign closed on 3/20/15 and your shirts will be shipped in April. If you have questions about your order, please contact booster.com. Thanks for your AWESOME support of this CHASA awareness campaign. Wear those shirts with pride! […]

Meet Chris – Loves Wrestling

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Chris is a pediatric stroke survivor and very involved in the wrestling team at his elementary school. In one tournament, he wrestled four times, won two and lost two, and come in 4th out of 8 athletes in the competition. […]