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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]