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 […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness Shirts – CHASA 2016

Get your official CHASA 2016 Shirts! Three designs and multiple shirt styles. Order by Sunday, March 20, 2016 and shirts will arrive at your home in mid April. These make great gifts for therapists, doctors, teachers, grandparents and everyone who loves […]

Research Study Recruiting – Combining Brain Stimulation and Therapy for Hand Function in Children with Hemiparesis

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 Hemiparesis study. Research study information from the program is […]

CHASA Streak for Pediatric Stroke Awareness

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 Evan – And My Streak for Pediatric Stroke

February 21st. 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 Evan’s […]

What do special needs parents really need?

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

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

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. […]

Communication – Students with Speech Disability

In November, 2014, the U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Education (DOE) issued joint guidance about the rights of students with hearing, vision, or speech disabilities to effective communication. According to the guidance, public schools are responsible for ensuring communication […]

Choosing a CHASA Retreat Location

CHASA began hosting national family retreats in 2000 and since then, it’s been an almost annual event. Families frequently ask us how we choose a retreat location or suggest we host a retreat in their home town. We’re always excited to find […]