NDEAM Poster Art competition – Texas Artist with Disability

The deadline for submissions for the NDEAM Poster Art competition is coming up – March 15. Can you help us get the word out to artists and art teachers in your community? There is NO FEE for entries, and the […]

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy – Henry is Using His Hand

Holy cow, it appears to be working! Constraint therapy actually appears to be working! Henry’s reaching with his affected arm, holding objects in his affected hand and actually POINTED his index finger upon request. HOLY COW. I don’t even know […]

You Don’t Need Two Hands

When my daughter was seven days old, the doctors discovered that she had survived a perinatal stroke. This was the beginning of decades of physical and occupational therapy  – much of it aimed at helping her gain use of her […]

Altering Jeans for Individuals with Hemiplegia

Version 1 – Add Elastic Tabs to Traditional Jeans This alteration allows the jeans to be put on without unbuttoning, yet the waistband still stays snug. It’s not the most attractive alteration, but if shirts are not tucked in, no […]

Shoe Exchange for Odd Sized Shoes

Individuals with hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy often wear two different sizes of shoes. For example, a child might wear a size 7 on the right foot and a size 9 on the left foot. This results in having to […]

Kids with Hemiplegia Can Play the Guitar

If you’re the parent of a child with hemiplegia or any disability, you just hate to think of telling your child that you don’t think they can do something. I like to think that my daughter can do just about […]

Job Interviews – Disclosing Your Disability

A CHASA volunteer shares her personal experiences with job interviews and having hemiplegia and epilepsy. While job hunting, my decision of when and how to disclose the information of my stroke, hemiplegia, and seizures depends on the job I’m applying […]

One Handed Can Opener

Kids with hemiplegia want to be independent and the kitchen is a place where they face many challenges.  Traditional can openers are very difficult to use with one hand.  We found a simple, inexpensive product, the One Touch Can Opener, […]

I Met a Girl

Mark says… It was my first CHASA (Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association) Retreat and I didn’t really know what to expect. Initially, I didn’t want to go because I thought I would feel out of place since I didn’t know […]