CHASA Family Retreat 2016

Are You Ready to Party? Join over 300 kids, teens, and adults who have hemiplegia and their families for 4+ days of fun and relaxation. The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) hosts a family retreat where families who “get […]

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 […]

College Survival Tips for Students with Disabilities (and everyone else)

College Survival Tips for Students with Disabilities (and everyone else) Apply for a CHASA Educational Scholarship 1.Plan ahead. We know it’s a drag, but a few minutes planning ahead will pay off in better grades, less stress, and more time […]

Transitioning to Adulthood

Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults. When the student has a disability, it’s especially helpful to […]

The Great (Culture) Wall – Disability and Society

I lost a friend once because I have Cerebral Palsy (CP). She wasn’t a particularly close friend, more a “wave and chat for a bit after Mass” friend. Either way, though, it stung. It wasn’t her fault, of course, but […]

Join the KASA TAsk Force

KASA, Kids as Self Advocates, a Family Voices project, is looking for youth, between the ages of 12 and 18, to serve on the national Kids As Self Advocates (KASA) all-youth volunteer Task Force. This is a great opportunity to […]

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, […]

CHASA Family Retreat

Join families of children with hemiplegia from around the world for the 11th annual CHASA Family Retreat, held in Arlington, Texas. New this year – a special two-day pre-retreat event for families of teens and adults who’ve had hemiplegia since […]

Following His Dream

Danny’s Family   Danny is 15 years old and a freshman in High School. As the middle of three brothers, Danny was determined early on, to make sports a part of his life. He began organized athletics at the age […]

Thunder in the Valley Games Michigan

Adaptive Sports Season is in full swing. This is for adults and Juniors, age 7 and up. Thunder in the Valley Games are scheduled for May 31st – June 3rd, 2012 at Saginaw Valley State U and are hosted by […]

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 […]