You’re not alone. CHASA parents tell us they could not make the journey of raising a child or teen with hemiplegia without the support of other parents who have been there. And, we’re not just here for parents – we also support adults who’ve had hemiplegia since childhood. Join us! Learn more >
CHASA is a 20 year old non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, teens and adults who have hemiplegia. Hemiplegia or hemiparesis means that a person has weakness or difficulty using one side of their body.
Hemiplegia can be caused by a perinatal stroke, also known as an in utero stroke or a prenatal stroke. Hemiplegia can also caused by a stroke during childhood, brain surgery for seizures, hemispherectomy, a traumatic brain injury, cancer surgery and a several other conditions.
Why are we here? To help kids and adults with hemiplegia lead a happy and healthy life!
We’re here for life, meaning we help babies and we also help teens and adults who’ve had hemiplegia since childhood.
If this is all new to you, check out our Newly Diagnosed area.
Need support? We have thousands of parents who will walk with you on this journey.