Children's Hemiplegia & Stroke Association. Support for children with hemiplegia, hemiparesis, childhood stroke, infant stroke, hemiplegia, hemiparesis, neonatal stroke, brain bleed, stroke in utero and pediatric stroke
Parents tell us they could not make the journey of raising a child with hemiplegia, hemiparesis, or pediatric stroke without the support of other parents who have been there. We want you to know that you are not alone. Join us! Learn more >
The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) is a 19 year old non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, teens and young 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.