Shane Loves to Ride Bikes

Our son Shane was born early, at 31 weeks, for reasons unknown. He was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and had a very successful laparoscopic repair at 5 days old. Shane spent 6 weeks in the NICU and during one of […]

CHASA Awards 14 College Scholarships – 2016

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) has awarded fourteen scholarships to students pursuing a college education. This is our 15th year of awarding college and vocational scholarships! The total award for 2016 is $16,800. A very talented group of […]

Kandu’s First Book

Kandu, the CHASA Mascot, has a new book! We’re excited to share Kandu’s journeys with you. Kandu is a penguin who wears a brace and has some pretty fun adventures. If you are a CHASA Kid, meaning our website helps […]

My Personal Best

My name is Trent Clayton and I like to run! I like to run because it feels exhilarating, I love feeling the wind in my face, and the best part is pushing myself to do something I wasn’t sure I could […]

Soccer and Hemiplegia – Shea’s Story

The one-armed goalkeeper “So what was the coolest thing about Paralympic National Soccer Camp?” This was the first question that I asked my 13 year old son Shea, upon his return from the United States Men’s Paralympic National Team Training […]

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 […]

Perinatal Stroke Research – Recruiting Participants for Language Project

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association has teamed with Dr. Susan Levine at the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago to recruit participants for a Language Development Project. Research study information from the program is below. Have you […]

CHASA College Scholarships 2014

Each year, CHASA awards college and vocational school scholarships to students who have a diagnosis of hemiplegia, hemiparesis, or hemiplegic cerebral palsy. CHASA awarded fourteen scholarships in 2014 and thirteen scholarships in 2013. The 2015 application deadline is August 31st. All […]

Supination in Children with Hemiplegia

Does your child have problems turning their arm so their palm is up? This movement is called supination and many children with hemiplegia or hemiparesis have problems with supination of their affected hand. Here are some fun ways to encourage […]

Emily’s Story – Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month

My husband and I always had children in our plans – it was just something we never had to discuss and knew we wanted. After being married for 3 years we decided to start trying. I was blessed with a […]

North Carolina CHASA Spring Meetup

Karen Kaplan (Greensboro CHASA member) has been so kind as to put together a CHASA Spring get together for our Triad Area. Join us at Bur-Mil Park in Greensboro, NC on Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 2:30pm to 7:30pm. Karen […]

Cerebral Palsy Research Opportunity

Researchers at the Laboratory of Neuromodulation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network Research Institute are recruiting participants with cerebral palsy between the ages of 8 and 18 for a study. The purpose of this research is to determine whether a non-invasive technique […]

Shampoo with One Hand

How can I shampoo with one hand? Should I use a special shampoo dispenser? If you have limited use of one hand, you may find yourself juggling shampoo bottles in the shower. One option is to install a special shampoo […]

Lunch Trays, Milk Cartons, and Kindergarten: One handed

I have a year before my son, who has left hemiplegia, starts all day kindergarten, and I’ve recently been having an anxiety attack about him having to carry a lunch tray, open a carton of milk, cut up his own […]

Apps for Children with Hemiplegia

If you have an iPhone or iPad you may find the following list of Facebook pages or groups helpful. Aileen Kavanagh-Kaiteris created this lists and says that she finds useful apps from the posts, comments, giveaways, app parties, etc., found […]