New York Families with Child with Hemiplegia Meet Up

Join New York area families of children who are pediatric stroke survivors or who have hemiplegia for a fun-filled outing to the Strong Museum of Play. Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012 Time: 12:00 pm – meet by the admissions area […]

Hemiplegia Awareness, Pediatric Stroke Awareness, and Cerebral Palsy Awareness Shirts – Order by November 2nd

You asked for them – Hemiplegia Awareness Shirts, Pediatric Stroke Awareness Shirts, Cerebral Palsy Awareness Shirts, and Kandu Shirts – and CHASA is going to deliver! Shirt orders closed on November 2, 2012. Shirts will begin shipping in one month. […]

Monkey Science – Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

There’s a book that was suggested to me while I was in the NICU, right after Henry was born. About six months later, I finally got up the courage to read “The Brain that Changes Itself” by Dr. Norman Doidge, […]

A Sister and a Brother and Disability – Film by Jennifer Siegel

As the parent of a child who has a disability, I don’t know that words can describe the feelings that overwhelmed me as I watched this beautiful film created by Jennifer Siegel.  Jennifer produced this short film for the Cinema […]

Pediatric Stroke and Silver in the FSKA World Championships

Kaidhyn has hemiplegic cerebral palsy, but that diagnosis didn’t stop him from bringing home a chest full of medals form the FSKA (Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association) World Championships held in Denver this past weekend. Kaidhyn wasn’t alone at this competition. […]

Kaidhyn has Hemiplegia and is Competing in the FSKA Karate World Championship

Seven year old Kaidhyn Stockdale will represent the city of Owensboro, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the United States of America at the 2012 Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association (FSKA) World Karate Championships in Denver, Colorado this weekend.  Kaidhyn is a […]

Ask the Hand Specialist – Two year old with hemiplegic cerebral palsy is resisting constraint therapy

My 2 1/2 year old daughter has left side hemiplegic cerebral palsy due to a stroke. Since five months old, we have been doing some form of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT). Over the past six months, my daughter has […]

Can an Adult with Hemiplegia Since Childhood Benefit from Weight Training?

My son’s hand, arm, leg, and foot are smaller on his affected side than on the other side of his body. What causes this? He had a stroke just before he was born and we’ve taken him to physical and […]

When That Feeling Hits

A blog came across my Facebook feed this morning, forwarded by the local natural baby product store in our area. It’s totally appropriate for them to post it, as the blog was one mother’s story of the trauma of an […]

Holly Escapes from Her Constraint Therapy Cast

My daughter, Holly, is a sweet 5-year old girl with a number of diagnoses – Left-Sided Hemiplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, PDD-NOS, Developmental Delays, Behavior and Sensory Issues.   One day each month, we go to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for all […]

Bimanual Training in Young Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association has teamed with the Center for Cerebral Palsy Research In Hand Motor Control, Teachers College Columbia University to recruit participants for a home bimanual training research study. Investigators at the Center for Cerebral Palsy […]

New York Childhood Stroke Awareness Picnic

Join New York area families of children who are pediatric stroke survivors or who have hemiplegia for our 3rd Annual Picnic. Date: July 8th 2012 Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm Place: Wantagh Park – Covered Picnic area Please bring your favorite […]

Gabi is Riding Again

On January 24th, 2011, Gabi grabbed her head and stumbled to the ground and started to go unresponsive. Fifteen hours later, at midnight in the PICU, we found out that Gabi had had a stroke. It was sudden to say […]

Caitlyn’s Doing the Bum-scooting Boogie

Caitlyn has just been diagnosed in February with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy secondary to a Perinatal stroke. At 10 months old she was not able to sit up well even with support and with the hard work and support of great […]

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 […]