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 […]

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 […]

Disabled or Typical – The Balancing Act

Let me be clear. My son is fine. And if you don’t believe me, ask anyone around me. “Your baby had a stroke? Really? Thank goodness it didn’t really affect him!” “Well, you can hardly tell he doesn’t use his […]

Champion Pumpkin Carver and Pediatric Stroke Surivor Nick

For those of you who don’t know my almost 10 year old son, Nick, he has met many challenges. Born with transposition of great arteries, cardiac arrest, right side stroke, hydrocephalous and developmental delays, he has met many challenges that […]

Cerebral Palsy: Behavior, Anger, and Decision Making

Angry Fits and the Decision Spiral of Doom I belong to a CHASA (Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association) Facebook group called ‘Hemikids and Pediatric Stroke Survivors’. Many of the members are parents of children with hemiplegia who are looking to […]

My Baby had a Stroke – A Mom Copes

Allison Bemiss lives in southern Kentucky with her husband, Daniel, and two sons, seven year old Elijah and two year old Jonah. Just after Jonah’s first birthday, the family learned he was a pediatric stroke survivor. He suffered an in-utero […]

These Families are Streaking for Pediatric Stroke

May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. Do you know that CHASA proclaimed the first Pediatric Stroke Awareness Day way back in 2002?  A couple of moms were tired of hearing, “I didn’t know a baby could have a stoke.” Sound […]

2013 Pediatric Stroke Awareness Events

We love our volunteers! They’ve set up the following events to benefit CHASA and increase Pediatric Stroke Awareness. Let us know about any events you’re planning that will benefit the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association and help us keep Helping […]

Adding a Velcro Fastener to Pants – No More Buttons!

Children and adults with hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy may have difficulty fastening pants with one hand. Below you’ll find an easy method of replacing the button with velcro. The final photo, which we do not have, would show the […]

New York Childhood Stroke Picnic

Mark your calendars for the New York Childhood Stroke Picnic!! Our 2013 picnic is officially booked Sunday July 7th, 11am We will be in the same space as last year. Wantagh Park 1 King Road Wantagh, NY Covered picnic area […]

Survey! What’s important to you?

In keeping with CHASA’s mission of assisting pediatric stroke or hemiplegia researchers, we are making a survey from Teachers College, Columbia University available to you. Information about the survey is below. Dear Caregiver, Your responses to this brief questionnaire will […]

2013 CHASA Family Retreat – For Families of Children, Teens, and Young Adults with Hemiplegia

Ready to Party? Are you ready to party with some fun and crazy families of kids, teens, and adults who have hemiplegia? Join over 200 people who “get it” for 4+ days of fun and relaxation. Research shows that knowing […]

Virginia Resources – Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy and Pediatric Stroke

Children with hemiplegia due to pediatric stroke or other causes frequently need information on therapies, education, medical resources, finances, and support systems. We hope you’ll find the following Virginia links helpful. Dept of Medical Assistance Services – medicaid info, process […]

Jude Paints Kandu during Occupational Therapy

Kandu, the CHASA Mascot, was sighted at Jude’s house this weekend. Jude is nine years old and has hemiplegic cerebral palsy due to a stroke at age five. Jude works really hard in occupational therapy and that’s where he was […]