• What do I do next?

    Your baby or child has just received a diagnosis of hemiplegia or hemiparesis due to an early stroke or a different cause. You’re suddenly thrust into the world you did not expect. How do you help your child live a full life while experiencing your own roller coaster of emotions? You are not alone. CHASA has been helping families since 1996 – we’re here for you.

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  • Helping Kids With Hemiplegia – Orthotic Grants

    We’re helping kids walk!  Kids with hemiplegia often need to wear a foot orthotic (brace) to help with balance and walking and these orthotics are very expensive. The CHASA Orthotic Grant Program helps families in need with the expense of purchasing an orthotic.

     

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  • Find CHASA on Facebook

    CHASA’s friendly and supportive online discussion groups have thousands of parents, mostly moms, of children who have hemiplegia or hemiparesis and discussions range from potty training to how to adapt a car.

     

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  • Shoe Exchange – Find Your Sole Mate™

    Children and adults with hemiplegic cerebral palsy often need to wear two different sizes of shoes. The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association has created the CHASA Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Shoe Exchange program to assist families in exchanging that extra pair of shoes.

     

    Find your Sole Mate >

What’s New?

Research Study: Exploring the motivators and barriers for participation in cerebral palsy related research

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) has teamed with researchers at Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, … Read more>

May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month

Kids Have Strokes - Say it. Then do something! May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. There is strength in numbers and you can join the movement to increase Pediatric Stroke Awareness. This page … Read more>

CHASA College Scholarships

Each year, CHASA awards college and vocational school scholarships to students who have a diagnosis of hemiplegia, hemiparesis, hemiplegic cerebral palsy due to any cause or a diagnosis of pediatric … Read more>

CHASA 2020 Family Retreat

COVID-19 Update - Sadly, the CHASA 2020 Family Retreat has been canceled.  Traditionally, registration fees are nonrefundable; however, the pandemic is an unusual circumstance and CHASA has refunded … Read more>

CHASA Retreat for Moms

Watch the CHASA.org site for dates for our next Retreat for Moms. Join other CHASA moms for an extended weekend of relaxation and fun. This is YOUR time - no work, no school, no family, no therapies, … Read more>

Cerebral Palsy Research Studies Seeking Participants – University of Minnesota

Three new studies from the Gillick Pediatric Neuromodulation Lab at the University of Minnesota. Click on links below for additional information. Effects of a single session of transcranial … Read more>

Thank you – CHASA Orthotic Grants

CHASA provides grants to help families purchase orthotics (foot braces). Orthotics help children with balance and walking and are often worn by children and young adults who have a diagnosis of … Read more>

Insurance Approval for WalkAide or Bioness for Toe Drop

Children and adults with hemiplegia or hemiparesis may use a WalkAide or Bioness device to help them with foot drop. Insurance companies may deny coverage for a variety of reasons. This page provides … Read more>

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