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 hemiplegia.  The letter below is from a mom who […]

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 stroke. In the past four years, CHASA awarded over $63,000 […]

CHASA Family Retreat 2018

Registration for the 2018 CHASA Family Retreat closed on March 8, 2018. If you are interested in being put on a waiting list, please fill out the Retreat Wait List Form. We will contact you if there are cancellations or […]

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 hints from families who’ve successfully obtained insurance coverage […]

Babies with Stroke or Bleeding in the Brain – Research Study

Understanding How the Brain Continues to Develop through Brain Imaging and Brain Stimulation The Gillick Pediatric Laboratory team is conducting research and recruiting babies between the ages of 3 and 12 months. Study details are below. More information from Dr. Sam […]

Research Seeking Participants – Children with Hemiplegia

Dr. Georgia Malandraki, an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at Purdue University is conducting a feeding and speech research program for children with CP, with the overall goal of designing better physiologically based treatments […]

Let’s Play! Activity Scholarships

Kids just want to play. Kids NEED to play! It’s their job. It’s how they feel good about life and about themselves. They try something new, master a skill, learn to succeed or learn to fail – they learn! And, […]

CHASA 2017 Adult Retreat

  ANNOUNCEMENT: We’ve had an overwhelming response to our adult retreat and registration has closed early. We are creating a wait list and if we have cancellations or can expand our space, we may be able to add more attendees. […]

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 […]

UNC Hemiplegia Summer CIMT Camp

Summer camp is a quintessential childhood experience. That’s why UNC Children’s offers Helping Kids with Hemiplegia, a no-cost therapeutic day camp for kids ages 3 to 10 with motor impairment on one side of their bodies. The camp, founded by […]

Auditory Processing Disorder and CART Services

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services may benefit students with hemiplegia. Traditionally used by the deaf community, CART is useful for students who may have difficulty understanding auditory information – information they hear. CART can help the student understand what others […]

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 […]

Quick and Easy Meal Prep – With One Hand

Ready to cook your own meals? You may be a great “cook from scratch” cook, but if you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, check out our tips below. make extra meals and freeze them […]

One-Handed Cooking Gadgets

Our kids can cook!  Have your child help out in the kitchen from an early age and he will learn to cook independently by the time he’s ready to leave home. Cutting Tools for Individuals with Hemiplegia The Ulu knife is […]

We Can Help With Your IEP (Individualized Education Plan)

Examples of Individualized Education Programs for students with a diagnosis of hemiplegia, hemiplegic cerebral palsy, or hemiparesis and related disabilities. IEP and psychological report for Preschool student, age 2, with hemiplegia IEP for Pre-Kindergarten student, almost 3 years old, with […]