2020 CHASA Family Retreat

Registration for the 2020 CHASA Family Retreat will begin in early 2020. Watch this page for announcements, sign up links and access to the 2020 CHASA Family Retreat Facebook Interest Group. Are You Ready to Party? Join hundreds of kids, […]

2019 CHASA 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, no demands. Expect lots of laughter! Details Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm to […]

CHASA Family Retreat 2016

CHASA Family Retreat 2016 Registration closed on April 6, 2016.  Watch the website and join us at future retreats! Are You Ready to Party? Join over 400 kids, teens, and adults who have hemiplegia and their families for 4+ days […]

What do special needs parents really need?

Maybe you just learned that a close friend or family member’s child has been diagnosed with a disability or medical condition.  What do you think, what do you do, how do you react? It seems that for many friends and […]

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 […]

The 12 days of Holiday Coping – Children with Disabilities

We often have visions of sugar plum fairies and warm family gatherings for the holidays. Sometimes these dreams do come true, but often reality can fall short of our expectations. When we add a child who has a disability to […]

There’s No Dishonor in Having a Disability

One of our young adults who has a diagnosis of hemiplegia due to a perinatal stroke sent this link to us today. She says that, “Words cannot describe how much I love this speech.”  We love it, too, and hope […]

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 […]