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Pediatric Physical Therapist,  Fran Arkusinski, discusses orthotics How Many AFOs QUESTION: I was wondering what the PT thought about AFO/DAFOs and how many our children should be wearing – one or two. Our PT asked me to get two DAFOs […]

Support Community

I wish I could give a gift that would allow you to see into your child’s future. The unknown can be so very difficult. Will she talk? Will she walk?  Can she be potty trained? Will she go to prom?  […]

Getting Started

Research shows daily physical activity raises self-esteem, helps individuals develop peer relationships, increases achievement, enhances overall health and improves quality of life. Find Local Sports Opportunities If you’re just starting out in a sport, you can play with friends and family. […]

Thank you for donating to CHASA

Your support helps CHASA keep helping kids with hemiplegia or pediatric stroke.  The CHASA board of directors believes in reaching out directly to children and families to make an impact in their day to day living. We know the struggles […]


Sign up for news from the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA). Examples of articles include: adapting clothing and items around the house ideas for working with teachers and schools new medical developments in pediatric stroke, cerebral palsy, and hemiplegia […]

Fundraising FAQ

We’re excited that you wish to help us promote the good works of CHASA and raise funds or spread awareness about our little stroke and hemiplegia survivors! Hosting an Awareness Event, Fundraising for CHASA or Selling Products to benefit CHASA […]

Walk or Run for CHASA Kids

Raising Pediatric Stroke or Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Awareness – Helpful Hints for Participating in an Established Walk or Run Check with your physician to make sure you’re in great shape and can participate in an athletic event like a walk […]

Living On Your Own

Work US Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Workforce Recruitment Program The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and […]


Change can be difficult for many, but is particularly difficult for children who have hemiplegia. There are a number of transitions in the life of a child with hemiplegia. Children typically experience the following transitions: early childhood intervention program to […]

Athletic Scholarships

As funding permits, CHASA will award athletic scholarships to young athletes who have had hemiplegia since childhood. We are currently gathering data about the athletic pursuits of children, teens and young adults with hemiplegia or hemiparesis. Fill out this form […]

Restaurant Fundraisers

Many restaurants are available for fundraiser awareness events. In a typical restaurant fundraiser, the restaurant gives your group a percentage of the sales on a designated night.  Some restaurants actually let you do the serving.  These events are often set up […]

Fundraising Ideas

Thank you for considering hosting a  fundraiser benefitting the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA).  By hosting a fundraiser you become a part of the critical effort in helping to raise money and awareness of stroke in infancy and childhood, as well as […]


We love our volunteers! CHASA is proud to have a growing number of committed compassionate volunteers that assist our families and children in many ways.  In honor of the many volunteers with which CHASA has been blessed, we extend a […]

Sporting Competitions

  Teens and young adults with hemiplegia enjoying a game of “trashket ball” at the CHASA Family Retreat. 2015 Sporting Competitions for Athletes with Disabilities National Sports Organizations and Events National Junior Disability Championships(NJDC) – Information located at Wheelchair & Ambulatory […]

Athletic Events for Athletes with Disabilities – 2015

Central Region Athletic Competitions for Athletes with Disabilities – 2015 Texas Regional Games– April 24-26 (tentative) Mid America Games– Kansas,  May 2-3 GUMBO– LA, May 2 Gateway Games– MO, May 15-17 Challenge Games– KS, May 16 Thunder in the Valley– […]

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 […]

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 […]

Soccer and Hemiplegia – Shea’s Story

The one-armed goalkeeper “So what was the coolest thing about Paralympic National Soccer Camp?” This was the first question that I asked my 13 year old son Shea, upon his return from the United States Men’s Paralympic National Team Training […]

What is Adaptive Sports or Para Sports?

Adaptive sports are competitive or recreational sports for people with disabilities.  Adaptive sports often run parallel to typical sport activities.  However, they allow modifications necessary for people with disabilities to participate and many sports use a classification system that puts […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness – Quick and Easy Ideas

On the Internet Use whenever you talk about Pediatric Stroke. It’s easy to remember and will take the public directly to information on pediatric stroke. You can also include for support and help for families of pediatric stroke […]

Things I have Learned From Having Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

I will never confuse my right and my left. Mouths are secretly hands that never grew fingers, and can be used as such. All doorknobs should be levers. Seriously. You try opening a doorknob with your fist when your other […]

Our Favorite Orgs – Strong as Steel Adaptive Sports

May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month and the CHASA leaders would like to share some of our favorite organizations with you. These are folks who are doing some awesome work to help kids with hemiplegia, pediatric stroke, or different disabilities […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scholarships for Thunder in the Valley Games 2013

A limited number of CHASA Athletic Scholarships for athletes with hemiplegia or hemipareis are available for the 2013 Thunder in the Valley Games being held May 30th through June 2nd, 2013.  CHASA encourages young people with hemiplegia or hemiparesis to […]

5K, Marathons, Bikes, Walks and Runs for CHASA

We’re often contacted by volunteers who would like to host a large walk or run. Because these events can be complicated and sometimes expensive to set up, we encourage volunteers to participate in an established walk or run. The established […]

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 […]

Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Ohio Meet Up

Join families of children who have hemiplegic cerebral palsy in Delaware, Ohio. Saturday, October 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Parents will talk. Kids will play. Maybe a pot luck lunch? More information on the Ohio meet up for families of […]

Strong as Steel Adaptive Sports

My son Trent, who has survived many hemorrhagic strokes in his young life, has right hemiplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy.  He has always been a natural runner, running has seemed to come more easily to him than walking!  When he […]